The Private Patient Author:PD James Cheverell Manor, a lovely old house in Dorset, serves as the renowned plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell's private clinic. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrives to have a disfiguring facial scar removed she has every expectation of a successful operation and a peaceful week recuperating. But the clinic houses an implacable en... more »emy and within hours of the operation Rhoda is murdered.
Commander Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a case complicated by old crimes and the dark secrets of the past. But before Rhoda's murder can be solved, a second horrific death adds to the complexities of what is already one of Dalgliesh's most perplexing and fascinating cases.« less