The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

eBook - 2005
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Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005.
ISBN: 9780307264336
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 335 p.)
Contents: Book one: Death on an offshore island
Book two: Ashes in the grate
Book three: Voices from the past
Book four: Under cover of darkness.


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Jul 10, 2016

Some plot elements seem far-fetched, starting with the private island retreat for VIPs. Some of James' stories begin with too much back story, some with the murder itself. This one is an odd mixture of the two. Still, I found it one of her more satisfactory recent books, perhaps because the reader's allowed into the mind of all the team members. None of the residents or guests on the island is particularly likable, especially the first man murdered. But all are interesting, and we come to understand both who they are and why they chose to be in such an isolated situation. I enjoyed it. I didn't even feel that Dalgleish pulled the answer out of a fevered brain.

Jun 08, 2011

P.D. James always seems to do such a lot of character developement before anyone dies that I always assume I"ll get bored, but I never do! Her mysteries always entertain and this one was a winner. A murder on an isolated, private island with limited suspects that is quickly followed by another mysterious murder makes for a truly exciting read.


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