Thursday, November 12, 2015
Cover Her Face by P.D. James
Sally Jupp seemed the ideal girl to help Mrs Maxie run a large house and look after her invalid husband. She was pretty, docile and grateful, or so it seemed, until murder shattered the tranquility of her new home.
A puzzling, disturbing killing that brought Chief Detective Inspector Adam Dalgleish to the quiet village in search of the murderer.
Cover Her Face is P. D. James's electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.
I can safely say that if you enjoy readying Agatha Christie, chances are you would quite enjoy some of what P.D. James offered. This title was written in 1962 and was the first of may titles wrote by P.D. James until her death last year at the grand age of 94 years old.
What can I say except that it was an honour to read the first case of Chief Detective Inspector Adam Dalgleish. There are millions of readers out there who have been thrilled by P.D. James and I am thrilled (pun intended) to be one of the many.
Back to Cover Her Face, it was captivating, right to the very end.