Cover Her Face: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

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Simon and Schuster, May 1, 2001 - Fiction - 256 pages
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The first in the series of scintillating mysteries to feature cunning Scotland Yard detective, Adam Dalgliesh from P.D. James, the bestselling author hailed by People magazine as “the greatest living mystery writer.”

Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lies across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler’s fingers forever marring her lily-white throat. Someone has decided that the wages of sin should be death...and it is up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find who that someone is.



Cover Her Face is P.D. James’ delightful debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.
  

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I love the prose and the narrative voice. - Goodreads
Didn't care for her style of writing. - Goodreads
What a wonderful writer! - Goodreads
Good intro to Dalgliesh. - Goodreads
British murder mystery, a real page turner. - Goodreads
I was able to guess the ending, but it was still fun. - Goodreads

Review: Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh #1)

User Review  - C-shaw - Goodreads

This is the first of PD James' books. I've never read anything by her, and since she is touted as the greatest living mystery writer, I thought it best to try one! * * * * * Pretty good story, just a wee bit slower paced than I prefer. Good writing, though. Read full review

Review: Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh #1)

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I liked how this book was different from many older cozy mysteries in which everything is tied up in a neat little, cheesy bow at the end. However, I was a little disappointed that we barely learned anything about Inspector Dalgliesh at all. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
19
Section 3
25
Section 4
31
Section 5
41
Section 6
44
Section 7
51
Section 8
59
Section 15
137
Section 16
141
Section 17
145
Section 18
167
Section 19
175
Section 20
190
Section 21
201
Section 22
218

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
123
Section 14
129
Section 23
233
Section 24
247
Section 25
251
Section 26
254
Section 27
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About the author (2001)

Widely acknowledged as "the greatest contemporary writer of classic crime" (The London Sunday Times), P. D. James has been awarded major prizes for her crime writing in Great Britain, America, Italy, and Scandinavia, and in 1999 she received the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award for long-term achievement.