I think this is PD James' best! Complicated and sad.
Excellent, detailed Adam Dagliesh mystery. A publisher is murdered after a seried of malicious pranks. Lots if twists, turns and thinking.
One of PD James best mysteries! You must read this one.
A marvelous tale by the Queen of the English murder mystery.
Innocent House, a mock Venetian palace occupied by Britain's oldest book publisher. Here, after a spate of malicious pranks, someone killed Gerard Etienne, the ruthless managing director, and jammed the office mascot, a stuffed snake, in his mouth. Who wanted Etienne dead? Everyone on staff and several authors too. Now Dagliesh and his two junior detectives begin uncovering the dark private tragedies in the lives of Etienne's mistress and colleagues. But the mystery at Innocent House might prove more primal still -- and too deep, too old, too evil to stop at just one death.
Not my particular cup of cozy tea, but know that James is very popular so decided to list this after receiving it in a BookBox via BookCrossing.