Unnatural Causes

Written by:
P. D. James
Narrated by:
Penelope Dellaporta

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2008
9 hours 11 minutes
Award-winning author P.D. James third mystery in her bestselling series featuring Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh is now available on CD!

Maurice Seton was a famous mystery writer–but no murder from his imagination could equal the ghastliness of his own death. When his grotesquely mutilated corpse is found in a drifting dinghy, ripples of horror spread among his bizarre neighbors: the cruel and cynical drama critic, the celebrated recluse, and the rakish young heir. It is up to Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh and his extraordinary aunt to discover the shocking truth about Seton's past–before the plot takes another murderous turn.

“P.D. James scores with understated humor, stately yet unpretentious prose, psychological insights…plus, above all, fundamental warmth and wisdom in every line she writes."–Kirkus Reviews
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Linda M.

This is one of James' earlier works but it has all the ingredients of her later work - intelligent, thoughtful and dark. I enjoyed the story, found the "resolution" a little strained but possible, and thought that the narrator was good though she got a bit over the top when characters were feeling frustrated. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys "whodunnits" that have an interesting central character (Dalgleish).

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