Thursday, December 14, 2017

Book Beginning: A Certain Justice by P. D. James




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.
-- A Certain Justice by P. D. James. This 10th Adam Dalgliesh mystery is set, like all P. D. James mysteries, in a closed community -- this time the law chambers of a group of in-fighting London barristers.

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been wanting to read this author! Thanks for sharing.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

This is the perfect weather to curl up with a mystery and cup of tea. Enjoy!

JLS Hall said...

Loved this book! Actually, my BB this week is also by P.D. James. Such a great writer.

Literary Feline said...

I have only read the first Adam Dalgliesh book, and really enjoyed it. I keep meaning to read more by P.D. James. This one sounds really good! Thank you for sharing and hosting!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

I have only ever dipped in and out of the 'Dalgliesh' series and I haven't read this particular chapter, although I did avidly watch every time an episode was aired on television, so I have probably seen it somewhere along the line.

If you enjoy the writing of P.D. James, I wonder if you have tried any of her stand alone novels? 'The Children Of Men' was an amazing story line and well worth the read. I can recommend it!

Thanks for hosting and sharing :)


Breana M. said...

Well, that's an interesting way to start a book.

Mareli Thalwitzer said...

One can just never go wrong with a PD James! Happy reading and here's my Friday Meets:

Elizabeth said...

LOVE the cover.

Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Fundin said...

Nice cover and it's hard to go with P D James.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Roberta said...

P. D. James is a big favorite of mine. Adam Dalgliesh is such an awesome protagonist. Nice book to get lost in for a few hours.

Katherine P said...

I really enjoy P.D. James though it's been awhile since I've read any of her books. This one looks entertaining!

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