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by John Franklyn-Robbins
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 3 months ago
Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. I read ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 3 months ago
Well this series definitely intrigues me. I ended up reading a short story starring this character last year or the year before for Festive Tasks and then I ended up trying to start a stand alone with him and didn't realize it wasn't the first book. So I put it away and forget about reading this ser...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
“The cultured cop! I thought they were peculiar to detective novels.”In “Cover Her Face” by P. D. JamesSometimes people just like to talk about the books they're reading. Not boast. Just talk. I realise such plebeian behaviour may not be acceptable in the rarefied circles some people move in, but fo...
Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it 5 years ago
Scribd comes through. I went through a period of my life maybe fifteen years ago where all I read were mysteries, mostly mysteries written by women. P.D. James, Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes figured prominently during this reading era. All three of them featured male detectives - real detectives...
Vilja Reads
Vilja Reads rated it 5 years ago
At a country house, the family is tired of waiting for their ailing husband and father to die. Each have their own dissatisfactions and secrets. Meanwhile, a new maid with a fatherless child and a penchant for causing trouble is not making it any easier for any of them. The situation culminates into...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. bookshel...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Interesting story of a family who are waiting for a father to die, trying to find their place in the world and be a part of a society that's changing before their eyes. Full of stock characters from and English Country village, this is the story of an unmarried mother who is killed shortly after an...
denisebetteridge
denisebetteridge rated it 7 years ago
The thinking person's mystery. I did enjoy it, it was really well written. Unlike other mysteries I have read, I think the reader might be able to actually figure out by the clues, "whodunnit." Before reading P.D. James, I thought there was no point in trying to figure out who was guilty, or bother ...
One Page at a Time
One Page at a Time rated it 7 years ago
I tore through the beginning of this book, and would have continued to finish it in no time had the Olympics not intervened and drawn my attention.It was a very good "locked room" mystery. It was well-written and quick-moving, with little unneeded embellishment or back-story. Sometimes it's refres...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 8 years ago
A nicely constructed English country estate murder in which everyone has secrets and nobody is particularly nice. I appreciated the fact that the author spent almost the first quarter of the book setting up the suspects' motives in advance of the murder rather than starting after the murder with th...
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