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A Taste for Death (James novel)


A Taste for Death is a crime novel by British writer P D James, seventh in the popular Commander Adam Dalgliesh series The novel won the Silver Dagger in 1986, losing out on the Gold to Ruth Rendell's Live Flesh It was nominated for a Booker Prize in 1987 The book has been adapted for television and radio

Contents

  • 1 Plot summary
  • 2 Title
  • 3 Reception
  • 4 Adaptations
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Plot summary

In the dingy vestry of St Matthew's Church, Paddington, two bodies have been found with their throats slashed One is an alcoholic vagrant, whereas the other is Sir Paul Berowne, a baronet and recently resigned Minister of the Crown Poet and Commander Adam Dalgliesh investigates one of the most convoluted cases of his career

Title

The title is drawn from a short poem by A E Housman: "Some can gaze and not be sick,/But I could never learn the trick/There's this to say for blood and breath,/ They give a man a taste for death"

Reception

In a 1986 book review for The New York Times, Robert B Parker wrote the book is "graced by one of the most felicitous prose styles I know Ms James is simply a wonderful writer" The Sunday Times called it "A cunningly compulsive work heart-pounding suspense" In a 1986 piece on James by Julian Symons, he notes A Taste for Death "is the longest, most ambitious and the best of Phyllis James's 10 novels"

Adaptations

A television version of the novel was produced for Britain's ITV network in 1988 It starred Roy Marsden as Adam Dalgliesh

References

  1. ^ Leader, Zachary 2003 On Modern British Fiction Oxford University Press p 235 ISBN 978-0-199-24933-6 
  2. ^ a b Parker, Robert B November 2, 1986 "Adam Dalgliesh Sees Everything" New York Times New York Retrieved April 7, 2017 
  3. ^ Symons, Julian October 5, 1986 "The Queen of Crime: P D James" New York Times New York Retrieved April 7, 2017 

External links

  • A Taste for Death on IMDb


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