By P. D. James
New York occasions Bestseller
When special felony legal professional Venetia Aldridge defends a tender guy for the brutal homicide of his mom, she perspectives the case as easily one other chance to illustrate her brilliance within the court. yet inside of weeks of the trial Aldridge is located lifeless at her table, a bloodstained barrister’s wig on her head. And as Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard makes an attempt to make feel of occasions, the murders proceed, inexorably spiraling into clean complexities of horror.
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That was at about nine. He’s in his office with one of the junior clerks, Terry Gledhill. The only other member of staff in Chambers is the secretary-receptionist, Miss Caldwell, who let you in. Other people, staff and members of Chambers, will be arriving soon. ” He looked at Laud as if seeking guidance. Laud’s voice was uncompromising: “Obviously we shall co-operate. ” Dalgliesh said calmly: “But the investigation of murder — if this is murder — takes precedence. We shall have to search Chambers and the fewer people here the better.
Despite the earmuffs that first explosion of sound always surprised Kate by its reverberating loudness. When the first six rounds had been fired they moved forward to inspect the targets, sticking white circles on each hole. Kate saw with satisfaction that hers were nicely grouped in the centre of the visible target area. She always wanted to achieve a neat, concentric pattern and had occasionally come close to it. Glancing across at Piers busy with his white markers, she saw that he had done well.
He took out his bunch of keys and felt for the straight edge of the one for the Banham security lock, and then the smaller Ingersoll above it, which he turned to open the door. Immediately the alarm system gave out its insistent high-pitched warning. He moved unhurriedly, knowing to a second how long he had to switch on the light in the reception office and insert his smallest key in the control panel to turn off the alarm. Beside the panel was a wooden board with the names of members of Chambers lettered on sliding panels to show whether they were in or out.
A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 10) by P. D. James