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National Bestseller

Cheverell Manor is a beautiful old house in Dorset, which its owner, the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell, uses as a private clinic.  When the investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, arrives to have a disfiguring facial scar removed, she has every expectation of a successful operation and a peaceful week recuperating.  But the clinic houses an implacable enemy and within hours of the operation Rhoda is murdered.   Commander Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a case complicated by old crimes and the dark secrets of the past.  But Before Rhoda's murder is solved, a second horrific death adds to the complexities of one of Dalgliesh's most perplexing and fascinating cases.

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In James's stellar 14th Adam Dalgliesh mystery, the charismatic police commander investigates the case of Rhoda Gradwyn, a 47-year-old journalist murdered soon after undergoing a routine procedure at a plastic surgery clinic in Dorset.

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National Bestseller

Cheverell Manor is a beautiful old house in Dorset, which its owner, the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell, uses as a private clinic.  When the investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, arrives to have a disfiguring facial scar removed, she has every expectation of a successful operation and a peaceful week recuperating.  But the clinic houses an implacable enemy and within hours of the operation Rhoda is murdered.   Commander Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a case complicated by old crimes and the dark secrets of the past.  But Before Rhoda's murder is solved, a second horrific death adds to the complexities of one of Dalgliesh's most perplexing and fascinating cases.

About the Author

P. D. James is the author of nineteen previous books, many of which have been adapted for television in the United States; her novel The Children of Men became an internationally successful film in 2006. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of the Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, A Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. She lives in London and Oxford.

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MarcusHorne, November 16, 2009 (view all comments by MarcusHorne)
After the first page it is very clear that you are once again reading something by one of the masters of the genre. And Adam and his fiance are both involved in the story although she is not involved at all in the mystery.
The actual mystery involves a patient at a private clinic outside of London who wishes to have a scar removed from her face. The clinic sounds utterly marvelous (in an old estate) and the characters are wonderfully drawn. By the end of the book you feel you've once again left some friends behind.
A definite read for any mystery or British mystery fan. Enjoy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307455284
Author:
James, P. D.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
James, P.D.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.8 in 0.625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In James's stellar 14th Adam Dalgliesh mystery, the charismatic police commander investigates the case of Rhoda Gradwyn, a 47-year-old journalist murdered soon after undergoing a routine procedure at a plastic surgery clinic in Dorset.
"Synopsis" by , National Bestseller

Cheverell Manor is a beautiful old house in Dorset, which its owner, the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell, uses as a private clinic.  When the investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, arrives to have a disfiguring facial scar removed, she has every expectation of a successful operation and a peaceful week recuperating.  But the clinic houses an implacable enemy and within hours of the operation Rhoda is murdered.   Commander Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a case complicated by old crimes and the dark secrets of the past.  But Before Rhoda's murder is solved, a second horrific death adds to the complexities of one of Dalgliesh's most perplexing and fascinating cases.

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