The Private Patient

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Queen of crime, PD James delivers another Adam Dalgliesh mystery, The Private Patient. The scar on Rhoda Gradwyn's face was to be the death of her . . . When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, books into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring and long-standing scar, she has every prospect of a successful operation and the beginning of a new life. But the Manor holds a secret and deadly enemy. While she lies drowsily recovering from the anaesthetic a white-shrouded ...

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Carol L

Feb 2, 2012

P. D. James

This book seemed like it would never end. I don't have a P.D. James mindset to begin with and always wonder why in the world I buy them. Some of her books are very dark and dwell in places I would rather not be.

Bambooman

Sep 10, 2009

Most recent work from P.D. James worth a look.

I am an unrepentant fan of the Baroness James and her poet/detective Commander Adam Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard. Challengingly cerebral and yet always entertaining James never fails to place Dalgliesh and his team in circumstances that would stymie less competent officers; circumstances that make it difficult for the reader to ?figure it out? before the end of the novel. All the clues are given but most so subtly that the reader finds them self amazed and yet unsurprised when the jig is up and all is revealed in the final chapters.

The Private Patient is the last in the Dalgliesh series and although not the best in the series, James acquits herself well There are enough twists and turns here to bring the reader a chilling tale of murder and mayhem set in the country, at a Private Clinic specializing in plastic surgery. The author has always taken great pains to provide much of the psychology of the perpetrator as well as the investigating team of police. As always well worth the time. Another good read from P.D. James.

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