P. D. James has been a favourite for a long time and Dalgliesh especially.
Finding Dalgliesh so vulnerable was a new twist and added another atmospheric layer to this strange, rather disturbing, and compelling story.
The last page made me smile, so very Dalgliesh.
James has a Austin-like eye for detail and character foibles and loves to drop them in our laps like a bag of acid-drops - tart and sweet and at times witty or downright funny.
- Hardcover: 271 pages
- Publisher: Scribner (1 August 1975)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684142635
- ISBN-13: 978-0684142630
- Package Dimensions: 20.1 x 14.2 x 2.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews