By P. D. James
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When unusual legal attorney Venetia Aldridge defends a tender guy for the brutal homicide of his mom, she perspectives the case as easily one other chance to illustrate her brilliance within the court. yet inside of weeks of the trial Aldridge is located useless at her table, a bloodstained barrister’s wig on her head. And as Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard makes an attempt to make experience of occasions, the murders proceed, inexorably spiraling into clean complexities of horror.
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The heavy oak outer door was locked. This was not in itself particularly surprising; members of Chambers who wanted to leave important papers on their desks did sometimes lock their rooms before leaving. But it was more usual to leave the oak unlocked and to secure only the inner door. He went back to his own room and picked up the receiver. “Mrs. Buckley? I don’t think she’s in her room but I’ll just unlock the door. ” He had a spare key to each room, jealously guarded, tagged and kept in the bottom drawer of his desk.
Laud shook hands with the wariness of a man who is uncertain how far it would be prudent to acknowledge the acquaintanceship. Langton said: “She’s in her room on the first floor, just above this. ” “Later perhaps. ” “Our Senior Clerk, Harry Naughton, when he arrived this morning. That was at about nine. He’s in his office with one of the junior clerks, Terry Gledhill. The only other member of staff in Chambers is the secretary-receptionist, Miss Caldwell, who let you in. Other people, staff and members of Chambers, will be arriving soon.
Instantaneously he knew that something was wrong. There was a smell in the room, alien and faint but still horribly familiar. He put out his hand to the switch and four of the wall lights came on. What met his eyes was so bizarre in its horror that for half a minute he stood rooted in disbelief, his mind rejecting what his eyes so plainly saw. It wasn’t true. It couldn’t be true. For those few seconds of disorientated incredulity he was incapable even of terror. But then he knew it was true. His heart leapt into life and began a pounding which shook his whole body.
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