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The Mistletoe Murder - And Other Stories

P. D. James

Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time--swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow the author's own word, add up to a delightful "entertainment." The newly appointed Sgt. Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that is "pure Agatha Christie." . . . A "pedantic, respectable, censorious" clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder . . . A best-selling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier . . . Dalgliesh's godfather implores him to reinvestigate a notorious murder that might ease the godfather's mind about an inheritance, but which will reveal a truth that even the supremely upstanding Adam Dalgliesh will keep to himself. Each of these stories is as playful as it is ingeniously plotted, the author's sly humor as evident as her hallmark narrative elegance and shrewd understanding of some of the most complex--not to say the most damning--aspects of human nature. A treat for P. D. James's legions of fans and anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a masterfully wrought whodunit. From the Hardcover edition.

Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time--swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow the author's own word, add up to a delightful "entertainment." The newly appointed Sgt. Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that is "pure Agatha Christie." . . . A "pedantic, respectable, censorious" clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder . . . A best-selling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier . . . Dalgliesh's godfather implores him to reinvestigate a notorious murder that might ease the godfather's mind about an inheritance, but which will reveal a truth that even the supremely upstanding Adam Dalgliesh will keep to himself. Each of these stories is as playful as it is ingeniously plotted, the author's sly humor as evident as her hallmark narrative elegance and shrewd understanding of some of the most complex--not to say the most damning--aspects of human nature. A treat for P. D. James's legions of fans and anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a masterfully wrought whodunit. From the Hardcover edition.
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Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time--swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow the author's own word, add up to a delightful "entertainment." The newly appointed Sgt. Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that is "pure Agatha Christie." . . . A "pedantic, respectable, censorious" clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder . . . A best-selling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier . . . Dalgliesh's godfather implores him to reinvestigate a notorious murder that might ease the godfather's mind about an inheritance, but which will reveal a truth that even the supremely upstanding Adam Dalgliesh will keep to himself. Each of these stories is as playful as it is ingeniously plotted, the author's sly humor as evident as her hallmark narrative elegance and shrewd understanding of some of the most complex--not to say the most damning--aspects of human nature. A treat for P. D. James's legions of fans and anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a masterfully wrought whodunit. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenny Agutter, Daniel Weyman

Length:

2h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:52