A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 10) by P. D. James

Police Procedurals

By P. D. James

New York instances Bestseller

When amazing felony attorney Venetia Aldridge defends a tender guy for the brutal homicide of his mom, she perspectives the case as easily one other chance to illustrate her brilliance within the court. yet inside of weeks of the trial Aldridge is located lifeless at her table, a bloodstained barrister’s wig on her head. And as Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard makes an attempt to make experience of occasions, the murders proceed, inexorably spiraling into clean complexities of horror.

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We know about Trimlett. A foul-mouthed sexist bastard. Trimlett likes power and thought joining the police was the easiest way to get it. He certainly hasn’t the intelligence to get it any other way. He should have been chucked out after that last complaint. We’re not talking about DC Trimlett, we’re talking about you. But if you don’t like the question, that’s OK. It’s your life. ” “Think of the alternatives. Teaching? Not with today’s young. If I’m going to be bashed by louts, I’d rather be bashed by an adult lout when I can do some bashing back.

At the end of the seventy rounds they waited while the instructor added up and recorded their scores. Both had qualified, but Kate had scored the higher. Piers spoke for almost the first time. “Congratulations. Go on like this and you’ll get seconded for royal protection. ” They checked in their weapons and equipment, received their signed cards and had almost reached the lift when they heard the telephone. ” “Yes, sir. ” “There’s a suspicious death at Eight, Pawlet Court, in the Middle Temple.

A coat hanger held a coat in fine black wool. There was no red robe bag. Perhaps she was in the middle of a case and had left her wig and gown in the locker room of the Crown Court. In front of the windows was a small conference table with six chairs, while the two leather high-backed chairs in front of the marble fireplace suggested a more comfortable ambience for consultation. The only pictures were a line of Spy cartoons of nineteenth-century judges and barristers in wig and gown and over the fireplace an oil by Duncan Grant.

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