Unnatural Causes

Unnatural Causes

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Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh had been looking forward to a quiet holiday at his aunt's cottage on Monksmere Head. But Dalgliesh had reckoned without the macabre discovery of the handless corpse of crime-writer Maurice Seton.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 16mm | 117.93g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0140129618
  • 9780140129618

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"People"P. D. James is the greatest living mystery writer.show more

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As British as a bowler, this second case for Supt. Adam Dalgliesh down in Suffolk, England, which is also the venue for some infighting among a small local literary clique. And the death of mystery writer Maurice Seton whose latest plot ploy is actualized by his own death, a handless corpse drifting out to sea. His relatives dead and alive, his secretary with a twisted mind as well as crippled legs, and a number of other writers provide a close, concentrated case of considerable superiority. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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