Book Reviews of The Murder Room (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 12)

The Murder Room (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 12)
The Murder Room - Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 12
Author: P. D. James
ISBN-13: 9780965499361
ISBN-10: 0965499367
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 398
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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Book Type: Paperback
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Neither the mystery nor the detective present James's followers with anything truly new in her latest Adam Dalgliesh novel (after 2001's Death in Holy Orders), which opens, like other recent books in the series, with an extended portrayal of an aging institution whose survival is threatened by one person, who rapidly becomes the focus of resentment and hostility. Neville Dupayne, a trustee of the Dupayne Museum, a small, private institution devoted to England between the world wars, plans to veto its continuing operation. After many pages of background on the museum's employees, volunteers and others who would be affected by the trustee's unpopular decision, Neville meets his end in a manner paralleling a notorious historical murder exhibited in the museum's "Murder Room." MI5's interest in one of the people connected with the crime leads to Commander Dalgleish and his team taking on the case.