A young girl is strangled. Then the senior biologist in the forensic lab where her body is taken is also found dead. Adam Dalgleish has a baffling enquiry on his hands.
©1988 P.D. James (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
A forensic scientist is murdered in his lab and everyone seems to have had a good motive for killing him. An excellent suspenseful Adam Dagliesh novel. It's always a real treat to hear an unabridged PD James beautifully read by Michael Jayston, who is a pleasure to listen to.
I downloaded this thinking it was going to be a real thriller. However, it seemed very slow, predictable and one of the first books I have downloaded which has disappointed me. I won't be looking to buy a PD James audio book again I'm afraid.
Well-read, super crime book with an interesting setting, with several cleaver twists, I would highly recommend.
As ever I enjoyed Michael Jayston's reading of the book, but somehow the story didn't engage me as much as others in the series. This is the earliest I've listened to so far and I've tended to enjoy the later ones more. Should I risk going back any further I wonder...?
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