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by P. D. James

eBook The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #5) download ISBN: 0684142635
Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Scribner; 1st Edition edition (August 1, 1975)
Language: English
Pages: 271
ePub: 1880 kb
Fb2: 1784 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

Scotland Yard Inspector Adam Dalgliesh races to solve a twisted murder in bestselling author . James’ classic mystery The Black Tower. I love PD James and regret that the Adam Dalgliesh series seems to be over.

Scotland Yard Inspector Adam Dalgliesh races to solve a twisted murder in bestselling author . I had skipped this book in the series, forgetting about it. Then I happily found it when I was done and was so excited to have one more. It has been a chore to read.

D. james is. the greatest living mystery writer (People). The black tower, P. D. James. 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed. p. cm. 1. Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character)-Fiction. Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh receives a call for advice from the elderly chaplain at Toynton Grange, an isolated nursing home on the coast of England. But by the time Dalgliesh arrives, it is only to discover that his friend Father Baddeley has mysteriously died, as has one of the patients. 3. Dorset (England)-Fiction. ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-1961-7.

The Black Tower book. This is now the fourth murder mystery by . On with my reread of PD James’ Adam Dalgliesh series. James, with Dalgliesh as the main character, I've read, but The Black Tower stood out more than the other three. This is the first book that really starts to resemble her more modern day writing and also starts to showcase her own writing style.

The Black Tower is an Adam Dalgliesh novel by . James, published in 1975. Adam Dalgliesh, recovering from a serious illness, is tired of death, and goes to the Toynton Grange care home to see an old friend. But his friend has recently died-apparently of natural causes-and there has been another death in the community, an apparent suicide. Dalgliesh begins to wonder if everything is really just as it seems, and his detective instincts begin to drive him, almost against his will.

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The Black Tower is a masterpiece," the London Sunday Times concurred. It was a pleasant hearing, although I would not classify this Dalgliesh book as excellent. Dalgliesh is in a recovery phase and visits an old friend at his request. Unfortunately, he is late because.

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Responding to an old friend's call, Commander Adam Dalgliesh travels to Toynton Grange, a convalescence home in Dorset, where he finds his friend dead and, himself weakened by a recent illness, encounters multiple murder and malicious intrigue
Comments: (7)
FRAY
I seldom decipher the clues that point to the "bad guys" that PD James drops. This time, I was suspicious - and correct - as it turns out, but for all the wrong reasons. Somehow, James always works it out. Strangely, her conclusions often seem contrived, not supported by the evidence although her books are usually characterized as police procedurals. "Thriller" may be a better descriptive. Whatever, I have not been disappointed in this book because the novel is firmly set in the enchanted land that is England and the characters meticulously drawn. I would recommend The Black Tower to anyone who loves PD James, mystery, careful plots, or surprising denouement...I might even read it again, something I seldom do.
Helldor
I love PD James and regret that the Adam Dalgliesh series seems to be over. I had skipped this book in the series, forgetting about it. Then I happily found it when I was done and was so excited to have one more. It has been a chore to read. None of the supporting characters we have come to love are there. Dalgliesh, recovering from some kind of illness and considering quitting the force, gets a letter from an old friend who is a priest, assigned to something like an assisted-living facility for people with chronic and terminal illnesses. The environment is dreadful and the patients are flat, depressed, and sick. Dalgliesh is sort of depressed himself and the whole thing is dreadful and dreary as someone has said. Even the most sympathetic characters make you feel sad because their situation are so hopeless. Many have been abandoned by their families and are trying to make the best of horrible situations as their lives draw to a close. I can't wait until I finish. This book is depressing, but it's PD James and these book are too rare to just give up. If you haven't read others in the series, just move long and come back when you're desperate for PD James. OR get it over with and enjoy the rest. James is a remarkable writer who crafts incredible, incomparable tales of suspense with engaging and interesting characters. Just not this time.
Marad
It's hard to rate this. The novel itself is excellent and has been well reviewed many times. My gripe here is with the dreadfully shoddy presentation of the text in the Kindle edition. It's not all right to treat customers like this. When you encounter gaffs of the magnitude of 'It's a dear case of suicide.' on every other page something is seriously wrong (in fact a couple of pages later 'clear' is again given as 'dear'). Quotation marks are often omitted or put in the wrong place, and full stops are missing from many sentences.

Given the fact that we pay as much for the Kindle edition as for print editions, it's fair to expect the same standards of proof reading to prevail. Come to think of it, I'd expect the text to be properly presented even if the book were given away free. What the publisher is doing here is shameful and reprehensible. These P.D. James novels are not isolated either: Kindle books simply don't get the care and attention the old print editions usually received.

It's enough to drive me back to print.
Coirad
This entry of the Adam Dalgliesh series gives us both more insight and empathy of the man. Recovering from a serious bout of mononucleosis, he is fettered by weakness and not the peak performer we've come to expect. In this story, AD has been invited to the home of an elderly priest for advice on an unspecified situation. Since the priest serves at a quiet, remote hospice for the dying and disabled, AD sees it as an agreeable place to convalesce.

But when he arrives, he finds the priest has died, and there’s no clue to the problem for which he was summoned. AD decides take rest at the priest’s cottage and go through the books left to him in the old man’s will. Of course there’s no end of interruptions from nosy neighbors and hospital staffers, and mysteries posed by the institution’s director and patients. Soon AD is unwillingly embroiled in murders and conspiracies right and left.

Through it all he persists in his intention to leave the Yard, but his curiosity and desire for justice propel him forward despite his infirmities. In the end, after all the wicked twists and turns, we’re still not sure he’ll return to his position. Obviously he does, because I'm currently reading #6 of the series!