The Murder Room
Faber & Faber, Penguin(July 2003)
Commander Adam Dalgliesh, P.D. James’ beloved detective, returns in a chilling story of mystery, passion – and love. A small London history museum is in danger of being closed. As its trustees come together to debate the options, one of them is found brutally murdered, followed, in quick succession, by a second gruesome death. Eerily, both killings appear to echo notorious crimes of the past, featured in a gallery called ‘The Murder Room’. With his trademark dexterity and expertise, Dagliesh begins the careful and dangerous task of unravelling an increasingly complex case in a brilliant work of psychological suspense. THE MURDER ROOM hit the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list for a number of consecutive weeks last year.
'It's never a mistake to read P.D. James' -- Sunday Telegraph
'A very good novel indeed... It does everything a crime novel should - and then a whole lot more' -- Daily Mail
'Genuinely chilling... A delight' -- The Observer
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