A Mind to Murder
When the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. Dalgliesh must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which... show more
When the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. Dalgliesh must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which of their unresolved conflicts resulted in murder. With "discernment, depth, and craftsmanship," wrote the Chicago Daily News, A Mind to Murder "is a superbly satisfying mystery."
Publish date: June 5th 2001
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Female Authors
, Murder Mystery
Series: Adam Dalgliesh (#2)
Although there were obvious clues that were shrouded by other factors, these factors were successful enough to distract the detective but not me.
It's not always the least likely suspect.
More 3 1/2 stars. This is a reread from a long time ago and I'd forgotten the ending. Sometimes we are too clever for our own good. Dalgliesh learns this lesson the hard way in this clever murder mystery set in a has been posh psychiatric clinic. James does set up Dalgliesh as this dark, brooding, d...
here's a little story for you... so a famous San Francisco lobbyist - a lively raconteur, a darling of the media, and an infamously debauched homosexual - had a birthday celebration. because this was a man who helped build the careers of many politicians, his birthday party was a rather public affai...
I have almost completed this series and am going back and writing my reviews. I guess the thing that I would say about PD James is that she is a good writer, but not a "pop" writer..her mysteries are comfortable reads, yet most are forgettable.