A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 10) by P. D. James

By P. D. James

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When distinct 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 useless at her table, a bloodstained barrister’s wig on her head. And as Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard makes an attempt to make experience of occasions, the murders proceed, inexorably spiraling into clean complexities of horror.

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There was a brief on the desk supported by a thick wodge of papers. A cursory glance at the brief showed Dalgliesh that it was a case of grievous bodily harm set down for the Bailey in two weeks’ time. The only other papers on the desk were a copy of the Temple News Letter and the previous day’s Evening Standard. It looked untouched, but Dalgliesh noted that the pink financial insert, “Business Day,” was missing. A stout manila envelope, neatly slit and addressed to Miss Venetia Aldridge, QC, was in the waste-paper basket to the right of the desk.

A young woman whose smeared and puffy face showed that she had recently been crying ushered him in with an inaudible welcome and disappeared through an open door to the left, where she seated herself behind the reception desk and stared into space. Three men came out of a room to the right of the hall and Dalgliesh saw with surprise that one of them was the forensic pathologist, Miles Kynaston. Shaking hands, he said: “What’s this, Miles? ” “No, coincidence. I had an early consultation at E. N.

Take over here, will you. ” “Yes, sir. He’s with Sergeant Robbins. ” Dalgliesh turned to Ulrick. “We shall need to search your room first. ” More meekly than Dalgliesh had expected, Ulrick went out, almost colliding with Charlie Ferris in the doorway. Charlie Ferris, inevitably nicknamed the Ferret, was one of the most experienced of the Met’s scene-of-crime officers, reported to be able to identify by sight threads normally discernible only under a microscope, and to smell out a decaying body at a hundred yards.

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