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A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 2) by P. D. James

By P. D. James

The second one publication to add Scotland backyard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A brain To homicide is a “superbly fulfilling secret” (Chicago day-by-day News) from bestselling writer P.D. James.

On the outside, the Steen Psychiatric sanatorium is among the such a lot respected associations in London. but if the executive head is located lifeless with a chisel in her center, that exotic facade starts to fall apart because the fact emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard is named in to enquire and fast reveals himself stuck in a whirlwind of psychiatry, medicines, and deceit. Now he needs to study the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted wishes of sufferers and employees alike to figure out which in their unresolved conflicts has led to homicide and prevent a crafty killer sooner than the following blow.

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Behind the reception kiosk and with windows facing the square was the general office, part of which had been partitioned to form a small filing-room for the current medical records. T. suite with its treatment-room, nurses’ dutyroom and male and female recovery bays. This suite was separated by a hallway from the medical staff cloakroom, clerical staff lavatories and the domestic assistant’s pantry. At the end of the hallway was the locked side door, seldom used except by members of the staff who had been working late and who did not want to give Nagle the trouble of undoing the more complicated locks, bolts and chains on the front door.

Inquired her friend. ” In her experience this was the most frequent cause of family dissension. “Well, that’s what it sounded like. They weren’t talking loudly and I certainly didn’t try to hear. ” “That’s reasonable enough. You can’t nurse these cases at home indefinitely. ” “I don’t suppose Marion Bolam could afford that Anyway, she started arguing and saying that her mother would only end up in a geriatric ward with a lot of senile old women and Enid had a duty to help them because that’s what her mother would have wanted.

From behind the brown polished door, even at this late hour, came the roar of a vacuum cleaner in full throttle. Up now to the third floor, to their own flat. She paused on the bottom step of the last flight and saw, as if with a stranger’s eyes, the pathetic attempt she had made to improve the look of the place. The walls here were painted with white emulsion paint. The stairs were covered with a grey drugget. The door was painted a bright citrus yellow and sported a brass knocker in the shape of a frog’s head.

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