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A Certain Justice characters å 109 Ed wig on her head Enter Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team whose struggle to investigate and understand the shocking events cannot halt the spiral into horrors murders A Certain Justice is PD James at her strongest In her first foray into the strange closed world of the Law Courts and the London legal community she has created a fascinating tale of interwoven passion and terror As each character leaps into unforgettable. EXCERPT Murderers do not usually give their victims notice This is one death which however terrible that last second of appalled realization comes mercifully unburdened with anticipatory terror When on the afternoon of Wednesday 11th September Venetia Aldridge stood up to cross examine the prosecutions chief witness in the case of Regina vs Ashe she had four weeks four hours and fifty minutes left of life After her death the many who had admired her and the few who had liked her searching for a personal response than the stock adjectives of shock and outrage found themselves muttering that it would have pleased Venetia that her last case of murder had been tried at the Bailey scene of her greatest triumphs and in her favorite court But there was truth in the inanity ABOUT THIS BOOK It begins dramatically enough with a trial for murder The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills one opportunity to succeed and she does But now murder is in the air The next victim will be Aldridge herself stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple a bloodstained wig on her head Enter Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team whose struggle to investigate and understand the shocking events cannot halt the spiral into horrors murdersA Certain Justice is PD James at her strongest In her first foray into the strange closed world of the Law Courts and the London legal community she has created a fascinating tale of interwoven passion and terror As each character leaps into unforgettable life as each scene draws us forward into new complexities of plot she proves yet again that no other writer can match her skill in combining the excitement of the classic detective story with the richness of a fine novel In its subtle portrayal of morality and human behavior A Certain Justice will stand alongside Devices and Desires and A Taste for Death as one of PD James s most important accomplished and entertaining worksMY THOUGHTS This is only my second PD James I did not enjoy the first at all and was reluctant to read this But it is faster paced and intriguing than her book I read previously She will not become one of my favourite authors I find her a little predictable and her writing style too formal for my liking Even though I say this is faster paced than my previous read by this author it is still slower than I like THE AUTHOR P D James byname of Phyllis Dorothy James White Baroness James of Holland Park born August 3 1920 Oxford Oxfordshire England died November 27 2014 Oxford British mystery novelist best known for her fictional detective Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland YardThe daughter of a middle grade civil servant James grew up in the university town of Cambridge Her formal education however ended at age 16 because of lack of funds and she was thereafter self educated In 1941 she married Ernest CB White a medical student and future physician who returned home from wartime service mentally deranged and spent much of the rest of his life in psychiatric hospitals To support her family which included two children she took work in hospital administration and after her husband s death in 1964 became a civil servant in the criminal section of the Department of Home Affairs Her first mystery novel Cover Her Face 1962 introduced Dalgliesh and was followed by six mysteries before she retired from government service in 1979 to devote full time to writingDalgliesh James s master detective who rises from chief inspector in the first novel to chief superintendent and then to commander is a serious introspective person moralistic yet realistic The novels in which he appears are peopled by fully rounded characters who are civilized genteel and motivated The public resonance created by James s singular characterization and deployment of classic mystery devices led to most of the novels featuring Dalgliesh being filmed for television James who earned the sobriuet ueen of Crime penned 14 Dalgliesh novels with the last The Private Patient appearing in 2008James also wrote An Unsuitable Job for a Woman 1972 and The Skull Beneath the Skin 1982 which centre on Cordelia Gray a young private detective The first of these novels was the basis for both a television movie and a short lived series James expanded beyond the mystery genre in The Children of Men 1992 film 2006 which explores a dystopian world in which the human race has become infertile Her final work Death Comes to Pemberley 2011 a seuel to Pride and Prejudice 1813 amplifies the class and relationship tensions between Jane Austen s characters by situating them in the midst of a murder investigation James s nonfiction works include The Maul and the Pear Tree 1971 a telling of the Ratcliffe Highway murders of 1811 written with historian TA Critchley and the insightful Talking About Detective Fiction 2009 Her memoir Time to Be in Earnest was published in 2000 She was made OBE in 1983 and was named a life peer in 1991 DISCLOSURE I obtained my copy of A Certain Justice by P D James published by Ballantine Books via Waitomo District Library All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions Please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom for an explanation of my rating system This review and others are also published on my webpage

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A Certain Justice characters å 109 It begins dramatically enough with a trial for murder The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills one opportunity to succeed and she does But now murder is in the air The next victim will be Aldridge herself stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple a bloodstain. Solidly written and absorbing crime mystery The characters and backstory are particularly well drawn and whodunnit aspect nicely baffling It is PD James 10th Adam Dalgliesh novel and they have got noticeably lengthier and complex as the series has progressed

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A Certain Justice characters å 109 Life as each scene draws us forward into new complexities of plot she proves yet again that no other writer can match her skill in combining the excitement of the classic detective story with the richness of a fine novel In its subtle portrayal of morality and human behavior A Certain Justice will stand alongside Devices and Desires and A Taste for Death as one of PD James's most important accomplished and entertaining wor. As we get older and forget things one pleasure is re reading a good book that one can t uite remember Luckily PD James is a detailed enough writer that there are specifics that surprise anew and she is a good enough observer of human nature and stylist that a second reading is rewardedA Certain Justice is one of her best Like most British mysteries the situation is so claustrophobic is that because everyone is conscious of England being an island that you wonder why of the ants in this particular literary bottle in this case a group of lawyers aren t killing one another We are immediately told who will die but she doesn t die until a third of the book is gone and our time with her makes us wonder why no one has killed her before this She is brutally critical of everyone in her work and life She is good at being a lawyer but that good is spoiled by the reality that her expertise is put at the service of creepsLike Jane Austen what PD James is best at is the rational explanation of an individual character s various emotional states During a conversation we may be treated to explorations of the inner workings behind both sides of the dialogue We go into each character s mind almost surgically and paradoxically the effect is not without empathy In this book one of the last characters to receive this treatment is the murderer who up until that point had been unsympathetically described by everyone in the book When we are allowed into his head however while we don t feel sympathy we at least get a sense of how the world looks to him


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    EBOOK A Certain Justice Read & Download A Certain Justice PD James certainly knew how to set the stage for her books hooking the reader's interest from the beginning The setting is an integral part of the story; an inanimate character in what are always character driven plotsCommander Adam Dalgliesh of the New Scotland Yard is a central figure but there are many other characters also fully fleshed out from the victim the pool of suspects and Dalgliesh's team of investigatorsI

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