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Murders present meet murders past in P.D. James’s latest harrowing, thought-provoking thriller.

Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne--a museum dedicated to the interwar years, with a room celebrating the most notorious murders of that time--when he is called to investigate the killing of one of the family trustees. He soon discovers that the victim was seeking to close the museum against the wishes of the fellow trustees and the Dupayne's devoted staff.  Everyone, it seems, has something to gain from the crime.  When it becomes clear that the murderer has been inspired by the real-life crimes from the murder room--and is preparing to kill again--Dalgliesh knows that to solve this case he has to get into the mind of a ruthless killer.

About the Author

P.D. James is the author of seventeen previous books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britains 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, 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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Craig Ensz, March 29, 2010 (view all comments by Craig Ensz)
James has done it again. Who did it? Why close the museum? Who will be next. James' intrepid gumshoe will take you on his most bewildering case yet. Full of twists and turns, false clues and suspects around every corner, it's a great mystery with a surprise ending.
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Richard Gardner, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Richard Gardner)
I am an enthusiast for all kinds of literature. Among my favorites are mystery novels. I have long been interested in the California connected mysteries of Dashiel Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald, and Walter Moseley. However, I started reading some British mysteries a few years back, mostly Agatha Christie, and discovered PD James. Of the books of her's I have read I consider "Murder Room" to be the best and most intellectually stimulating. Ultimately, she is far superior to even the best of the American mystery writers.
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crowyhead, October 23, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is a really masterful mystery -- it's not for nothing that P.D. James is one of the most highly regarded mystery writers out there. It's interesting to compare this to some of her earlier mysteries; most of the other Adam Dalgliesh mysteries I've read in the past are among the earliest, and while they are great, there's a qualitative difference between this book and the older titles. The characters are more developed and complex; hardly anyone is completely sympathetic or unsympathetic, whereas in some of her older books I often felt that everyone was extremely unlikeable. This is a gripping mystery that had me in a state of tension, not only over who was the murderer, but over who might be the next victim.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400076093
Author:
James, P D
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
James, P.D.
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Museums
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.06x5.24x.93 in. .71 lbs.

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