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This is early PD James - her first Adam Dalgleish novel - so the character is not fully rounded and matured. I would not recommend this as a first read in the series - unless you really want to work through the oeuvre from start to finish!
This is of its time - 1962, so social mores abound relating to the early 1960's - a clash between the sexual revolution and country-based older values. Sally Jupp is a catalyst for this clash and a provocation which leads to a classic country house murder mystery... enter Adam Dalgleish, a detective who writes poetry, and the birth of a great detective writing career....
The audio is on 6 CDs and is read by Roy Marsden, who was the original actor in the TV series. He has a lovely voice for this, soft and beguiling but full of character and force.
one for the fans, but recommended for all that
Mrs "Love all sorts of books, Eng Lit degree, but not just classics - SciFi, modern... just like good writing!"
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