- Title: The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #13) (With author signature)
- Author: P. D. James
- Released: 2013-10-01
- Pages: 0
- ISBN: 1845792122
- ISBN13: 978-1845792121
- ASIN: 1845792122
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From Last seen in The Murder Room (2003) (*** Mar/Apr 2004), Dalgliesh is still pondering his romance, and theres still a mystery to be solved. Critics, who generally praised this 13th installment of the series, saw similarities to the plot of Agatha Christies And Then There Were None, to Jane Austens playful writing, and to Virginia Woolfs themes. Vivid character studies and intricate settings reveal Jamess eye for detailfrom descriptions of Olivers insidious personality and Dalglieshs insecurities to an intelligent game of Scrabble. James also makes references to popular literature. But there are no quick rewards for the reader interested in a fast-paced mystery or a wholly original plotexcept for the ending, which "will transfix even the most hopeless addict of potboilers" (Chicago Sun-Times).
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