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The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #5)
by P. D. James
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PublisherScribner
Release Date2001-10-02 (added to CC 26 Nov 2017)
Amazon Sales Rank48,702
Scotland Yard Inspector Adam Dalgliesh races to solve a twisted murder in bestselling author P.D. James’ classic mystery The Black Tower, hailed as “splendid, macabre” by the London Sunday Telegraph and “a masterpiece,” by the London Sunday Times.

Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh receives a call for advice from the elderly chaplain at Toynton Grange, an isolated nursing home on the coast of England. But by the time Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley has mysteriously died, as has one of his patients.

When the bodies begin to pile up, Dalgliesh once again finds his own life at risk as he determines to get to the truth behind his friend’s death and unmask the terrible evil t the heart of Toynton Grange.

Member Reviews
(28 Feb)
If you like bleak, isolated coastal settings, complicated and misleading evidence and a quiet, thoughtful detective, this is the book for you. I've read almost all of P.D. James' mysteries and this one is my absolute favourite.
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