By P. D. James
The second one e-book to add Scotland backyard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A brain To homicide is a “superbly pleasurable secret” (Chicago day-by-day News) from bestselling writer P.D. James.
On the outside, the Steen Psychiatric medical institution is without doubt one of the such a lot respected associations in London. but if the executive head is located lifeless with a chisel in her middle, that amazing facade starts off to disintegrate because the fact emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard is named in to enquire and quick unearths himself stuck in a whirlwind of psychiatry, medicinal drugs, and deceit. Now he needs to learn the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted wishes of sufferers and employees alike to figure out which in their unresolved conflicts has ended in homicide and forestall a crafty killer prior to the following blow.
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Additional resources for A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 2)
As soon as she opened the door her mother’s eyes would meet her, brightened by pleasure and anticipation. There would be the same intolerably bright greeting, the same minute inquiries about the doings of the day. “Did you have a good day at the clinic, darling? Why were you late? ” And how did one answer that? ” And what did that mean? Dear God, what didn’t it mean? No more smell of polish and napkins. No more need to propitiate the second-floor harpy in case she were needed to answer that bell.
But the fact remains that we haven’t found any dabs on either of the weapons nor on the door key, not even old prints. Someone wiped them first and handled them with gloves. And what more suitable than thin surgical gloves. ” “If she had the sense to use the gloves, then she’d have the sense to destroy them afterwards. The boiler was alight. What about that missing rubber apron from the art department? ” “So daft that we’re probably meant to think that no sane person would do it. I’m not sure about that apron, anyway.
That’s all very well. But suppose it’s important in the wrong way? ” Miss Sharpe was not imaginative nor sensitive, but she had not lived in the same house as her friend for twenty years without recognizing a plea for help. ” “Well, it happened on Wednesday. You know what the ladies’ cloakroom is like at the Steen? There’s the large outside room with the wash-basin and the lockers and two lavatories. The clinic was rather later than usual. I suppose it was well after seven when I went to wash. Well, I was in the lavatory when Miss Bolam came into the outer room.