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The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 13)
The Lighthouse - Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 13
Author: P. D. James
A subtle and powerful work of contemporary fiction. Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distingui...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780770430009
ISBN-10: 0770430007
Publication Date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 560
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Seal Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 13) on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I've read other Dalgleish mysteries, and I think this one is the best of all. I loved the setting (a secluded island with a lot of class), I loved the many characters, and I loved the mystery.
reviewed The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 13) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Suspenseful murder mystery ... a bit reminiscent of Agatha Christie in that all the suspects are isolated on an island together.
reviewed The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 13) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
My boss's wife gave this one to me. She enjoys murder mysteries like this one, but I do not. I read it anyway because she asked me to. I wish the author did more to develop the main characters, but it was still a decent read.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you have read P.D. James before, there is no need to read any further for this is another of her gripping mysteries that will keep you up late into the night reading it. How does a nice lady like her come up with the most vile forms of murder for Adam Dalgliesh and his team to solve?

This mystery could be called an "English Manor-House Mystery" since all of the characters, innocent, guilty, victims and investigators are all sequestered leaving us to decide who-dun-it

If you have a good map of the southwest of England, look for the island of Combe with its famous lighthouse off of the coast of Cornwall on the edge of the Bristol Channel. You will have a hard time finding it even on the best and latest of the Ordnance Survey charts. Why is that? In the book, P.D. James explains that the island is owned by a private trust. That trust has been sucessful in keeping the existence of this island unknowns to those who are not islanders. This book may change that.
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Helpful Score: 1
fast moving - easy read
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