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The Black Tower - P.D. James
The Black Tower
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Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more? "Splendid, macabre,"... show more
Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more? "Splendid, macabre," wrote the London Sunday Telegraph. "The Black Tower is a masterpiece," the London Sunday Times concurred.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743219617 (0743219619)
ASIN: 743219619
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
Series: Adam Dalgliesh (#5)
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What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
3.0 The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #5)
This one is more an atmospheric murder mystery with an aura of angst, sorrow, regrets (mostly coming from Adam Dalgliesh's) and the malicious intents and actions coming from the tennants of the home. Dalgliesh's brush with death is like a grey cloud over the whole novel. Not a bad mystery but a mel...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #5)
Dalgleish finds out that what's wrong with him is a bad bout of mononucleosis, it's nothing fatal and he should take some time to rest. At the same time he receives an invite from an elderly friend to visit him as he wants to pick his brains about something. Dalgleish is shocked when he arrives that...
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
Interesting in part because of the dearth of likeable characters. Even Dalgliesh is out of sorts. While I don't think it's absolutely her best work, I'm giving it high marks for atmosphere, and for creating characters I didn't like but about whom I wanted to read.There are, however, a lot of chara...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
4.0 The Black Tower
Adam Dalgliesh is a thinking person's detective. Good stuff!
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
2.0
Meh, PD James has written much better Adam Dagliesh books than this but one must read this to continue on with the series..which does bounce back and kick butt after this one!
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