The Private Patient

by P. D. James

Part of the Inspector Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Thriller and Suspense eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of The Private Patient


Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 23 October 2008.


PD James is still at the top of her game at the ripe old age of 88. Great plotlines of murder and mystery and plenty of characters to get your teeth in to and as always Adam Dalgliesh to solve the crime.



The Private Patient Synopsis

Now a major Channel 5 series 'The Queen of Crime.' New York Times When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, books into a private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring scar, she has every prospect of a successful operation and the beginning of a new life. But won't leave Cheverell Manor alive. Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate the murder, and later a second death, which raises far more complicated problems than merely the question of innocence or guilt . . . 'An exercise in impeccable detection.' New York Times 'James's skill as a yarn-spinner gives plenty of suspense to this intriguing mystery.' Financial Times

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780571345120
Publication date: 10th May 2018
Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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ISBN: 9780571242443
Publication date: 28/08/2008
Format: Hardback

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About P. D. James

P. D. James was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience has been used in her novels. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Society of the Arts and has served as a Governor of the BBC, a member of the Arts Council, where she was Chairman of its Literary Advisory Panel, on the Board of the British ...

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