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  • ISBN 057119396X
  • ISBN13 978-0571193967
  • Language English
  • Author Baroness P D James
  • Publisher FABER AND FABER (1998)
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  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1547 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 690

A Certain Justice sucks the reader in right from the dramatic first line. P. D. James fans (and they are legion) will delight in A Certain Justic. uperior plotting and sense of timing make this an achingly delicious read. This macabre montage is vintage James.

A Certain Justice is an Adam Dalgliesh novel by P. James, published in 1997. A three episode 1998 TV mini-series was made based upon the novel. Venetia Aldridge is a brilliant criminal lawyer who is set to take over as the Head of Chambers in Pawlet Court, London.

by Baroness P. James (Author). Yet here we have P D James at her most sensitive and inventive. The plot and denouement are well rounded-off, without Dalgleish being able to bring the perpetrator to justice. Book 10 of 14 in the Adam Dalgliesh Series.

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Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL (3 August 1920 – 27 November 2014), known professionally as P. James, was an English crime writer. She rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh. James was born in Oxford, the daughter of Sidney James, a tax inspector, and educated at the British School in Ludlow and Cambridge High School for Girls.

She became Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. Her first novel, Cover Her Face, was published in 1962. She wrote approximately 20 books during her lifetime including the Adam Dalgliesh Mystery series, the Cordelia Gray Mystery series, and Death Comes to Pemberley. She became a full-time writer in 1979. Three titles in the Adam Dalgliesh Mystery series received the Silver Dagger award-Shroud for a Nightingale, The Black Tower, and A Taste for Death.

A Certain Justice book. A Certain Justice is . 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. THE AUTHOR: P. 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 Yard.

In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park.

James17 December 2019. Switch to the audiobook. James was the author of twenty-one books, many of which feature her detective hero, Adam Dalgliesh, and have been televised or filmed. She was the recipient of many honors, including the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014 at the age of ninety-four.

Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL (born 3 August 1920), commonly known as P. James, is an. . James, is an English crime writer and Conservative life peer in the House of Lords, most famous for a series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh. James is the author of twenty previous books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries nt thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britain’.

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This is a wonderful look at modern English society. Here, PD James's focus on the legal system surrounding murder and grievous harm. The rituals of the Inns of Court, and of barristers preparing their wigs and gowns are used to reveal underlying weaknesses of the legal system.

The judgment of the court, guilty or innocent are two absolute to describe human behavior. The legal system rarely has the means of determining who is innocent or guilty. The court determines only if the evidence is adequate to prove guilt. innocence is on a procedural basis.

As usual, PD James has provided a wonderful sample of British elocution to discuss the problem of murder. The setting in Inns of Court provides a wonderful setting for considering the problems of guilt and innocence.
Gold as Heart
P.D. James is the only mystery writer whose books I have to read with a dictionary at hand. She's an excellent writer with a great command of the language. I googled her and was surprised to learn that she never went to university -- her father didn't believe in education for girls. I wonder how she learned to write like someone with much more formal education than she actually had?

This is one of the strongest books in her Dalgleish series. The characters are fully imagined. The victim is such a jerk to everyone that it's interesting to figure out which person loathed her enough to do away with her. There's a developed sub-plot, something not often found in mysteries. Although most of the characters are disagreeable and/or somewhat off their rockers, I got interested in them.

The setting is quite detailed and seems realistic, not just verbal wallpaper.

I do wish Dalgleish had just a tiny little bit of a sense of humor. His relentless grimness and sadness in story after story get to be too much -- or too little, depending on how you look at it.
Different is not always good but Ms. James delivers another riveting mystery taking the reader deep into the life of the eventual victim. I enjoyed the story but admit to some anxiety concerning the arrival of AD and his team of detectives. I was ready for his cool temperament to assuage the chaotic personalities of the Court.
This is an excellent and well written book. Characters are introduced long before Adam Daigleish, and I wondered when the mystery going to begin. P.D. James is very good at getting the reader into the setting, and the vocabulary is challenging. There definitely is an opportunity to enrich the reader's intellect. I love the mysteries that are real mysteries but teach you something as well. Please try it. You will be glad you did.
Living in England in the 80's, I happened on a tele drama series, "Cover Her Face", with the soulful, bright and intuitive Inspector Adam Dalgliesh and I had to find not only that book but every book P.D. James wrote and has written since. This book as all her mysteries does not disappoint. She was a true mystery lover's author. So if you are looking for rich characters, flawless descriptive narrations and the surprising twist and turns that all good detective novels should engage read the book and you too will be wanting more and judging other writers of the detective mysteries by this standard.
This story kept my attention. Her characters are well-drawn, with several of them being possible suspects. There are a number of unsavory scenes, but if you've read P.D. James in the past this won't come as a surprise.
She has been one of my favorite mystery writers for decades, but I have to say the ending of this book was unsatisfying. I liked the entire story up to the resolution, so I gave it four stars for the plot and subtracted one because of the ending.
Something a little different in mystery novels... This was really engrossing. The reader spends a lot of time getting to know the first victim. By the time she got killed (about 1/3 of the way into the story), I was more than ready for it to happen. In fact, I have seldom loathed a fictional character more. And surprise, it turns out there were LOTS of fictional characters who loathed her, too, so there were suspects thick on the ground. This wasn't the case in the subsequent crimes that occured.

Characterization is James' strength, not just physical descriptions but motivations, personality and character. Like this inattentive father: "When the children were at home, Harold got on well with them both. He had never found it difficult to get on well with strangers."

She spends a lot of time on physical descriptions of people and of places. Some reviewers complain of this but it didn't bother me. The story takes place almost completely in London, and it's grounded in that city's geography-- the tube stations, the neighborhoods (she calls them villages) the landmarks, the churches. It all adds to feeling that the people, places, and events were real.

The time is also real. This is set before cell phones were prevalent (I read the book in 2015, and this jumped out at me), and it might be a different story line with new technology.

As to the ending, well, it depends on what your requirements are. I would define the ideal mystery ending as the detective solves the crime, the cops arrest the murderer (or in some cases, he's killed in the chase), and murderer's identity is not the obvious suspect. In this case, I would say we get two out of three.
I have read a lot of her books. She always has a great mystery story and I like the main character Adam Dalgiesh. The one problem with her writing is that it takes awhile for the set up of all the people that would have a reason to kill the murdered person. Additionally, she is uses a lot of words in her descriptions. If you are not familiar with English terms, that differ from ours, you might have a little trouble. However, usually the you could figure out from the sentence itself, i.e. lift (elevator), flat (apartment), etc. - there are a number of these in her stories.