Adam Dalgliesh

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,023 ratings


Scotland Yard commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh is the epitome of a cool British detective in this lauded series.

Adam Dalgliesh is a Scotland Yard commander with the soul of a poet. (He takes some grief from his colleagues over being prouder of his poetry than his police work!) Dalgliesh is a thoughtful, solitary gentleman who works in bustling London and on the wild coast of Norfolk. This presents listeners with an insider’s view of crime solving in two distinct settings - and insights into the mind of a brilliant detective, created by a master of suspense, P. D. James.

Often compared to Agatha Christie, P. D. James excelled at ingeniously plotted murder mysteries with red herrings galore. Before finding her talent as an author, she spent 30 years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the police and criminal law departments of Great Britain’s Home Office. The recipient of numerous prizes and honors, she was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2008.

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