Death of an Expert Witness
In yet another page-turning installment in the bestselling Adam Dalgliesh mystery series from P.D. James, “the reigning mistress of murder” (Time), the Inspector must investigate the murder of a twisted forensic scientist and explore the dark secrets within his laboratory.
When a brilliant forensic scientist is found murdered in his own laboratory, Scotland Yard is called to the scene. The victim, a well-respected, authoritative member of the scientific community, was unpleasant to and greatly disliked by those who worked closest to him, leaving detectives with a wealth of suspects and murderous motives. P.D. James’ beloved detective Adam Dalgliesh is the one man who can sort through the lies, chasing down the truth to the book’s powerful climax.
P.D. James deftly weaves another tale of intrigue in Death of an Expert Witness. Engaging and thrilling, she takes readers along with her troubled detective on a case rife with psychological thrills.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mbmackay - LibraryThing
Who dunnit for the better educated. Both this and Black Tower suffer structural problems. The murder happens in a discrete group, and all the suspects have to be introduced. It all ends up a little tedious and contrived. Read Samoa Dec 2003 Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - reading_fox - LibraryThing
Perfectly readable as a standalone mystery this is technically the 6th in the Inspector Dalgliesh series, although he doesn't feature until at least third of the way in. Set (as usual for the series ... Read full review