A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 10) by P. D. James

By P. D. James

New York instances Bestseller

When exceptional legal attorney Venetia Aldridge defends a tender guy for the brutal homicide of his mom, she perspectives the case as easily one other chance to illustrate her brilliance within the court. yet inside weeks of the trial Aldridge is located useless at her table, a bloodstained barrister’s wig on her head. And as Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard makes an attempt to make feel of occasions, the murders proceed, inexorably spiraling into clean complexities of horror.

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Langton took it from his pocket and handed it over. He said: “I locked both the outer and inner doors after Laud and I had seen the body. ” Dalgliesh turned to Kynaston. ” It interested but did not surprise him that Kynaston had waited for him to arrive before examining the body. As a forensic pathologist Miles had all the virtues. He came quickly. He worked without fuss or complaint however inconvenient the terrain or repellent the decomposing corpse. He spoke little, but always to the point, and he was blessedly free of that sardonic humour with which some of his colleagues — and not always the least distinguished — attempted to demonstrate their imperviousness to the more gruesome realities of violent death.

As always she felt, along the veins, that fizz of exhilaration that came with every new case. She thought, as she often did, how fortunate she was. She had a job which she enjoyed and knew she did well, a boss she liked and admired. And now there was this murder with all it promised of excitement, human interest, the challenge of the investigation, the satisfaction of ultimate success. Someone had to die before she could feel like this. And that, too, wasn’t a comfortable thought. Chapter 13 Dalgliesh arrived first at Number Eight, Pawlet Court.

He came down and together they lifted Valerie into the reception room and lowered her onto the sofa. Terry put his hand on the back of her neck and forced her head down between her knees. After about half a minute, which seemed much longer, she gave a little moan. Terry, who seemed to have taken control, said: “She’ll do now. Better get a glass of water for her, Mr. ” But before either of them could move they heard the sound of the front door closing and, looking up, saw Hubert Langton standing in the doorway.

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