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The Murder Room

by James, P. D

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ISBN 13
9780571218219
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London: Faber & Faber, 2003. 1st. hardback. Fine, 1st edition (1st printing), unclipped d/j (v.g. in protective sleeve), maroon boards, white spine titling; text block firm, pages unmarked.. 8vo (230 x 150 / 9"" x 6""). When Commander Dalgliesh is persuaded by an old friend to visit the Dupayne, a small private museum on the edge of Hampstead Heath, he can have no idea that he will return to it one week later under very different circumstances. One of the family trustees has been horribly murdered and Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a death which, from the first, is fraught with complications. Even before the murder, the museum was in tumult. A new lease is due to be signed and two of the trustees are determined to keep the museum open, the third passionately determined on its closure.The museum is dedicated to the years 1919-1939 and one of the galleries, the Murder Room, displays exhibits from the most notorious cases of those inter-war years. And now a modern killer is at work, the crimes uncannily echoing the cases on display. All the small group of people, the trustees, staff and volunteers, who work in the Dupayne, have the means and the opportunity for murder. One of them has the ruthlessness to kill and kill again.The investigation is complicated for Dalgliesh by his love for Emma Lavenham, but their relationship, at a sensitive stage for them both, is continually frustrated by the demands of his job. As step by step he moves closer to the murderer, is the investigation taking him further away from commitment to the woman he loves?

Synopsis

P. D. James is the author of 17 previous books, most of which have been filmed for television. Before her retirement in 1979, she served in the forensics and criminal justice departments of Great Britain’s Home Office, and she has been a magistrate and a governor of the BBC. The recipient of many prizes and honours, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. In 2000 she celebrated her 80th birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest . From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
IYC132350
Title
The Murder Room
Author
James, P. D
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used - Fine, 1st edition (1st printing), unclipped d/j (v.g. in protective sleeve), maroon boards, white spine titling; text block firm
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0571218210
ISBN 13
9780571218219
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2003
Pages
371
Keywords
1st, detective, fiction, PDJames
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.73 g
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9\"\" x 6\"\")

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