Mind to Murder - Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 2 Author:P. D. James On the surface, the Steen Psychiatric Clinic has always been one of the most eminent institutions in London. But when its administrative head is found with a chisel in her heart, and a weird wooden phallic symbol in her arms, the terrifying truth begins to emerge. — In the midst of an explosive mixture of psychiatry, sex, and drugs, the unenviabl... more »e task of analyzing the clues falls to Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh -- clues that lead him to a diabolically cunning killer bent on proving that the first slaying was no Freudian slip.« less
I was pretty smug, as I thought I figured out who the killer was about half-way through the book. Then P.D. James threw me for a loop. Which is when I learned the simplest motive is often the correct solution.
Ro H. reviewed Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 2) on
This book started out slower than other PD James' books I've read, which may be a reflection of the fact that it is a much earlier work. By the middle, though, I was hooked. I continue to enjoy PDJ's stories, & recommend this one.