Author(s): P.D. James
When Venetia Aldridge QC agrees to defend Garry Ashe, accused murdering his aunt, it is one more opportunity to triumph in her career as a criminal lawyer. Four weeks later, Miss Aldridge is found dead. Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to investigate. As he narrows the field of suspects, a second murder draws them into greater complexities.
P.D. James has won the Silver Dagger award twice and in 1987 was awarded the Diamond Dagger Award for services to crime writing.