Commander dalgliesh is recuperating from a life-threatening illness when he receives a call for advice from an elderly friend who works as a chaplain in a home for the disabled on the dorset coast. dalgliesh arrives to discover that father baddeley has recently and mysteriously died, as has one of the patients at toynton grange. evidently the home is not quite the caring community it purports to be. dalgliesh is determined to discover the truth of his friend's death, but further fatalities follow and his own life is in danger
When the quiet little vestry of st. matthew's church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, scotland yard commander adam dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: how did an upper-crust minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict of the lowest order? challenged with the investigation of a crime that appears to have endless motives, dalgliesh explores the sinister web spun around a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who is pregnant and full of malice--all the while hoping to fill the gap of
When commander adam dalgliesh visits larksoken, a remote headland community on the norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt's estate. but the peace of larksoken is illusory. a serial killer known as the whistler is terrorising the neighbourhood and dalgliesh is drawn into the lives of the headlanders when it quickly becomes apparent that the whistler isn't the only murderer at work under the sinister shadow of the power station.
The literary world is shaken when a murder takes place at the peverell press, an old-established publishing house located in a dramatic mock-venetian palace on the thames.the victim is gerard etienne, the brilliant new managing director whose ruthless ambition has made him many enemies: a discarded mistress, a rejected and humiliated author and rebellious colleagues. adam dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of extraordinary complexity and a killer who is prepared to strike again.listening length: 15 hours and 20 minutes