Death of an Expert Witness (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 6) by P.D. James

By P.D. James

Books on Tape- Collector's variation- nine- ninety min tapes. An Adam Dalgliesh secret. while Dr Lorrimer performed scientist, he used to be chilly and cold. whilst he performed corpse, he used to be chilly and bloody. What did he be aware of that made an individual kill him?.... input Adam Dalgliesh, leader inspector of Scotland backyard. Dalgliesh appears to be like at humans and occasions clinically. For him there is regularly extra to human habit, quite homicide, than the obvious....."Murder and secret: one in every of her most sensible yet." ( Publishers Weekly)

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He wasn't an easy man to know, and I didn't find him particularly sympathetic. But he was probably one of the most respected serologists in the Service, and we shall miss him. If he had a fault, it was a reluctance to delegate. He had two scientific officer serologists in his department for the grouping of liquid blood and stains, saliva and semen samples, but he invariably took the murder cases himself. " Lorrimer's rough notebook was on the desk. " "His rough notebook? Yes, I think I've noticed it in his department, or when he was carrying it with him.

And these other keys found on the body, the three in this leather pouch and the single key. " "Not the three in the pouch. One is obviously his car key. But the single one looks very like the key to the Wren chapel. If it is, I didn't know that Lorrimer had it. Not that it's important. But as far as I know, there's only one key to the chapel in existence and that's hanging on the board in the Chief Liaison Officer's room. It isn't a security lock and we're not particularly worried about the chapel.

Like this he could be a sack of rubbish. It's a curious superstition, the universal instinct to cover up the recently dead. " Their eyes met, his coolly amused, hers dark with dislike. Dalgliesh said: "Dr. Howarth tells me you're the senior biologist now. Could you explain to me, please, what Dr. Lorrimer was doing here last night? " She went at once over to the table and regarded the two exhibits, the files and the scientific paraphernalia. " Dalgliesh's gloved hands slipped between the covers and flipped it open.

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