A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 2) by P. D. James

By P. D. James

The second one booklet to add Scotland backyard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A brain To homicide is a “superbly pleasing secret” (Chicago day-by-day News) from bestselling writer P.D. James.

On the outside, the Steen Psychiatric hospital is without doubt one of the such a lot respected associations in London. but if the executive head is located lifeless with a chisel in her center, that extraordinary facade starts off to disintegrate because the fact emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard is named in to enquire and speedy unearths himself stuck in a whirlwind of psychiatry, medicinal drugs, and deceit. Now he needs to examine the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted wishes of sufferers and employees alike to figure out which in their unresolved conflicts has led to homicide and forestall a crafty killer earlier than the subsequent blow.

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He’s efficient, I suppose,” replied Dr. Baguley. “My attitude to him is a little ambivalent, probably because I haven’t an alibi. ” He knew that he was hoping for reassurance, expecting to hear her eager protestations that, naturally, no one could think of suspecting him. Despising himself he added quickly: “It’s a nuisance, of course, but not important. ” “Oh, do you think so? I wonder. I thought he seemed rather puzzled by the whole thing. I was alone in my room most of the evening so I probably haven’t an alibi either.

Dr. Steiner had not been desolated by his divorce, but he had been inconvenienced and distressed, and had been harried afterwards by an irrational sense of failure and guilt. Valda, on the other hand, apparently throve on freedom. When they met he was always struck with her glow of physical well-being. They did not avoid each other, since meeting her ex-husband and discarded lovers with the greatest appearance of friendliness and good humour was what Valda meant when she talked about civilized behaviour.

But you could see which way his mind was working. You can’t wonder, really. We all know Miss Bolam had money and if she hasn’t willed it to a cats’ home it will go to her cousin. ” “I can’t see her leaving it to a cats’ home,” said Miss Sharpe, who had a literal mind. “I didn’t mean that exactly. As a matter of fact she never took much notice of Tigger although he’s supposed to be her cat. I always thought that was typical of Miss Bolam. She found Tigger practically starving in the square and took him into the clinic.

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