The Murder Room
National Bestseller Murders present meet murders past in P.D. James’s latest harrowing, thought-provoking thriller. Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne--a museum dedicated to the interwar years, with a room celebrating the most notorious murders of that... show more
National Bestseller Murders present meet murders past in P.D. James’s latest harrowing, thought-provoking thriller. Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne--a museum dedicated to the interwar years, with a room celebrating the most notorious murders of that time--when he is called to investigate the killing of one of the family trustees. He soon discovers that the victim was seeking to close the museum against the wishes of the fellow trustees and the Dupayne's devoted staff. Everyone, it seems, has something to gain from the crime. When it becomes clear that the murderer has been inspired by the real-life crimes from the murder room--and is preparing to kill again--Dalgliesh knows that to solve this case he has to get into the mind of a ruthless killer.
Publish date: November 9th 2004
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Adam Dalgliesh (#12)
Dull dull dull. A formulaic tale of the police interviewing one bland suspect after another, the appearance of each one meticulously described, even if they exist only for a couple of pages. Not even the addition of a secret club for posh orgies, the 96 (geddit?) club, could spice up the book. Throu...
One of the last books in the Adam Dalgliesh series. The Dupayne Museum in Hampstead Heath in London a fictional museum dedicated to the intra war years of London with a murder room that showcases several famous crimes of those years. All the three trustees of the museum should agrees on a lease to m...
One of my favorite James' books. I had first seen this done as a Masterpiece Mystery before I realized that it was based off a book by her. This movie actually started me reading the Dagliesh series because it transferred so well to film. I must say that I prefer the book better as it gives a more i...
This is the second P. D. James book that I read and the book that turned me into a fan. While it is true that James spends a large amount of time setting up her characters, I like that. I enjoy it because when a death occurs, it feels like a death and not a plot point. Too often in murder mysterie...
When someone says 'murder mystery' to me, this is pretty much exactly what I think of. Very much within the classic tropes of the genre, but set in contemporary London, in this book James' police inspector, Dalgliesh, is assigned to investigate a murder that occured on the grounds of a small and obs...