Locke Branch closed Saturday, March 3 at 5 p.m. for
renovations. All Locke customer holds pickup locations
have been changed to the customer's choice of alternate location or to Westdale if no alternate was provided.
With all the qualities that P. D. James's readers have come to expect: a masterly psychological and emotional richness of characterization, a vivid evocation of place and a credible and exciting mystery. When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, books into Mr. Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring, long-standing facial scar, she has every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, a week's peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset's most beautiful manor houses and the beginning of a new life. She will never leave Cheverell Manor alive. When Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate the murder -- and a second death occurs -- even more complicated problems than the question of innocence or guilt arise. From the Hardcover edition.