A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 2) by P. D. James

Police Procedurals

By P. D. James

The second one publication to add Scotland backyard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A brain To homicide is a “superbly fulfilling secret” (Chicago day-by-day News) from bestselling writer P.D. James.

On the skin, the Steen Psychiatric medical institution is without doubt one of the such a lot respected associations in London. but if the executive head is located lifeless with a chisel in her middle, that uncommon facade starts to disintegrate because the fact emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard is termed in to enquire and quick reveals himself stuck in a whirlwind of psychiatry, medications, and deceit. Now he needs to research the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted wants of sufferers and employees alike to figure out which in their unresolved conflicts has ended in homicide and prevent a crafty killer ahead of the subsequent blow.

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She paused on the bottom step of the last flight and saw, as if with a stranger’s eyes, the pathetic attempt she had made to improve the look of the place. The walls here were painted with white emulsion paint. The stairs were covered with a grey drugget. The door was painted a bright citrus yellow and sported a brass knocker in the shape of a frog’s head. On the wall, carefully disposed one above the other, were the three flower prints she had picked up in Berwick Street market. Until tonight she had been pleased with the result of her work.

Stalling Coombe was very quiet. It was a small private estate of architect-designed houses, built in the traditional manner, and set each in a spacious garden. It had little contact with the neighbouring village of Stalling and was, indeed, an oasis of prosperous suburbia whose inhabitants, bound by ties of common prejudices and snobberies, lived like exiles determinedly preserving the decencies of civilization in the midst of an alien culture. Baguley had bought his house fifteen years ago, soon after his marriage.

That’s all very fine, Bea, but you know what the Steen is. There’s enough gossip without adding to it. None of the doctors liked her and nor did anyone else as far as I know. But that’s no reason for killing her. ” “Well, you’re all right, anyway. You’ve got an alibi if you and Dr. C. ” “Oh, we’re all right. So are Shorthouse and Cully and Nagle and Miss Priddy. Nagle was out with the post after six-fifteen and the others were together. I’m not sure about the doctors, though, and it’s a pity that Dr.

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