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Written on: 16/11/2008 by Harriet Klausner (18660 reviews written)
The Private Patient
Knopf, Nov 19 2008, $25.95
In Dorset, forty-seven years old investigative reporter Rhoda Gradwyn arrives at Cheverell Manor, a facility converted into a plastic surgery clinic by renowned surgeon Dr. George Chandler Powell. Rhoda is there for personal reasons to have an ugly facial scar removed. Two days later, Rhoda is dead.
Police Commander Adam Dalgliesh heads the investigation into the homicide of the journalist. He and his unit quickly… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/11/2008 by GERBAM (1 review written)
P.D. James has done it again, she's written another mystery that is gripping and pulls readers in with the first sentence. She sets the scene for a murder but it doesn't happen right away. The build-up creates tension and suspense especially since readers don't know when or how the crime will occur. But not to worry, James's series' characters Adam Dalgleish, Kate Mishkin and Benson-Smith are sent from London to Dorset to discover whodunit. This action is unusual in that local police usually… Read Full Review
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