By P. D. James

New York instances Bestseller

When exotic legal 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 docket. yet inside 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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Senior barrister murdered, judge and his wife living upstairs, sacred precincts of the Middle Temple. ” Piers said: “Not exactly your usual suspects. Add to which the Head of Chambers probably knows the Commissioner. It’ll be pleasant for AD. Between grilling members of the Bar he’ll be able to contemplate the thirteenth-century effigies in the Round Church. Should even inspire a new slim volume of verse. ” “Why don’t you suggest it? I should like to see his reaction. ” “You, please. I want to get there safely.

Valerie Caldwell’s word processor under its cover was precisely placed in the middle of her desk. The two-seater sofa, the two armchairs and the two upright chairs for visitors were in place, the magazines on the table neatly arranged on the highly polished mahogany. All was as he had expected to find it, with one small difference: it looked as if neither Mrs. Carpenter nor Mrs. Watson had vacuum-swept the carpet. The office machine, bought six months previously, was as formidable in power as it was in noise, and usually left telltale lines on the carpet pile.

Langton preferred to hold them in his own room and, if there were insufficient chairs, colleagues would carry in their own and sit informally in a circle. But occasional suggestions that the conference room should be given over to a new member of Chambers in the interest of productive use of space were always resisted. The table, which had once been owned by John Dickinson, was the pride of Chambers and no other room could suitably accommodate it. There were double doors opening from the reception room into the clerk’s office, but they were seldom used and the normal entrance was from the hall.

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