Unnatural Causes

P. D. James

Set on the remote Suffolk coast, the third Adam Dalgliesh mystery Unnatural Causes is a thrilling work of crime fiction from P.D. James, the bestselling author of Death Comes To Pemberley.

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‘The Queen of Crime.’ New York Times

An unfinished manuscript. A murder stranger than fiction.

Battered by the conclusion of a particularly brutal murder case in London, Superintendent Adam Dalgleish decides to escape to the countryside for a hard-earned break.

But before long, the discovery of the mutilated body of a local crime writer sends shock waves through the small town of Monksmere, where Dalgliesh is staying. Faced with such a macabre crime, Dalgleish feels compelled to join the investigation – but as he delves into the dead man’s secrets, the case seems poised to take another murderous turn. . .

‘We’re hooked.’ Evening Standard

‘P. D. James is an addictive writer.’ Anita Brookner

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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