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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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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...
target acquired
target acquired rated it
3.0
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...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0
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.
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