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by P.D. James
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Rona Reads...
Rona Reads... rated it 5 years ago
It was a pretty average book to be honest, nothing outstanding. The descriptions became rather tedious and I had to force myself to keep reading the book. When I finally got to the end I felt disappointed, maybe I was expecting too much?
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
With all the qualities that P. D. James's readers have come to expect: a masterly psychological and emotional richness of characterization, a vivid evocation of place and a credible and exciting mystery. bookshelves: published-2008, spring-2010, play-dramatisation, mystery-thriller, witches-and-...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
PD James's latest Dalgliesh mystery, dramatised by Neville Teller.Blurb - Journalist Rhoda Gradwyn checks into Cheverell Manor, an exclusive cosmetic surgery clinic in Dorset. Chandler-Powell, the owner, is faced with his right-hand man, Marcus Westhall and his sister Candace trying to persuade him ...
Par Lance
Par Lance rated it 9 years ago
Enjoyable, but nothing specialThis crime story is rather predictable and, for those with high expectations of P.D. James, a little disappointing.It’s a reasonable story, and I would recommend it to my friends as a crime story if you don’t have anything more compelling in your to-read pile. There are...
Nutti's muses
Nutti's muses rated it 10 years ago
This was an interesting book. I thought with all the setup of the characters that it would be easy to pick out the murderer. Not so, the pace of the book was rather slow but the mystery was very well done.
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it 11 years ago
I got the distinct impression that she was signing off. The ending seems to be trying a bit too hard to wrap everything up. But it's a good read nonetheless.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 years ago
I love P. D. James. What I really enjoy about her writing is the time she takes in developing the character of the murder victim(s). By the time the title character, Rhoda Gradwyn, is killed, the reader sees her as enough of character for there to be a loss. This doesn't really mean that the read...
sandin954 rated it 11 years ago
It is always a treat to have another Dalghliesh to read but the plotting in this book was not quite up to James’ high standard.
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
As always with P.D. James, both a good mystery and a good read.
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