Death in Holy Orders

 by P.D. James



Mystery queen P.D. James is a master of character and atmosphere, but I always have issues with her plots.  Either her endings seem preposterous, or I am unconvinced by various story elements along the way.  True to form, Death in Holy Orders is deliciously moody, and its people are intriguing.  But the ending was unsurprising and a bit anticlimactic (not exactly “preposterous,” this time), and I simply did not buy into certain key motivations earlier in the tale.  Still … if the idea of four deaths at an isolated, seaside theology college appeals to your mystery-loving side, you can do a lot worse than this book.


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