Mind to Murder. P. D. James.

Mind to Murder

Touchstone Books, May 2001. Paper Back. Used - Very Good. Item #256401
ISBN: 0743219589

The second book to feature Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A Mind To Murder is a "superbly satisfying mystery" (Chicago Daily News) from bestselling author P.D. James.

On the surface, the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is one of the most reputable institutions in London. But when the administrative head is found dead with a chisel in her heart, that distinguished facade begins to crumble as the truth emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate and quickly finds himself caught in a whirlwind of psychiatry, drugs, and deceit. Now he must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which of their unresolved conflicts has resulted in murder and stop a cunning killer before the next blow.

When the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. Dalgliesh must analyze the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted desires of patients and staff alike to determine which of their unresolved conflicts resulted in murder. With 'discernment, depth, and craftsmanship,' wrote the 'Chicago Daily News, ''A Mind to Murder' 'is a superbly satisfying mystery.' In this second mystery featuring Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart and a weird, wooden phallic symbol in her arms.

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