1 edition of Death of an expert witness found in the catalog.
Originally published: London : Faber, 1977.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 54 p. :|
|Number of Pages||62|
nodata File Size: 9MB.
Anything can happen in five days. James stands with Chandler's Long Goodbye, Rendell's Judgement in Stone, Conan Doyle's Hound and A. Besides, I'm going by bike. But here, colours and outlines intensified in the glare, the body, still outwardly so human, looked an absurd burlesque, the skin of the pallid cheek as artificial as the stained plastic of the car against which it rested. "It's a good job, and she was lucky to get it. I do, sometimes, enjoy a fast-paced thriller, but really, my heart is in the slow unravelling of motive and the discovery of clues.
You've given him an adverse marking. The story was well built and the curiosity and the suspense of the readers were cleverly maintained. " Stella was only teasing, of course; but she recognized this too late to control the panic in her voice. Cliff would have a break down. But it adds to my personal enjoyment of the experience. It's unfortunate Commander Adam Dalgliesh doesn't have amusing personality quirks or foibles which would endear him to readers the way many of the most beloved fictional sleuths do.
Indeed, James has a talent for describing people. The writing might appeal to those who have enjoyed other "classic" mysteries like the Agatha Death of an expert witness books. I seem to have started with the worst possible book--that Pride and Prejudice thing--which I stopped reading in utter horror around page 20. In other words, allowing this supplement is NOT an invitation to Plaintiffs to introduce new and different theories in this case.
James is one for which we rightly should expect to show some empathy, if not sympathy. This book is written in rather old-fashioned style older, I mean, than the 1977 date of publication.
The walls of the modern house were thin, and she didn't want the sound of crying to wake Cliff. I've enjoyed each one, imagining to myself that the narrator's voice is that of the author. He had opened the 1961 claret for them because that was the wine he and Dom had chosen to drink and it hadn't occurred to him to offer his guests less. Thus, the investigation of other murders must be put on hold while the police sort out their own business.
This book is a classic British mystery. I say that having given 4-stars to four of the previous five novels in the series, so it isn't as if I thought the others weren't good.
- Describe the motive of every character save one.
Actions as well as thought were patterned.
But if you are a fan of the CSI SV or any of those current--you will not enjoy this series.