The Murder Room (2003) James' work is the literary equivalent of "Murder, She Wrote:" amusing, if not grabbing. Invariably, the comfortable but slightly unknowable Adam Dalgliesh investigates a murder… 2003-11-18 Fiction
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The Murder Room (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 18, 2003; Writer: P.D. James; Genre: Fiction

James' work is the literary equivalent of ''Murder, She Wrote:'' amusing, if not grabbing. Invariably, the comfortable but slightly unknowable Adam Dalgliesh investigates a murder or two, plodding along at a steady pace until the bad guy (usually just angry, not psychotic) is brought to justice. Here, Dalgliesh examines deaths that occur at a museum run by a cantankerous family; as the body count grows, it becomes clear the killer is copying crimes recorded in the museum's ''Murder Room.'' It's a perfectly cozy read for a cold, foggy night when you feel like curling up with a cup of tea and pretending you're in oh-so-proper England.

Originally posted Nov 21, 2003 Published in issue #738 Nov 21, 2003 Order article reprints
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