Since this was James' first Dalgliesh book, I knew I wanted to read it at some point. It does not disappoint, especially after reading a plot-driven Agatha Christie book. I really love the characters in Cover Her Face, especially the conniving young mother and house maid, Sally Jupp. What I love about P.D. James' mysteries in general is that I get so wrapped up in the characters and events in the book, that I never stop and try to figure out who the murderer is. Besides, she usually gives every character a potential motive to clash with the victim. I always welcome the surprise of finding out who-done-it at the end. If you like murder mysteries, you'll enjoy Cover Her Face. And of course, PD James using sophisticated words and makes little comments about her characters lack of grammar, which I just eat up!!
From Good Reads:
Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh #1)
by P.D. James
I'm currently about 33% into The Daughters of Cain by Colin Dexter on my Kindle. And a friend just passed me a hard copy of The Book Thief (YA book), by Markus Zusak. This is a book I've wanted to read for a while.
My personal reading will probably slow down as I head back to teaching next week (so soon?), and begin teaching a class for incoming teachers starting in August. The next few months will be crazy busy, but filled to the brim with lots of teaching moments, and with probably less time for cozies (but we shall see!)
I'm linking up at Socrates' Book Reviews:
Be well! Read on!