By P. D. James
While the quiet Little sacristy of St. Matthew's Church turns into the blood-soaked scene of a double homicide, Scotland backyard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an exciting conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, subsequent to a local derelict of the bottom order? Challenged with the research of against the law that looks to have never-ending causes, Dalgliesh explores the sinister internet spun round a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who's pregnant and entire of malice--all the whereas hoping to fill the space of good judgment that joined those disparate males in vivid purple demise. . . .
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They passed through the outer vestibule then under the fluted dome of the inner hall. To their left, the finely wrought balustrade of a stone cantilevered staircase rose like a border of black lace. Miss Matlock opened the double door to the right and stood back to let them enter. ' The room in which they found themselves ran the whole length of the house and was obviously both the formal dining-room and library. It was full of light. At the front, two high curved windows gave a view of the square garden while at the rear one huge expanse of glass looked out over a stone wall with three niches, each containing a marble statue; Venus, naked, one hand delicately shielding the mons Veneris, one pointing at her left nipple, a second female figure, half robed and wearing a wreath of flowers and, between them, Apollo with his lyre, laurel-crowned.
Not exactly cosy, ttough. ' It was a long speech for Kate. Dalgliesh said: 'I can't say that I remember a case. ' Miss Matlock appeared in the doorway; she said with cold formality: 'Lady Ursula is ready to see you now.
He almost lost her next words. ' 'Wasn't he washing himself when Tom and I passed by last night just after eight o'clock? Him or Harry Mack? And you can't be telling me that Harry went near running water if he could help it. Fairly gushing out of the drainpipe it was. 'Course we thought you were there. " That's what I said to Tom. ' 'I told you, Father, just after eight. We were on our way to the Three Feathers. ' 'But the police ought to know. This could be important information. ' 95 'Interested?
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