When the body of a theology student is found on the East Anglian coast, his wealthy father demands a re-examination of the accidental death verdict. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to help and returns to his childhood haunt only to find himself embroiled in intrigue, conflict and secrets.
When the body of a theology student is found on a desolate stretch of East Anglian coast, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to visit the young man's theological college, St Anselm's - a place he knew as a boy - expecting a nostalgic return to old haunts and a straightforward examination of the evidence. Instead he finds himself embroiled in intrigue, conflict and dangerous secrets as the college is torn apart by a sacreligious and horrifying murder.
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A student priest is found dead at the foot of a crumbling cliff - the jury returned a verdict of accidental death but on page 30 a second murder informs the reader [although not the other characters] that Ronald Treeves' death did not happen through misadventure. Treeves' step-father is a man of some importance and Commander Adam Dalgliesh is sent to St Anselm's, a small theological college on the East Anglian coast, to investigate..
About P. D. James
P.D. James is the queen of crime fiction and the author of numerous bestsellers including A TASTE FOR DEATH, ORIGINAL SIN, and A CERTAIN JUSTICE. She lives in London.
Death in Holy Orders by P. D. James
P. D. James
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