By P. D. James
The second one ebook to add Scotland backyard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A brain To homicide is a “superbly enjoyable secret” (Chicago day-by-day News) from bestselling writer P.D. James.
On the skin, the Steen Psychiatric health facility is without doubt one of the such a lot respected associations in London. but if the executive head is located useless with a chisel in her center, that amazing facade starts off to disintegrate because the fact emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard is termed in to enquire and speedy reveals himself stuck in a whirlwind of psychiatry, medicinal drugs, and deceit. Now he needs to research the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted wishes of sufferers and employees alike to figure out which in their unresolved conflicts has led to homicide and forestall a crafty killer prior to the following blow.
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Mind you, no one in their senses could suspect him, but it’s unfortunate all the same. While we were waiting for the police, Dr. Ingram came over to suggest that we ought not to say anything about it. A nice mess we’d get Dr. Baguley into with that kind of hanky-panky! I pretended not to understand. ’ That shut her up all right. And that’s what I did. I told the truth. But I wasn’t going any further. If the police want gossip they can go to Mrs. ” inquired Miss Sharpe. “It’s Bolam I’m worried about.
And how did one answer that? ” And what did that mean? Dear God, what didn’t it mean? No more smell of polish and napkins. No more need to propitiate the second-floor harpy in case she were needed to answer that bell. No more watching the electricity meter and wondering whether it were really cold enough for that extra bar of the fire. No more thanking Cousin Enid for her generous cheque twice a year, the one in December that made such a difference to Christmas, the one late in July that paid for the hired car, the expensive hotel which catered for invalids who could afford to pay for being a nuisance.
The superintendent? Perfectly polite, I must say. One of those lean, bony faces. Very dark. I didn’t say a great deal. You could see he’s used to smarming things out of people. Mrs. Shorthouse was with him for hours and I bet he got plenty out of her. Well, I wasn’t playing that game. ” “That’s all very fine, Bea, but you know what the Steen is. There’s enough gossip without adding to it. None of the doctors liked her and nor did anyone else as far as I know. But that’s no reason for killing her.