Book Reviews of Unnatural Causes (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 3)

Unnatural Causes (Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 3)
Unnatural Causes - Adam Dalgliesh, Bk 3
Author: P. D. James
ISBN-13: 9780140129618
ISBN-10: 0140129618
Publication Date: 11/1992
Pages: 237
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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Perfect new but old style English murder mystery
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Enjoyable, good quality writing. A nice read!
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I didn't think this book was one of her best. In it, James has detective Dalgliesh come up with a solution as to how the murder was committed without really telling us what led him to it. Then James has the murderer do all the confessing at the end. If you read lots of mysteries, you may see the hint as to who the murderer is, but even I didn't realize the hint was there until after the fact.

What was interesting is that, at one point, Dalgliesh complains about how mystery novelists 'solve' murders with hardy any evidence but still get full confessions from the murderers, but this is exactly what happens to him. If this parody is what James intended in this book, than I guess she succeeded.

I just read this review through twice and I don't think I'm giving the murderer away. Hopefully, you will be as surprised as I was.
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This English mystery writer is exceptional. This mystery has a Scotland Yard inspector & his aunt ivestigating a mutilated corpse found in a drifting dingy and his bizarre circle of friends.
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Scotland Yard investigates a gory murder.
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Maurice Seton was a famous mystery writer--but no murder from his imagination could equal the ghastliness of his own death. When his grotesquely mutilated corpse is found in a drifting dinghy, ripples of horror spread among his bizarre neighbors. Now Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh and his aunt must discover the shocking truth about Seton's past.
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From the "queen of crime" PD James. An entertaining who-done-it that is hard to put down until the final page.
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One of P.D. James best!
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P.D. James gets better and better. Beginning with this title, she has surpassed herself in each of her following books. I loved everything about this one.
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Another Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh mystery. I love them.
'P.D. James's whodunnit is of a very high quality. From the moment a handless corpse in a neat city suit is found in a drifting dinghy off the East Coast, and we meet the ghastly members of a literary society, we're hooked'. Evening Standard
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Not the same cover.