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Two men lie in a welter of blood in the vestry of St Matthew's
Church, Paddington, thier throats brutally slashed. One is Sir Paul
Berowne, a baronet and recently-resigned Minister of the Crown, the
other an alcoholic vagrant. Dalgliesh and his team, set up to
investigate crimes of particular sensitivity, are faced with a case of
extraordinary complexity as they discover the Berowne family's veneer
of prosperous gentility conceals ugly and dangerous secrets.
About The Author
P.D. James was born in Oxford in 1920 and educated at Cambridge
High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National
Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police
Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that
experience has been used in her novels. She has won awards for crime
writing in Britain, America, Italy and Scandinavia, including the
Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. She has received honorary
degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and
was created a life peer in 1991. In 1997 she was elected President of
the Society of Authors.She lives in London and Oxford and has two
daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.