Cover Her Face

Cover Her Face

Paperback - 1989
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On the same day as the St Cedd's church fete in the grounds of her home, Martingale, Mrs Maxie learns of her son Stephen's engagement. By the next morning, her new parlourmaid, Sally Jupp, is dead. Detective Chief-Inspector Adam Dalgliesh investigates murder in the Elizabethan manor house.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Penguin Books in association with Faber & Faber, 1989, c1962.
ISBN: 9780140129588
0140129588
Characteristics: 206 pages ;,18 cm.

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talf
Jul 23, 2016

I've been reading a few authors whose first books in well-loved mysteries series were written in the 50s and 60s. I don't seem to like any of the characters, including the main recurring investigators. Here Dalgliesh seems like someone I would not want to know. Certainly not my feeling with the later P.D. James mysteries.

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DorisWaggoner
May 13, 2016

The suspects and victim are equally unlikable most of the way through the book. A murder is announced on the first page, but takes a long time to happen. Dalgliesh, in his first appearance, is not the full-blown detective we'll come to know as the series develops. But the beginnings of his character are here, including some glimpses of his private life. A cut above the usual country house mystery.

cals_peggy Oct 06, 2015

This is the first novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series. The violence is mild and no sexual content.

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athena14
Dec 03, 2014

English country house murder.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 23, 2014

The first of the Dalgliesh mysteries.

Sunny39 Jan 11, 2012

Mom recommended

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