By P. D. James

The second one publication to add Scotland backyard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A brain To homicide is a “superbly gratifying secret” (Chicago day-by-day News) from bestselling writer P.D. James.

On the outside, the Steen Psychiatric hospital is among the so much respected associations in London. but if the executive head is located lifeless with a chisel in her middle, that unusual facade starts off to disintegrate because the fact emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard is named in to enquire and quick reveals himself stuck in a whirlwind of psychiatry, medications, and deceit. Now he needs to examine the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted wants of sufferers and employees alike to figure out which in their unresolved conflicts has led to homicide and forestall a crafty killer ahead of the subsequent blow.

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Except her money. And suppose she had already written to her solicitor about changing the will. Surely that wasn’t possible! Nurse Bolam fought down panic and forced herself once again to consider the possibility rationally. She had thought it out so many times before. Suppose Enid had written on Wednesday night. All right, suppose she had. It would be too late to catch the post that evening so the letter would have been received only this morning. Everyone knew how long solicitors took to do anything.

Maybe, but the police wouldn’t. Why should they? She’s probably their first suspect already. She was on the spot; she hasn’t an alibi; she has medical knowledge and would know where the skull is most vulnerable; and where to put that chisel in. She was told that Tippett wouldn’t be in the clinic. ” Sister Ambrose leaned forward and dropped her voice. “I thought I heard Miss Bolam mention thirty thousand pounds. Thirty thousand, Bea! ” Miss Sharpe was impressed despite herself, but remarked merely that people who went on working when they had thirty thousand wanted their brains examined.

All the basement windows, except the small lavatory window, were barred. It was through that window the clinic thief had cut his way. Dalgliesh bolted the door again and they went into the porters’ rest room which occupied most of the back of the building. Nothing was changed since they had first examined it. Two clothes lockers stood against one wall. The centre of the floor was occupied by a heavy square table. There was a small old-fashioned gas cooker in one corner and, beside it, a cupboard containing cups and saucers and tins of tea, sugar and biscuits.

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