By P. D. James
From the award-winning grasp of literary crime fiction, a vintage paintings wealthy in annoying drama and mental insight.
On the East Anglian seacoast, a small theological university hangs precariously on an eroding coastline and an both precarious destiny. while the physique of a pupil is located buried within the sand, the boy’s influential father calls for that Scotland backyard examine. input Adam Dalgliesh, a detective who loves poetry, a guy who has identified loss and discovery. The son of a parson, and having spent many chuffed boyhood summers on the college, Dalgliesh is the ideal candidate to seem for the reality during this distant, rarified group of the faithful–and the fearful. And whilst one demise ends up in one other, Dalgliesh unearths himself steeped in an international of fine and evil, of stifled passions and hidden pasts, the place a person has reason not only to devote one crime yet to start an unholy order of homicide. . . .
“Gracefully sculpted prose and [a] beautifully accomplished secret . . . dying in Holy Orders is between [James’s] such a lot outstanding and finished Dalgliesh novels.”
–The Philadelphia Inquirer
“An based paintings approximately wish, dying, and the alternately redemptive and damaging nature of love.”
–The Miami usher in
“Absorbing . . . [James’s] plotting and characterization [are] impeccable.”
“P. D. James is in best form.”
–The Boston Globe
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