Friday, December 12, 2008

The Private Patient

I'm so glad P.D. James is still writing books. Her latest, The Private Patient just came out in November.

The story itself takes place in November and December. A tabloid journalist with unhappy childhood memories and an ugly facial scar visits a plastic surgeon and decides to have her scar removed at his stately country home private clinic instead of in London. Adam Dalgliesh and his crew are called in after she is found the morning after surgery, dead and obviously murdered. The murder appears to be an inside job, and there is more unpleasantness ahead. In the meantime, Dalgliesh is getting ready to marry Emma and other characters are progressing in relationships also.

I'm hopeful that there will be at least one or two more books by Ms. James. She's 88, and I was so excited and surprised that she wrote this one.



Blogger Sherry said...

I hadn't heard that Ms. James had a new mystery out. I have something to look forward to.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I would not have known, either, Sherry. Back at the end of the summer I happened to see in an "upcoming books" publication that P.D. James would have a new book, The Private Patient, out on November 18. I did not trust my memory, but immediately wrote her name and the title on both my wall calendar and my datebook calendar for November 18. Then I asked the librarians here in town to make sure they got it in and put my name first on the list. They did.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Beth F said...

I'm a couple of books behind in this series. Trying to savor what likely be the last ones.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Dominion Family said...

Thanks, I just got this from my library yesterday!! So far so good.

3:58 PM  

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