The Murder Room : Adam Dalgliesh

  • by P. D. James
  • Narrated by Daniel Weyman
  • Series: Adam Dalgliesh
  • 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne Museum in Hampstead, and with its sinister murder room celebrating 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 staff and fellow trustees. Everyone, it seems, has something to gain from the crime. When it becomes clear that the killer is prepared to kill again, inspired by the real-life crimes from the murder room, Dalgliesh knows that to solve this case he has to get into the mind of a ruthless killer.

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What the Critics Say

"Classic, guaranteed to delight all crime addicts." (Literary Review)
"Genuinely chilling, a delight." (Observer)
"A totally absorbing read, a detective thriller of superb quality." (Daily Express)

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Customer Reviews

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A great London mystery with a kinky twist

Excellent writing style! Enjoyable and more contemporary crime mystery with Inspector Dalgliesh set in London. A very interesting story which takes you to the secluded and rich area near Hampstead Heath Park in London. The book is rich in characters and action, there is a kinky and unexpected twist in the end before the murderer is uncovered. There are also notes of romance in Inspector Dalgliesh's life which add a nice nuance to subdue the harshness and cynicism.
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- Di

Easy listen

What made the experience of listening to The Murder Room the most enjoyable?

I liked the back stories you get on all the characters. Well written and well read by the narrator.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Murder Room?

When I realised it was actually set in present day!! Oddly, when purchasing the audiobook I imagined it being set in the early 1900's. I had to rewind and start again when I heard someone died in 2006!


What does Daniel Weyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Good character voices! easier to remember what each person did further back in the book when the voices differ so much.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The chapter in the train station near the end of the book.


Any additional comments?

Love PD James books, you wont be disappointed by The Murder Room

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- SGdeCT

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-07-2014
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd