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If you have read the Murder Room, it would be difficult for you to decide which one is the best of P. D. James and Adam Dalgliesh. A Taste of Death is equally well written and even more complex and interesting, as it is richer in characters. The book would make a good dramatisation, there is the sense that it is the script of a theatrical play, because many of the characters are stereotypical cliches, the inevitable product of their class and circumstance. As usual P. D. James takes us back to a time when class differences were more palpable. But if like me, you are a big fan of British classic mystery, this one is not to be missed. The book is wonderfully written, the mystery slowly unravelled and of course the narration is brilliant.
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I struggled to get into this book at the start and gave up. However, I returned to it a few weeks on, tried again and enjoyed it.
The detail can be a little hard to follow at times and the story jumps through different characters at a pace that at times left me feeling "who was he again? Brother? Cousin? Chauffeur?"
Having said it was well worth persevering it's a good story, not too predictable with some unexpected turns. As my PD James novel I will be trying another one.
As for the narrator, I thought he was great. Fantastic variety of character voices which helped me to identify some of the many characters there were! I am extremely picky about narrators and would say he's one of the best I've heard. I'll be considering other books just for his narration!
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