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Cover Her Face by P.D. James
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May 03, 2011

really liked it
Read from May 03 to 08, 2011

Young unwed mother Sally Jupp has just started as the housemaid to the Maxie family. It doesn't take long before she announces that son Stephen has proposed to her. When she is found strangled in her bed the next morning, the Maxies are horrified, but also very relieved. Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is sent to sort through the glut of suspects who would want to see the girl dead.

I'm going to get through at least a couple of the Dalgliesh mysteries this month, and Cover Her Face was the first, published in 1962. It's properly English, with an old estate, the secret between the maid and the family heir and the calm and polite detectives in charge. It's a good one, with realistic characters and an ending that kept me guessing.

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