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When the body of a theology student is found on a desolate stretch of East Anglian coast, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to pay a visit to the young man's theological college, St Anselm's, a place he knew as a boy, expecting no more than a nostalgic return to old haunts and a straightforward examination of the evidence. Instead he finds himself embroiled in intrigue, conflict and dangerous secrets as the college is torn apart by a sacrilegious and horrifying murder..."Beautifully-written...consummately plotted". ("Observer"). ""Death in Holy Orders" is pure pleasure". ("Spectator"). "Michael Jayston does an excellent job of breathing life into Adam Dalgliesh". "Daily Express". This is a suspenseful story of murder in a clerical college from bestselling author P.D. James, read by Michael Jayston.
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The #1 bestseller featuring the return of beloved detective Commander Adam Dalgliesh ? a hero of A Certain Justice.
On the bleak coast of East Anglia, atop a sweep of low cliffs, stands the small theological college of St. Anselm's. On the shore not far away, lies the body of one of the school's young ordinands. He is the son of Sir Alred Treeves, a hugely successful and flamboyant businessman who is accustomed to getting what he wants ? and in this case what he wants is Commander Adam Dalgliesh to investigate his son's death. No sooner does Dalgliesh arrive, however, than the college is torn apart by a sacrilegious and horrifying murder, and the commander finds himself drawn into the labyrinth of an intricate and violent mystery.
Once again, P.D. James demonstrates her unrivalled skill in building a fully realized novel, rich in psychological and emotional complexity.
“ Death in Holy Orders reconfirms James’s place high in the panoply of contemporary crime writers…. This is a book to be savoured slowly.” — National Post
“This is a great mystery novel, but like the novels of Dickens or Trollope, it’s also more. It is a great novel of morals and ideas.” — The Globe and Mail
“P. D. James, the reigning master of the genre, and at the height of her powers at 80, has an energetic and expansive intelligence that distinguishes her fiction.” — The Gazette (Montreal)
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Book Description BBC Audiobooks Ltd, 2011. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111408468034