A Taste for Death (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 7) by P. D. James

By P. D. James

While the quiet Little sacristy of St. Matthew's Church turns into the blood-soaked scene of a double homicide, Scotland backyard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an fascinating conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, subsequent to a local derelict of the bottom order? Challenged with the research of a criminal offense that looks to have unending factors, Dalgliesh explores the sinister net spun round a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who's pregnant and whole of malice--all the whereas hoping to fill the space of good judgment that joined those disparate males in vibrant crimson loss of life. . . .

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I find it satisfying, architecturally anyway. ' Dalgliesh had wondered how Berowne knew about his fondness for architecture. It could only have been because he read his poetry. A poet may heartily dislike having to ,talk about his verse but the knowledge that someone has actually read it is never unwelcome. And now, sitting legs stretched, on a chair too low com-fortably to accommodate his six feet two inches, eyes fixed on that single taper, unflickering in the incense-heavy still-ness, he could hear again the tone, taut with self-disgust, in which Berowne had explained why he had given up the law: 'Such odd things determine why and when one makes that kind of decision.

Her coffee cup clattered in the saucer. The sharp little eyes widened. ' 'You think he was in there do you, Father, washing his bloody hands? Oh my God! Suppose he had come out and seen us. We could have been murdered on the spot, Tom and Maggie and me. He could have slit our throats for us then and there and thrown us in the canal, likely as not. ' The conversation had become bizarre, unreal, totally uncontrollable. He had been told by the police to say as little as possible to anyone. He had meant to say nothing.

Or he grabs him by the hair, drags back the head, 74 makes the first deep cut. The others, the ones designed look tentative, could have come afterwards. ' Kynaston said: 'There is a bump but it's small. It could have been cau,. by the body falling. ' 'An alternative theory is that the killer knocked him c first, then went into the washroom to strip and came b. for the final throat-cutting before Berowne had a char to come round. But that raises obvious objections. ' 'He could have been taken by surprise.

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