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The Lighthouse by P. D. James

Adam Dalgliesh returns in P. D. James' The Lighthouse, called to investigate a murder on the secluded island of Combe off the Cornwall coast. Combe Island is a retreat for the privileged who need a remote place to de-stress, and the number of people on the island is kept to a minimum at all times. A writer is found hanged on the island, and Dalgliesh quickly determines that most everyone on the island has a motive, and then another murder is committed. Dalgliesh is accompanied by Detective Inspector Kate Miskin and Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith. Each them bring worries and problems from their personal lives. Sars emerges on island, cutting it off even more with a murderer at large. The Lighthouse has received positive reviews with the London Times saying, "For all the agreeably nervous-making gothic scenery, the swirling mists and sinister minor characters, the greatest pleasure James offers us is the spectacle, one seldom presented in fiction, of two fine minds working: one is Dalgliesh's, the other is her own."
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The Guardian review
by Jessica Mann

London Times review
by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

The Telegraph review
by Rachel Simhon

London Times review
by Salley Vickers

Boston Globe review
by Gail Caldwell

Seattle Times review
by Adam Woog

New York Times review
by Janet Maslin

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
review by Bob Hoover

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