A Certain Justice
Read P.D. James in Large Print!It begins, dramatically enough, with a trial for murder. The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity... show more
Read P.D. James in Large Print!It begins, dramatically enough, with a trial for murder. The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed--and she does. But now murder is in the air. The next victim will be Aldridge herself, stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple, a bloodstained wig on her head. Enter Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team, whose struggle to investigate and understand the shocking events cannot halt the spiral into more horrors, more murders...A Certain Justice is P.D. James at her strongest. In her first foray into the strange closed world of the Law Courts and the London legal community, she has created a fascinating tale of interwoven passion and terror. As each character leaps into unforgettable life, as each scene draws us forward into new complexities of plot, she proves yet again that no other writer can match her skill in combining the excitement of the classic detective story with the richness of a fine novel. In its subtle portrayal of morality and human behavior, A Certain Justice will stand alongside Devices and Desires and A Taste for Death as one of P.D. James's most important, accomplished and entertaining works.
Publish date: March 28th 2006
Publisher: Seal Books
Pages no: 688
Edition language: English
I too read Asterix comic books that I've read before. The memories of reading them as a child, the familiarity of the characters and the incidents, the dialogue even. Of course, there are lots of reasons why we might want to return to a book. Reading a book again is not just reading it for a second ...
A defence lawyer is murdered, and Dalgliesh & co have to try and find out who did it.This is the first P.D. James book I've read, and after the suspects start to pile up with various reasons why it could be them, the rest of the book fizzles out.The ending was a disappointment.
Audiobook. I've also read and own the hardback. It's been awhile since I've read the book, but it started coming back to me as I listened to the audiobook. Although surprisingly, I thought it was someone else who was the original murderer. I kept thinking it was the senior clerk. Michael Jaysto...
Probably the best Inspector Daglish book I have read thus far. An incredibly fast read which sucked me in very quickly and didn't stop until the end.
Typical P D James mystery. I liked it.