An Adam Dalgliesh mystery.
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.
"P. D. James is one of the national treasures of British Fiction." (
Mail on Sunday)
"Fiendishly clever.… An accomplished performance by a leader in her field." ( Sunday Times)
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