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A Mind to Murder Audiobook

A Mind to Murder

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Publisher's Summary

An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. Set in London, A Mind to Murder is the second novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series and a thrilling work of crime fiction from P. D. James, the award-winning author of Death Comes to Pemberley and The Children of Men.

A piercing scream, shattering the evening calm, brings Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh hurrying from his literary party to the nearby Steen Psychiatric Clinic, where he discovers the body of a woman sprawled on the basement floor, a chisel thrust through her heart.

As Dalgliesh probes beneath the apparently unruffled calm of the clinic, he discovers that many an intrigue lies hidden behind the Georgian terrace's unassuming façade. Professionally he has never known the taste of failure. Now, for the first time, he feels unsure of his own mastery as he battles to unmask a cool killer who is proving to be his intellectual equal and who is poised to strike again.

P. D. James (1920-2014) was a best-selling and internationally acclaimed crime writer. She was the creator of Adam Dalgliesh and Cordelia Gray and their long and successful series of mysteries. Her works include Cover Her Face (1962), An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972), Innocent Blood (1980), The Children of Men (1992), and the Jane Austen-inspired Death Comes to Pemberley (2011). James was born in Oxford in 1920. She won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. She received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983, and created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected president of the Society of Authors and stood down from this role in 2013.

©1963 P.D. James (P)2015 Faber Audio

What the Critics Say

"Unlike so many crime writers, James still has the power to move, fascinate and astonish." (Independent)

"P.D. James is simply a wonderful writer." (New York Times Book Review)

"One of our greatest living crime writers." (Daily Express)

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    Another great story excellently narrated by Daniel Weyman. Love his varied voices for each character. So very enjoyable.

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    First of all you get the 1st body in the basement of the clinic where she worked unfortunately there are many suspects both staff and patients, and not only that she's the most disliked member of staff.
    I hope you enjoy the book like I have.
    PD James and Agatha Christie are both excellent crime writers and both of them like to put little red herrings in just to fix you

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    "Brilliant!"

    An excellent whodunit with a surprise ending very cleverly achieved.

    There are lots of crime books out there but this is up there with Ian Rankin at his best.

    Thoroughly recommended!

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    Hilary uk 25/07/2015
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    An enjoyable book but the structure of the plot was very similar to the first book, Cover Her Face. Fair




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