Thursday 26 January 2017

A Certain Justice by P.D. James

A Certain Justice begins, as the blurb reads, "dramatically enough, with a trial for murder. The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt." Don't read the whole blurb, it will spoil the story.

Venetia is also in the running for a promotion. She is brilliant, but a woman. In addition, there are others after that top job too. That's all you're getting from me.

It is rare for me to give P.D. James less than 4 stars. Her writing is brilliant, the plotting superb, characters so real, you want to slap them, and pacing just right. A bonus feature for this book is that these are issues worth caring about and fighting for. I loved this book, and couldn't wait to get back to it.

An excellent crime novel, full of gems and well written too.

5 stars

ISBN: 9780770429911

You may also enjoy Shroud for a Nightingale by P.D. James or A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George.

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