The Black Tower by P. D. JamesThe Black Tower by P. D. James

The Black Tower

byP. D. James

Paperback | May 1, 2012

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Commander Dalgliesh is recuperating from a life-threatening illness when he receives a call for advice from an elderly friend who works as a chaplain in a home for the disabled on the Dorset coast. Dalgliesh arrives to discover that Father Baddeley has recently and mysteriously died, as has one of the patients at Toynton Grange. Evidently the home is not quite the caring community it purports to be. Dalgliesh is determined to discover the truth of his friend's death, but further fatalities follow and his own life is in danger as he unmasks the evil at the heart of Toynton Grange.
P. D. JAMES was born in Oxford in 1920 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 has been used in her novels. She is a Fellow of the Roya...
Title:The Black TowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.9 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307402681

ISBN - 13:9780307402684

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Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant P.D James is my all-time favorite mystery writer. Her Adam Dalgliesh mysteries are perfectly cozy, and she is a master of motive. I especially enjoy the ones set in the desolate corners of rural England, and this one is perfect.
Date published: 2016-11-25

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