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The Lighthouse : an Adam Dalgliesh Mystery.

Author: P D James
Publisher: Knopf, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered.Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to solve the mystery quickly and discreetly, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Adam Dalgliesh, (Fictitious character); Adam Dalgliesh, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P D James
ISBN: 9780307262912 030726291X 9780571229321 0571229328
OCLC Number: 519969428
Performer(s): Read by Charles Keating (Amer.).
Description: 335 pages
Contents: Book one: Death on an offshore island --
Book two: Ashes in the grate --
Book three: Voices from the past --
Book four: Under cover of darkness.

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Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered.Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to solve the mystery quickly and discreetly, but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team. Dalgliesh is uncertain about his future with Emma Lavenham, the woman he loves; Detective Inspector Kate Miskin has her own emotional problems; and the ambitious Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith is worried about working under Kate. Hardly has the team begun to unravel the complicated motives of the suspects than there is a second brutal killing, and the whole investigation is jeopardized when Dalgliesh is faced with a danger more insidious and as potentially fatal as murder. This eagerly awaited successor to the international bestseller The Murder Room displays all the qualities that lovers of P.D. James?s novels the world over have come to expect: sensitive characterization, an exciting and superbly structured plot and vivid evocation of place.

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