Unlike many popular crime novelists today, author P. D. James' work has spanned many, many years. She is known for her character Adam Dagliesh, who first appeared in 1967. There have been fourteen total novels in the popular series, the final one appearing in 2008. Adam Dagliesh is a British Commander Inspector with New Scotland Yard. The previous novels feature Dagliesh solving difficult cases with analytical calm.
The last Dagliesh novel, The Private Patient, is now available at the Port Library as an audiobook on CD. In Dorset, England sits a very lovely old house, Cheverell Manor, now renovated into a private plastic surgery clinic and recovery center. In her previous career investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn sustained a disfiguring facial scar, and has now come to the manor-turned-clinic to have the injury fixed. It is a routine operation and she expected to take two weeks to recover. However, two days later she is dead. Dagliesh is called in and what at first seems an unsolvable mystery soon turns up more than just one or two suspects to examine! Looking into the clinic and manor's past turns up more clues indicating a history of madness and even a lunching. Then, a second murder occurs. Dagliesh is under even more pressure to resolve the multitude of clues surrounding his last case.
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The Private Patient by P. J. James
ISBN: 9780739376911, 12 discs, 15 hours.
CD Audiobooks, Adult Fiction