The Lighthouse: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery, P. D. James
  • List: $22.48  |  Sale: $15.74
    Club: $11.24
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Lighthouse: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

Author: P. D. James

Narrator: Charles Keating

Unabridged: 11 hr 48 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 11/22/2005

Genre: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Traditional British

Synopsis

A subtle and powerful work of contemporary fiction.

Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered.

Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to solve the mystery quickly and discreetly, but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team. Dalgliesh is uncertain about his future with Emma Lavenham, the woman he loves; Detective Inspector Kate Miskin has her own emotional problems; and the ambitious Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith is worried about working under Kate. Hardly has the team begun to unravel the complicated motives of the suspects than there is a second brutal killing, and the whole investigation is jeopardized when Dalgliesh is faced with a danger more insidious and as potentially fatal as murder.

This eagerly awaited successor to the international bestseller The Murder Room displays all the qualities that lovers of P. D. James’s novels the world over have come to expect: sensitive characterization, an exciting and superbly structured plot and vivid evocation of place.


From the Hardcover edition.

Recommended

Dreaming of the Bones, Deborah Crombie
Dreaming of the Bones
by Deborah Crombie

Often compared to both Ruth Rendell and P.D. James, Deborah Crombie is internationally acclaimed for her deftly written mysteries that combine suspense, with lyrical prose. Sharply etched characters further enrich this story of tangled relationships...

Narrator: Jenny Sterlin
Published: 01/18/2001

The Murder Room, P. D. James
The Murder Room
by P. D. James

Commander Adam Dalgliesh, P. D. James’s formidable and fascinating detective, returns to find himself enmeshed in a terrifying story of passion and mystery -- and in love.The Dupayne, a small private museum in London devoted to the interwar ye...

Narrator: Charles Keating
Published: 08/14/2003

The Beautiful Mystery A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Louise Penny
The Beautiful Mystery
by Louise Penny

The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our timeNo outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Q...

Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Published: 08/28/2012

A Necessary End, Peter Robinson
A Necessary End
by Peter Robinson

A peaceful demonstration in the normally quiet town of Eastvale ended with fifty arrests—and the brutal stabbing death of a young constable. But Chief Inspector Alan Banks fears there is worse violence in the offing. For CID superintendent Ric...

Narrator: James Langton
Published: 06/22/2010

4:50 From Paddington A Miss Marple Mystery, Agatha Christie
4:50 From Paddington
by Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic mystery 4:50 From Paddington, a woman in one train witnesses a murder occurring in another passing one…and only Miss Marple believes her story.For an instant the two trains ran side by side. In that frozen m...

Narrator: Joan Hickson
Published: 07/03/2012

A Dedicated Man, Peter Robinson
A Dedicated Man
by Peter Robinson

A dedicated man is dead in the Yorkshire dales—a former university professor, wealthy historian, and archaeologist who loved his adopted village. It is a particularly heinous slaying, considering the esteem in which the victim, Harry Steadman,...

Narrator: James Langton
Published: 04/12/2010

The Devil's Feather, Minette Walters
The Devil's Feather
by Minette Walters

In each of her ten critically acclaimed and hugely popular novels, Minette Walters has explored the dark terrain of the human psyche to give us thrillers of exceptional psychological complexity and suspense. Now, in The Devil's Feather, she gives us...

Narrator: Josephine Bailey
Published: 10/17/2006

The Private Patient, P. D. James
The Private Patient
by P. D. James

Cheverell Manor is a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one late autumn afternoon, scheduled to have a di...

Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Published: 11/18/2008

A Trick of the Light A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Louise Penny
A Trick of the Light
by Louise Penny

A New York Times Notable Crime Book and Favorite Cozy for 2011A Publishers Weekly Best Mystery/Thriller books for 2011"Penny has been compared to Agatha Christie [but] it sells her short. Her characters are too rich, her grasp of nuance and human ps...

Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Published: 08/30/2011

Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by CHARLOTTE on 2007-09-01 17:18:55

One can always count on meeting witty, semi-complicated characters in this series. They feel like people you know with feelings you have had. Great mysteries, have enjoyed everyone.

AudiobooksNow review by Jane on 2007-11-25 10:48:39

This book was so slow and boring I only made it as far as the second disc. I suggest that you choose a different book.

{"id":"331026","ean":"9780739323342","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Lighthouse: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery","subtitle":"An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery","author":"P. D. James","rating_average":"5","narrator":"Charles Keating","ubr_id":"331026","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"22.48","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.61","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Charles Keating","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr 20 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}