Death of An Expert Witness

Death of An Expert Witness

Book - 1989
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The scientists who work at Hoggatt's laboratory are all experts in violent death, accustomed to the smell of the mortuary. Now the brutal murder of one of their own brings Adam Dalgliesh hurrying from Scotland Yard to the fens of East Anglia, where a murderer is waiting to strike again.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Penguin Group, 1989, c1977.
ISBN: 9780140129564
Characteristics: 278 pages ;,18 cm.


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Jun 15, 2018

"Holy Mother of God dinner's ready." This is the punch line of a funny story about a village stage production.
As usual James takes time and effort with her mysteries.

Mar 26, 2017

Enjoyed this. A good read definitely not a speed read.

Sep 11, 2016

Too many characters mar this splendid mystery--I felt like I should be keeping a list. Some are very well rounded, some cardboard. It's the second one pairing Dalgliesh with another detective, not quite the "team" that later forms. The two work well together most of the time, but when they don't, they really don't, adding interest. The setting, a forensic lab in the East Anglia fens, is instructive, if dangerous. Dalgliesh's interest in architecture, especially of old churches, plays an important role here.

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