By P. D. James
New York occasions Bestseller
When unusual legal legal professional Venetia Aldridge defends a tender guy for the brutal homicide of his mom, she perspectives the case as easily one other chance to illustrate her brilliance within the court. yet inside of weeks of the trial Aldridge is located useless at her table, a bloodstained barrister’s wig on her head. And as Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard makes an attempt to make experience of occasions, the murders proceed, inexorably spiraling into clean complexities of horror.
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N. Mumford’s Chambers in Inner Temple. ” Turning, he introduced his companions. Hubert Langton, Head of Chambers, and Drysdale Laud, both of whom Dalgliesh had briefly met before. Laud shook hands with the wariness of a man who is uncertain how far it would be prudent to acknowledge the acquaintanceship. Langton said: “She’s in her room on the first floor, just above this. ” “Later perhaps. ” “Our Senior Clerk, Harry Naughton, when he arrived this morning. That was at about nine. He’s in his office with one of the junior clerks, Terry Gledhill.
They were on their way to a new job. As always she felt, along the veins, that fizz of exhilaration that came with every new case. She thought, as she often did, how fortunate she was. She had a job which she enjoyed and knew she did well, a boss she liked and admired. And now there was this murder with all it promised of excitement, human interest, the challenge of the investigation, the satisfaction of ultimate success. Someone had to die before she could feel like this. And that, too, wasn’t a comfortable thought.
Mrs. Buckley? I don’t think she’s in her room but I’ll just unlock the door. ” He had a spare key to each room, jealously guarded, tagged and kept in the bottom drawer of his desk. The key to Miss Aldridge’s room was there. It opened both the oak and the inner door. Again he went up the stairs, this time aware of the first prickings of anxiety. He told himself that it was unnecessary. A member of Chambers had chosen to spend a night otherwise than in her own home. That was her affair, not his.
A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 10) by P. D. James