Death in Holy Orders
Set in her beloved East Anglia, Death in Holy Orders is the fourteenth novel in P.D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh series and a thrilling work of crime fiction filled with intrigue and suspense.
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‘The Queen of Crime.’ New York Times
When the body of a theology student is found on a desolate stretch of coast in East Anglia, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to pay a visit to the young man’s theological college, St Anselm’s, a place he knew as a boy, expecting no more than a nostalgic return to old haunts and a straightforward examination of the evidence. Instead he finds himself embroiled in intrigue, secrets and mystery as the college is torn apart by a sacrilegious and horrifying murder . . .
‘Thoroughly gripping.’ Guardian
‘Pure pleasure.’ Spectator
A grand gothic novel of gut-wrenching suspense, satisfying at all levels . . . Nobody can put the reader in the eye of the storm quite like P. D. James.
is a long time since I immersed myself in a book with such blissful enjoyment.
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