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Death in Holy Orders

P. D. James

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

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Thoroughly gripping.

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Pure pleasure.

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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.

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is a long time since I immersed myself in a book with such blissful enjoyment.

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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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