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Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James
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Aug 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery
Read in July, 2011

"Death in Holy Orders" was my first encounter with P.D. James. I am glad I dicovered her and her poetry reading detective, Adam Dalgliesh. I read this book on my Kindle and that added a fun element to the experience. James has an exquisite and challenging vocabulary. Because I have the Kindle allows me to click on any word I don't know and instantly receive the definition I was able to explore the language of this book with greater ease...what would have been a pain...dragging out the giant dictionary every 10 pages or so was really a fun lexicological adventure. The mystery itself is well conceived and the characters were interesting. I particularly enjoyed the setting of the story on a stormy seaside.

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