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A Taste for Death (James novel)

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Country  United Kingdom
Series  Adam Dalgliesh #7
Originally published  9 June 1986
Followed by  Devices and Desires
Genres  Crime Fiction, Mystery

Language  English
Publication date  9 June 1986
Author  P. D. James
Publisher  Faber and Faber
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Media type  Print (Hardback, Paperback)
Pages  454 pp (hardback first edition)
Preceded by  Death of an Expert Witness
Similar  P D James books, Adam Dalgliesh mystery books, Crime Fiction books

A Taste for Death is a crime novel by British writer P. D. James, seventh in the popular Commander Adam Dalgliesh series. The novel won the Silver Dagger in 1986, losing out on the Gold to Ruth Rendell's Live Flesh. It has been adapted for television and radio.

Contents

Plot summary

In the dingy vestry of St. Matthew's Church, Paddington, two bodies have been found with their throats slashed. One is an alcoholic vagrant, whereas the other is Sir Paul Berowne, a baronet and recently resigned Minister of the Crown. Poet and Commander Adam Dalgliesh investigates one of the most convoluted cases of his career...

Title

The title is drawn from a short poem by A. E. Housman which concludes "There's this to say for blood and breath,/ they give a man a taste for death".

Reviews

A cunningly compulsive work... heart-pounding suspense - Sunday Times

Lady James, a novelist of broad gifts and great skill, here is writing in full mastery of her craft - The New York Times Book Review

Here is still, thank goodness, the world of the classic detective tale - Malcolm Bradbury

References

A Taste for Death (James novel) Wikipedia


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