Death of An Expert Witness

Death of An Expert Witness

Paperback - 1977
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In yet another page-turning installment in the bestselling Adam Dalgliesh mystery series from P.D. James, "the reigning mistress of murder" ( Time), the Inspector must investigate the murder of a twisted forensic scientist and explore the dark secrets within his laboratory.

When a brilliant forensic scientist is found murdered in his own laboratory, Scotland Yard is called to the scene. The victim, a well-respected, authoritative member of the scientific community, was unpleasant to and greatly disliked by those who worked closest to him, leaving detectives with a wealth of suspects and murderous motives. P.D. James' beloved detective Adam Dalgliesh is the one man who can sort through the lies, chasing down the truth to the book's powerful climax.

P.D. James deftly weaves another tale of intrigue in Death Of an Expert Witness. Engaging and thrilling, she takes readers along with her troubled detective on a case rife with psychological thrills.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1977
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743219624
0743219627
Branch Call Number: JAMES P
PR6060.A467 D43 1977x
Characteristics: 361 p. ; 21 cm

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dfredericks
Mar 26, 2017

Enjoyed this. A good read definitely not a speed read.

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 11, 2016

Too many characters mar this splendid mystery--I felt like I should be keeping a list. Some are very well rounded, some cardboard. It's the second one pairing Dalgliesh with another detective, not quite the "team" that later forms. The two work well together most of the time, but when they don't, they really don't, adding interest. The setting, a forensic lab in the East Anglia fens, is instructive, if dangerous. Dalgliesh's interest in architecture, especially of old churches, plays an important role here.

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