Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Black Tower by P.D. James

Protagonist: Cmdr. Adam Dalgliesh
Setting: Toynton Grange, Dorset
Rating: 3.5
Recovering from an illness, Dalgliesh receives a letter from a family friend, Father Baddeley, imploring him to visit. By the time Dalgliesh is able to travel to Toynton Grange, a home for those with physical disabilities, Baddeley has died. But there’s been another suspicious death, so Dalgliesh lingers for a few days. There follows more deaths, an attempt on the life of Toynton Grange’s owner and questions about Father Baddeley’s death. This is a classic closed community mystery – not James’ best, but certainly not disappointing. It is the fifth in her series.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi, Lourdes,
I agree with you about this book. What I really liked was the film version, with Roy Marsden as Dalgliesh.
BTW - Are you missing England, as I am? I'm going to Italy next month & excited about the trip, but we hope to go back to England next year. I wish the fabulous team of Roz, Carol & Moira would come up with a new tour - or put "Murder on the Orient Express" back in the Smithsonian list of tours!
Hope all is well with you.