A famous mystery writer is found dead at the bottom of a dinghy, with both hands chopped off at the wrists. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh, with help from his remarkable Aunt Jane, must discover who typed the writer's death sentence before the plot takes another murderous turn.Unnatural Causes... show more
A famous mystery writer is found dead at the bottom of a dinghy, with both hands chopped off at the wrists. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh, with help from his remarkable Aunt Jane, must discover who typed the writer's death sentence before the plot takes another murderous turn.Unnatural Causes inspired Cosmopolitan to fervently hope, "if we're lucky, there will always be an England and there will always be a P. D. James."
Publish date: April 17th 2012
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Adam Dalgliesh (#3)
Honestly this whole book felt like a waste of time. The only reason why I am giving it two stars is I liked how James described the location of the murders and we get into Dalgliesh's family history more. "Unnatural Causes" follows Adam Dalgliesh as he returns to Suffolk to visit his aunt Jane. I...
This is the third Adam Dalgleish book, and was a library check out for me. I decided to revisit P.D. James this year as part of my "Century of Women" project. Unnatural Causes is the third in the series, and was published in 1967. This is my favorite book so far because it was so cleverly plotted....
I'm starting to find Adam Dalgliesh mysteries a little depressing. Murder mysteries in general dwell on the worst aspects of human nature. The pleasure in them that I can see is following the logical process that pieces the clues together and uncovers the truth. Dalgliesh doesn't seem to enjoy hi...
Daigleish is on holidays and is sucked into a murder. The ending was a bit of a let-down.
This is a re-read. I remembered why the hands were cut but didn't remember who did it and why. I liked the awkwardness of Dalgliesh, his not quite envy but definitely uneasiness at not being in charge of the investigation. Still, in the end, he solves the puzzle and puts one up the poor inspector wh...