A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 2) by P. D. James

By P. D. James

The second one booklet to add Scotland backyard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A brain To homicide is a “superbly gratifying secret” (Chicago day-by-day News) from bestselling writer P.D. James.

On the outside, the Steen Psychiatric health center is among the so much respected associations in London. but if the executive head is located useless with a chisel in her middle, that exceptional facade starts to disintegrate because the fact emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland backyard is named in to enquire and fast unearths himself stuck in a whirlwind of psychiatry, medicines, and deceit. Now he needs to research the deep-seated anxieties and thwarted wants of sufferers and employees alike to figure out which in their unresolved conflicts has ended in homicide and forestall a crafty killer sooner than the subsequent blow.

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One of the better-class suburbs, of course, near enough to London for easy travelling to the clinic—it wouldn’t be wise to give up the job before she really had to—far enough out for a small garden, perhaps, even for a country view. They might even afford a little car. She could learn to drive. And then, when it was no longer possible for her mother to be left, they could be together. It meant the end of this nagging anxiety about the future. There was no reason now to picture her mother in a chronic sick ward, cared for by overworked strangers, surrounded by the senile and incontinent, waiting hopelessly for the end.

The front room had been divided to form two fairly large psychotherapy-rooms which were separated from the waiting-room by a passage. Dr. Steiner could, therefore, move from one to the other without coming within Cully’s view. But he could hardly move down the hall to the basement stairs without risk of being seen. Had he been seen? What was Cully keeping back and why? Together, Dalgliesh and Martin examined the basement rooms for the last time that night. At the rear was the door which led to the area steps.

It was rare for him or for any member of the staff to use the basement exit and the door was usually only opened when the coal or other heavy supplies were delivered. Dalgliesh shot back the bolt. There was a short flight of iron steps leading to the rear railings. Here, again, the wrought-iron door was bolted and fitted with a lock and chain. But an intruder would have no difficulty in getting into the basement area, particularly as the mews at the back were ill lit and unoccupied. The clinic itself would be less easy of access.

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