A Certain Justice by P.D. James


A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries) A CeMysteryrtain JusticeP. D. James; Ballantine Books 1998WorldCatMurder in Court…or more appropriately, in Chambers. That can send a chill down your spine. Venetia Aldridge, an English criminal lawyer, is found dead in her office in Chambers. She was stabbed, then the body was posed in a bizarre way. Who killed her? An ex-client who was upset when Aldridge was not able to win an acquittal? Her daughter or boyfriend that Aldridge did not approve? A fellow lawyer or other coworker in Chambers?

When A Certain Justice opens, Aldridge is defending a young man for the murder of his aunt. She is able to win an acquittal for him. Yet she has no respect for the man and believes he easily could have killed his aunt. She is appalled when her 18 year daughter starts dating that same young man and announces they are to marry. She starts looking for ways to be able to break the couple apart. She is murdered before she is able to do that.

P.D. James’ A Certain Justice twists and turns, showing us a dark side that many of us prefer to ignore. Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard faces this murder head on and has his special team helping him. One of his team members find herself facing a past she would like to forget.

There are a lot of undercurrents in A Certain Justice. The suspects are numerous, even in a fairly tightly regimented area. There are hidden secrets that are slowly revealed. A Certain Justice holds your attention as you try to figure out who done it.

Notice: Graphic violence, Strong indecent language

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One Comment

  1. Comment by Nefret:

    I do need to say up front, this book is not for everyone. It contains some graphic and violent areas. That being said, I think it’s an excellent book. It is dark but the whole book, in my opinion, is a perfect example of “what goes around, comes around.” I especially like the ending, which is not your typical one. It kept me guessing and I finished it feeling very satisfied w/ the book as a whole.


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