In A Certain Justice, the tenth Adam Dalgliesh mystery from P. D. James, the commander is drawn into the treacherous legal world of London when a distinguished criminal lawyer is brutally murdered.
Venetia Aldridge QC is a distinguished barrister. When she agrees to defend Garry Ashe, accused of the brutal murder of his aunt, it is one more opportunity to triumph in her career as a criminal lawyer. But just four weeks later, Miss Aldridge is found dead.
Commander Adam Dalgliesh, called in to investigate, finds motives for murder among the clients Venetia has defended, her professional colleagues, her family - even her lover.
As Dalgliesh narrows the field of suspects, a second brutal murder draws them into greater complexities of intrigue and evil.
P. D. James (1920-2014) was a best-selling and internationally acclaimed crime writer. She was the creator of Adam Dalgliesh and Cordelia Gray and their long and successful series of mysteries. Her works include Cover Her Face (1962), An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972), Innocent Blood (1980), The Children of Men (1992), and the Jane Austen-inspired Death Comes to Pemberley (2011).
James was born in Oxford in 1920. She won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy, and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. She received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983, and created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected president of the Society of Authors and stood down from this role in 2013.
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By LHENWaJaBF on 05-05-18
A Certain Genius for writing thrillers.
Loved the plot, as ever James’ s sure hand at striking the right balance between a challenging plot, perfect length to keep the listener engaged and hoping to reach correct conclusions. The assured author who remained committed to writing thrillers with intellectual, cultural and other references to keep the Opera, Artist, lawyer as satisfied as the readers who are not interested in finding these unobtrusive touches. Daniel Weyman reads beautifully as ever, keeping the pace going yet allowing the passages where the plot is recapitulated given without a sense of repetitive
Pprecap’of the story passages
By Patricia on 08-04-18
P.D James and Daniel Weyman - listening heaven!
This is an interesting departure from the usual suspect being detected and arrested. Some very unlikeable characters feature in a well plotted and satisfying tale of disfunctional relationships.
The exceptional narrating from Daniel Weyman, combined with excellent writing, make this a five star listen. Thoroughly recommended for all who/why-dunnit fans!