Cover Her Face

Cover Her Face

[an Adam Dalgliesh Mystery]

Book - 2001
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When headstrong and beautiful housemaid Sally Jupp is found strangled in her bed behind a bolted door, Detective Chief-Inspector Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must unmask her killer from a houseful of suspects--most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Each new clue he uncovers leads to a dramatic twist in this ingeniously plotted mystery.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001, c1990
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743219570
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY JAMES 2001
Characteristics: 250 p. ; 21 cm


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First in the series featuring Detective Adam Dalgliesh. P.D. James is a wonderfully prolific writer.

First in the series featuring strong, silent -type Detective Adam Dalgliesh, writer of poetry and best detective at Scotland Yard.

When a sly and sensuous young woman who had used her body and her brains to climb the social ladder is murdered by someone who had clearly decided that the wages of sin should be death, it falls to Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find out who the killer is.

Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill.

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Jul 23, 2016

I've been reading a few authors whose first books in well-loved mysteries series were written in the 50s and 60s. I don't seem to like any of the characters, including the main recurring investigators. Here Dalgliesh seems like someone I would not want to know. Certainly not my feeling with the later P.D. James mysteries.

May 13, 2016

The suspects and victim are equally unlikable most of the way through the book. A murder is announced on the first page, but takes a long time to happen. Dalgliesh, in his first appearance, is not the full-blown detective we'll come to know as the series develops. But the beginnings of his character are here, including some glimpses of his private life. A cut above the usual country house mystery.

cals_peggy Oct 06, 2015

This is the first novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series. The violence is mild and no sexual content.

Dec 03, 2014

English country house murder.

Apr 23, 2014

The first of the Dalgliesh mysteries.

Sunny39 Jan 11, 2012

Mom recommended


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