The Murder Room (Inspector Adam Dalgliesh Mystery)

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Kate and Daniel interview Ryan, with the Major as his guardian. Ryan says he wanted to talk to Neville about Tally's future should the museum close. But he saw Marie approach and hid, witnessing her give Neville a piece of paper before he exited. Ryan says he's afraid of Marie because she bullied him, and most recently, she’d shown him the trunk in the Murder Room, invited him to get in, and then closed the lid. There's no criminal record for Marie, but they do find her military record from World War II when she was in special ops, but much of it is classified. a b c d Young, Laurel A. (9 June 2017). P.D. James: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction. McFarland. ISBN 978-1-4766-2890-5. The body is Neville, identified only by a bag in the car's boot. A search of his apartment reveals only one significant personal item, a note from a lover in his bedside drawer. When Adam interviews his secretary, Andrea Fox ( Robinah Kirondé), she admits that she loves him, although she’s married to someone else. Neville didn’t love her; they just met for occasional sex. She also claims Neville’s reason for the meeting was to try to close the museum. Adam asks Caroline about the lease, and she shrugs it off, saying she figured it would be like every time, where she and Marcus would argue Neville out of it later, and he’d sign. Then, in 1962, P. D. James published her first book and reinvented the mystery genre. No longer would readers be satisfied with 'the butler did it' tales; rather, James broke the old mold and fictionalized urban crimes committed by psychopaths, miscreants, and the ordinary 'nutter' who lived next door. "I think in the modern detective story ... the effects of the crime are a great deal more disruptive than they were in the older mystery ... [and] the modern detective story shows how ... contaminating murder can be and how no life in that society ... is untouched by it," opines James.

The Murder Room was adapted for BBC television in 2004, starring Martin Shaw, Janie Dee and Samantha Bond. Book details Detective Sergeant Martin is Dalgliesh's partner in Cover Her Face and A Mind to Murder. In Shroud for a Nightingale he partners with Detective Sergeant Masterson. Dalgliesh's first permanent partner was the moody and arrogant Detective Chief Inspector Massingham. Detective Inspector Kate Miskin serves with Dalgliesh and Massingham in Scotland Yard's Special Investigation Squad. In The Lighthouse, Miskin takes over running the investigation when Dalgliesh contracts SARS. She is still a member of Dalgliesh's team at the conclusion of The Private Patient (2008).Literate prose, sprinkled with enough deliciously British details to satisfy even the most diehard Anglophile. . . . [James is] an enormously appealing novelist.” — The Boston Globe I have a vision of myself without this job, disappearing down emotional tunnels, writing myself into despair. I need something to hold me to the world. In this case, Adam Dalgliesh faces a challenging puzzle. How did an upper-crust minister and neighbourhood tramp end up together, throats slit, in the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church? Any ranking of today’s best crime writers would surely put Britain’s P.D. James at or near the top. This subtly told, character-driven novel, which emphasizes people over plot, provides, as usual, a richly-rewarding reading experience.” — The San Diego Union-Tribune Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne Museum in Hampstead, with its sinister murder room commemorating notorious crimes committed in the interwar years. When he is called to investigate the killing of one of the trustees, he soon discovers that the victim was seeking to close the museum against the wishes of both the staff and the fellow trustees. Everyone, it seems, has something to gain from the crime.

Cover Her Face (1985): Dalgliesh and Massingham (Vine) follow a young girl and a trail of death to a beautiful country home. Features Mel Martin as Deborah Riscoe. His father was the rector of a Norfolk country parish. His sole family relation was his aunt, Jane Dalgliesh, whom he held in high esteem. After her death, Dalgliesh inherits, among other bequests, a converted windmill located on the Norfolk coast. In his lengthy career, he has been quite astute and successful and now heads a squad of CID officers working on only the most sensitive cases.Carefully crafted . . . [with] richly portrayed characters. . . . P. D. James can still spin an intricate web of psychological suspense that demands the reader’s attention and involvement. . . . James tells this tale in lucid language, with a wry eye on people and their faults.” — San Antonio Express-News

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