The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

[an Adam Dalgliesh Mystery]

Large Print - 2005
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Adam Dalgliesh finds himself in great danger while investigating two brutal murders with his struggling team on an island off the Cornish coast known for its privacy and guaranteed security.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2005
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780739325582
Branch Call Number: LPF JAM NVD
Characteristics: 514 p. (large print)


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Jul 10, 2016

Some plot elements seem far-fetched, starting with the private island retreat for VIPs. Some of James' stories begin with too much back story, some with the murder itself. This one is an odd mixture of the two. Still, I found it one of her more satisfactory recent books, perhaps because the reader's allowed into the mind of all the team members. None of the residents or guests on the island is particularly likable, especially the first man murdered. But all are interesting, and we come to understand both who they are and why they chose to be in such an isolated situation. I enjoyed it. I didn't even feel that Dalgleish pulled the answer out of a fevered brain.

Jun 08, 2011

P.D. James always seems to do such a lot of character developement before anyone dies that I always assume I"ll get bored, but I never do! Her mysteries always entertain and this one was a winner. A murder on an isolated, private island with limited suspects that is quickly followed by another mysterious murder makes for a truly exciting read.

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