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The Murder Room by P.D. James
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Apr 06, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: pd-james
Read from April 06 to 15, 2010

Another great Adam Dalgliesh mystery. The Dupaynes, two brothers and a sister run an esoteric museum dedicated to the interwar years in London. All is well until one of the brothers, Dr. Neville Dupayne, decides not to support the renewal of the lease on the museum, a move that will lead to the closing of the museum and job losses. Dr. Dupayne is soon found murdered in a horrifying manner, and there is more than one person who would have benefitted by his death.

P. D. James is the master of character development, and succeeds in elevating crime fiction to literature. This book is a page turner, and Adam Dalgliesh is great as usual. This book also features interesting developments in Dalgliesh's personal life. While this book is very good, it is not P.D. James' best, which is why I give it four stars.

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