The Black Tower
by P. D. James
Editor: FABER & FABER
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Awarded PDJames, one of the masters of science fiction, takes his detective to the Dorset Coast in this murder and mysteryAwakening on his sick bed to a deepening of the meaning of his own mortality, Dalgliesh fights with his illness and finds himself involved in an exciting criminal investigation packed with lies, suspicion and deceptionMajor Dalgliesh recovers from a fatal illness when he receives a call for advice from an old friend who works as a chaplain in a home for the disabled on the Dorset coast.Dalgliesh manages to discover that Father Baddeley was recently and died mysteriously, as one of the patients at Toynton GrangeIt is obvious that the house is not quite the benevolence of the community he claims to be.Dalgliesh is determined to discover the truth about his friend’s death, but others dead to follow her and his own life is in danger because he unmasks the evil in Toynton Grange’s heartFrom the author of the best-seller Death Comes to Pemberley, Children of Men, and The Assassination of the Room, comes the fifth novel of Adam Dalgliesh’s series, an exciting work of science fiction that explores the mysterious and emotionally intense responsible for the single crime of murder, with authority and sensitivityLocated on the Dorset coast, La Tour Noire has all the qualities that distinguish PDJames as a novelistThis novel won the Silver Dagger award for science fiction and was adapted into a television program in 1985, featuring actors such as Roy Marsden, Pauline Collins and Martin Jarvis.
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