An Adam Dalgliesh mystery
P.D. James grabs the reader with the opening of this novel
Aspiring writers are told so often about grabbing the reader right off the bat that it has become axiomatic. P.D. James provides the perfect illustration in A Taste for Death:
The bodies were discovered at eight forty-five on the morning of Wednesday 18 September by Miss Emily Wharton, a sixty-five-year-old spinster of the parish of St. Matthew’s in Paddington, London, and Darren Wilkes, aged ten, of no particular parish as far as he knew or cared.