Cover Her Face

P. D. James

Cover Her Face is P.D. James’s debut novel, the first Adam Dalgliesh mystery and a thrilling work of crime fiction set in the English countryside, from the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men.

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‘The Queen of Crime.’ New York Times

Adam Dalgliesh. I’ve heard of him – ruthless, unorthodox, and working always against time.

When the body of Sally Jupp is discovered in her bedroom – the door bolted from the inside – the occupants of Martingale house are sure that the blame for this unthinkable crime will fall on an unknown intruder. But each of them is hiding something. And there’s only one man who can sift through the layers of deceit and pretence to unmask the true murderer: Detective Chief-Inspector Adam Dalgleish.

‘A cunningly compulsive work . . . Heart-pounding.’ Sunday Times

‘One of those extraordinary first novels which seem to step straight into the sophisticated preserves of the experienced writer.’ Guardian

P. D.James

P. D. James (1920-2014) was born in Oxford and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience was used in her novels. She was a Fellow of the Royal…

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