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Publisher's Summary

Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.
©1992 P. D. James; (P)2008 Books on Tape
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By NoelleJ on 11-14-14

OK but...

What did you like best about Cover Her Face? What did you like least?

I *think* I liked this book but can't be sure because the narration was too distracting. Characters were shrill, whiny, almost hysterical in places where they should have been stoic. Dalgleish was performed as if he were there to soothe us to sleep.

How could the performance have been better?

Different narrator.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

I will try other P.D. James books, but not narrated by Penelope Dellaporta. I think I'll stick to old fashioned reading for the next one.

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By J. Roderick on 05-24-12

A Bit slow

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I understand that this is the debut of Inspector Dalgleish. The plot was a bit slow, and the narrator even more so. I found listening at 1 1/2 speed to be about right. the audio sounded like it had been recorded over a phone, and there was a slight ground loop hum in the background. Overall, I wish I had read this book rather than listened to it. I should have listened more closely to sample. Even so, I plan on reading or listening to more P D James.

Would you recommend Cover Her Face to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend the book, not the recording.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Penelope Dellaporta?

Katherine Kellgren or Donada Peters

Do you think Cover Her Face needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I believe it has several.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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