Welcome to Murder In March Madness. Where I highlight a title with the word "murder" or a variant in it. Currently we are in the home stretch with just five days remaining. Today's title is The Murder Room by P. D. James.
The Murder Room (2003)
Written by Phyllis Dorothy James (1920- )
P. D. James's detective, Commander Adam Dalgliesh, returns to find himself in a terrifying story of passion and mystery, and in love.
Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne, a museum dedicated to the interwar years, with a room celebrating the most notorious murders of that time when he is called to investigate the killing of one of the family trustees. He soon discovers that the victim was seeking to close the museum against the wishes of the fellow trustees and the Dupayne's devoted staff. It seams everyone has something to gain from the crime. When it becomes clear that the murderer has been inspired by the real-life crimes from the murder room and is preparing to kill again. Dalgliesh knows that to solve this case he has to get into the mind of a ruthless killer
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