The Lighthouse (Paperback)

Author: James, P. D.

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Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to solve a sensitive high profile case on Combe island off the Cornish coast of England at a time when Dalgliesh is dealing with his uncertain future with Emma Lavenham, Kate Miskin struggles with her own personal turmoil, and Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith must cope with resentment over a female superior. Readers Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing. *Author: James, P. D. *Publication Date: 2006/10/10 *Number of Pages: 383 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 8.00 *Height: 5.25

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307275738
SKU 202371437
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307275736
Release Date 4/10/2007
Author Info
P. D. James
P. D. James always dreamed of being a writer as a child, but her plans were temporarily waylaid by World War II and a subsequent successful career in civil service. She joined the Red Cross at the outset of the war and married Ernest White in 1941. Though they had two daughters together, their marriage was marred by chronic mental disturbances that her husband suffered after the war, which eventually led to his death. From 1949 to 1968, James worked in a hospital in London, but never forgot her first passion. In 1962 she published her first novel, "Cover Her Face", which featured Detective Adam Dalgliesh, the cultured, sensitive protagonist for which she is best known. Other critically acclaimed novels include the bestseller "Innocent Blood" (1980) and "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman" (1972), one of the first mysteries to feature a female investigator who is portrayed as capable of leading a dangerous investigation. James remained devoted to her career in civil service, working in the police department from 1968 to 1979 and serving on a variety of literary and arts councils after her retirement.
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"At its best, Ms. James's precision can be as deftly murderous as the weapons her killers wield."
"[R]eaders will...revel in...[James's] matchless fullness of characterization."
"[Combe Island]...is a terrific spot for a murder. James obliges, in an intricate and well-designed plot."
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Annotation British police detective Adam Dalgliesh and his subordinates cope with various personal problems as they solve a politically sensitive mystery in the 13th entry in a bestselling series. Once a haven for pirates, Combe Island now serves as a private and extremely discreet locale for England's power brokers in need of downtime. Three months before the Prime Minster plans to host a top-secret meeting on this small isle off the coast of Cornwall, the universally disliked author Nathan Oliver dies there under unusual circumstances. Hoping to determine as quickly as possible whether Oliver's death was murder, suicide, or an accident, the authorities call in Commander Adam Dalgliesh and the Metropolitan Murder Squad.
Editors Note Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to solve a sensitive high profile case on Combe island off the Cornish coast of England at a time when Dalgliesh is dealing with his uncertain future with Emma Lavenham, Kate Miskin struggles with her own personal turmoil, and Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith must cope with resentment over a female superior. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
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