Devices And Desires
National Bestseller Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline. Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just... show more
National Bestseller Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline. Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on the remote Larksoken headland on the Norfolk coast in a converted windmill left to him by his aunt. But he cannot so easily escape murder. A psychotic strangler of young women is at large in Norfolk, and getting nearer to Larksoken with every killing. And when Dalgliesh discovers the murdered body of the Acting Administrative Officer on the beach, he finds himself caught up in the passions and dangerous secrets of the headland community and in one of the most baffling murder cases of his career.
Publish date: May 11th 2004
Pages no: 433
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Adam Dalgliesh (#8)
“’The victim's hair was damp, which suggests she died after her swim and not before it’" In “Devices and Desires” by P. D. James I’m no detective but that is some incredible deduction Dalgliesh… I'm only going to be on this earth for a limited amount of time, and in all likelihood I won't...
To be honest, I read this book 6 months ago and am just getting to my review..I can't remember much about the book and I only gave it 3 stars..In my world, that means that I liked it, but not enough to retain it.
Stars Robin Ellis and Susannah DoyleBroadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 11:00pm Saturday 17th July 2010Duration:30 minutesAvailable until:11:32pm Saturday 24th July 2010Categories:Drama, CrimeEasy to lose enthusiasm for the story when spread over such a long time
I think this was one of the first P.D. James books I read. It's good, but a bit different from some of her other Adam Dalgleish stories because A.D. is only a minor character. Not my favorite of hers, but even her worst is pretty darn good.
I can't believe I read so many PD James books...she's dull as dishwater.