By P. D. James
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Extra info for A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 10)
What’s going on here? ” Dalgliesh, without replying, stood to one side. The result in other circumstances would have been risible. The newcomer stared at the body in a wide-eyed parody of disbelief. He opened his mouth to speak, thought better of it, moved quietly, cat-like, into the room as if the corpse were a figment of his imagination which would disappear if only he could bring himself to confront it. When he did speak he had his voice under control. “Someone has a curious sense of humour.
No point in holding up the work. ” “More likely to want us all here for questioning. Look, shall I make a cup of tea? You look as if you could do with it. Christ! ” He put his hand on the banister and looked up the stairs with a horrified, half-curious fascination. Harry said, “Yes, make some tea. Mr. Langton will need something when he arrives. ” Neither of them heard the approaching footsteps. The door opened and Valerie Caldwell, the Chambers secretary, closed it behind her and leaned against it.
He had given, out of his need more than theirs, an absolute commitment of time, energy and dedication. He had no hobbies; there hadn’t been time for hobbies except at weekends, and those were spent sleeping, watching television, taking Margaret for drives into the country, cutting the lawn and helping with the heavier jobs in the garden. And what hobbies could he find? There might be something useful to be done in the church, but Margaret was already on the parochial church council, a member of the flower and cleaning rotas, part-time secretary of the Women’s Wednesday Fellowship.