The Private Patient

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 18, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages

National Bestseller.†

Cheverell Manor is a beautiful old house in Dorset, which its owner, the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell, uses as a private clinic.† When the investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, arrives to have a disfiguring facial scar removed, she has every expectation of a successful operation and a peaceful week recuperating.† But the clinic houses an implacable enemy and within hours of the operation Rhoda is murdered.†† Commander Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a case complicated by old crimes and the dark secrets of the past.† But Before Rhoda's murder is solved, a second horrific death adds to the complexities of one of Dalgliesh's most perplexing and fascinating cases.

 

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Although I read this mystery with zest finishing it within a week, I was quite disappointed with it overall. Rather maudlin at the end --perhaps fans of AD & his crew need a sentimental slice of the ... Read full review

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A complex closed envioronment mystery set in a private surgacal clinic in the English countryside. Commander Dalgleish and his squad take over from the local police after an investigative journalist ... Read full review

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P. D. James is the author of twenty books, many of which feature her detective hero Adam Dalgliesh and have been televised or filmed. She was the recipient of many honors, including the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature, and in 1991 was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

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