Cover Her Face: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
The first in the series of scintillating mysteries to feature cunning Scotland Yard detective, Adam Dalgliesh from P.D. James, the bestselling author hailed by People magazine as “the greatest living mystery writer.”

Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lies across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler’s fingers forever marring her lily-white throat. Someone has decided that the wages of sin should be death...and it is up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find who that someone is.



Cover Her Face is P.D. James’ delightful debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.
 

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Good book, but a little dry for my current tastes. I honestly had a little trouble keeping the characters straight in my mind and I didn't like a single one of them, including Dalgliesh. I enjoyed this more back in the day. I suppose my tastes have changed. Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

This introduction to the Adam Dalgliesh series is a cross between an English country house mystery and a police procedural. It tends to feel more like the former since the detective is mostly absent ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
25
Section 3
44
Section 4
59
Section 5
110
Section 6
141
Section 7
167
Section 8
190
Section 9
218
Section 10
251
Section 11
254
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P. D. James (1920–2014) was born in Oxford in 1920. She worked in the National Health Service and the Home Office From 1949 to 1968, in both the Police Department and Criminal Policy Department. All that experience was used in her novels. She won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy, and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honour for Literature. She received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991.

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