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Death in Holy Orders (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #11) (original 2001; edition 2002)

by P. D. James (Author)

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On the bleak coast of East Anglia, atop a sweep of low cliffs, stands the small theological college of St. Anselm's. On the shore not far away, smothered beneath a fall of sand, lies the body of one of the school's young ordinands. He is the son of Sir Alred Treves, a hugely successful businessman who is accustomed to getting what he wants--and in this case what he wants is for Commander Adam Dalgliesh to investigate his son's death. Although there seems little to be investigated, Dalgliesh agrees. No sooner does he arrive, however, than the college is torn apart by a sacrilegious and horrifying murder, and Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into the labyrinth of an intricate and violent mystery.… (more)
Title:Death in Holy Orders (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #11)
Authors:P. D. James (Author)
Info:Ballantine Books (2002), Edition: Reprint, 448 pages
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Death in Holy Orders by P. D. James (2001)

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    thorold: You can't get much more conventional than an English murder mystery, or much more experimental than Sebald's unclassifiable prose works, but these two books do seem to have a bit more in common than their setting on the Suffolk coast. An odd mixture of gloom and playfulness, a refusal quite to reveal what's in the writer's mind...… (more)

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Another great mystery from a master British mystery writer! Everyone's got a motive. ( )
  steller0707 | Aug 25, 2019 |
Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known professionally as P. D. James, was an English crime writer. She rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh. Wikipedia
  brendanus | Oct 18, 2018 |
A very good series if you like English mysteries ( )
  INorris | Jun 8, 2017 |
Adam Dalghiesh investigates small theological college on coast — murders — very good!

The bulk of the novel takes place at St. Anselm's, an embattled, isolated theological college on England's windswept East Anglian coast. When the body of seminarian Ronald Treeves is literally unearthed from a suffocating pile of sand, a coroner's jury turns in a verdict of accidental death. Arms manufacturer Sir Alred Treeves, Ronald's adoptive father, questions the verdict and arranges to have Dalgliesh reinvestigate the boy's death.
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  christinejoseph | Jul 15, 2016 |
P.D. James is a master of the complete fleshing out of every element of the scene, characters and story. We get an insight into the various attachments the numerous people we are introduced to have to the monastery and school. Because of the attachments, all have a motive. She artfully weaves motive and conflict with sentiment and greed. I love her descriptions of the English countryside and can easily picture the haunting setting beside a crumbling sea bank.
I cannot say any more except that I am a dyed in the wool P.D James fan, and I could not put this book down. ( )
  CathyWoolbright | Apr 20, 2016 |
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