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The Private Patient

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by P.D. James

Starred Review. In James's stellar 14th Adam Dalgliesh mystery (after 2006'sThe Lighthouse), the charismatic police commander knows the case of Rhoda Gradwyn, a 47-year-old journalist murdered soon after undergoing the removal of an old disfiguring … see full wiki

Author: P.D. James
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Knopf
2 reviews about The Private Patient
review by . June 01, 2009
P. D. James is the queen of mystery writers. Her Adam Dalgliesh thrillers are engrossing stories of murder and police detection and superb literature. She has succeeded where other authors have failed. Many of their mysteries are best sellers and certainly engrossing reads, but the English author P.D. James has done this and created a literary volume as well.  The Private Patient is a tale of a woman who was disfigured as a child by her drunken father who slashed her check in anger with …
review by . May 30, 2009
If Private Patient is truly PDJ's final Dalgliesh novel, she's taking him out in style! AD has always been the most human, humane, and cultured of the detective genre, and at long last, he's gained some well deserved happiness. Although most of his cases have been firmly closed at the end of each story, in this one, James has left some wiggle room. This is a fine police procedural/human interest story, as beautifully written and atmospheric as we've come to expect from her. Five stars for yet another …
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