Death in Holy Orders (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #11)

By: James, P.D.

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From the award-winning master of literary crime fiction, a classic work rich in tense drama and psychological insight.

On the East Anglian seacoast, a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. When the body of a student is found buried in the sand, the boy's influential father demands that Scotland Yard investigate. Enter Adam Dalgliesh, a detective who loves poetry, a man who has known loss and discovery. The son of a parson, and having spent many happy boyhood summers at the school, Dalgliesh is the perfect candidate to look for the truth in this remote, rarified community of the faithful-and the frightened. And when one death leads to another, Dalgliesh finds himself steeped in a world of good and evil, of stifled passions and hidden pasts, where someone has cause not just to commit one crime but to begin an unholy order of murder. . . .

Praise for Death in Holy Orders

"Gracefully sculpted prose and a] superbly executed mystery . . . Death in Holy Orders is among James's] most remarkable and accomplished Dalgliesh novels."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"An elegant work about hope, death, and the alternately redemptive and destructive nature of love."--The Miami Herald

"Absorbing . . . James's] plotting and characterization are] impeccable."--Orlando Sentinel

"P. D. James is in top form."--The Boston Globe

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Title: Death in Holy Orders (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #11)

Author Name: James, P.D.

Categories: Fic Mystery,

Publisher: Ballantine Books: January 2007

ISBN Number: 0812977238

ISBN Number 13: 9780812977233

Binding: Trade Paperback

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