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A Mind to Murder - P.D. James
A Mind to Murder
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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."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743219587 (0743219589)
ASIN: 743219589
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Adam Dalgliesh (#2)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 A Mind to Murder / P.D. James
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 t...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Pretty Easy to Figure out Guilty Party & Flow Needed Improved
Not too much to say about this one. I thought it was a solid mystery for the second book in the Adam Dalgliesh series. I just found myself getting bored after a while since it was really obvious who the murderer was (at least to me). There are some other secrets that are spilled, but other than a co...
Issa Bacsa's Bookshelf
Issa Bacsa's Bookshelf rated it
3.0 A Mind To Murder by P.D. James
Although there were obvious clues that were shrouded by other factors, these factors were successful enough to distract the detective but not me.
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
3.0
It's not always the least likely suspect.
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
3.0 A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, No. 2)
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...
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