Death in Holy Orders

Death in Holy Orders

3.91 (10,477 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$12.64

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


When the body of a theology student is found on a desolate stretch of East Anglian coast, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to visit the young man's theological college, St Anselm's - a place he knew as a boy - expecting a nostalgic return to old haunts and a straightforward examination of the evidence. Instead he finds himself embroiled in intrigue, conflict and dangerous secrets as the college is torn apart by a sacreligious and horrifying murder.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 38mm | 299.38g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141004789
  • 9780141004785
  • 402,178

Review quote

A student priest is found dead at the foot of a crumbling cliff - the jury returned a verdict of accidental death but on page 30 a second murder informs the reader [although not the other characters] that Ronald Treeves' death did not happen through misadventure. Treeves' step-father is a man of some importance and Commander Adam Dalgliesh is sent to St Anselm's, a small theological college on the East Anglian coast, to investigate..
show more

About P. D. James

P.D. James is the queen of crime fiction and the author of numerous bestsellers including A TASTE FOR DEATH, ORIGINAL SIN, and A CERTAIN JUSTICE. She lives in London.
show more

Rating details

10,477 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 26% (2,724)
4 44% (4,653)
3 25% (2,629)
2 4% (388)
1 1% (83)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X