A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #10)

A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #10) by P. D. James 0375401091 9780375401091
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It begins, dramatically enough, with a trial for murder. The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed--and she does. But now murder is in the air. The next victim will be Aldridge herself, stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple, a bloodstained wig on her head. Enter Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team, whose struggle to investigate and understand the shocking events cannot halt the spiral into more horrors, more murders... A Certain Justiceis P.D. James at her strongest.In her first foray into the strange closed world of the Law Courts and the London legal community, she has created a fascinating tale of interwoven passion and terror. As each character leaps into unforgettable life, as each scene draws us forward into new complexities of plot, she proves yet again that no other writer can match her skill in combining the excitement of the classic detective story with the richness of a fine novel. In its subtle portrayal of morality and human behavior,A Certain Justicewill stand alongsideDevices and DesiresandA Taste for Deathas one of P.D. Jamess most important, accomplished and entertaining works.

Author: P. D. James

Language: English

Edition: 1st Us Trade

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 364

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 1997-11-25


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