Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries 1) by P.D. James
By P.D. James
Sally Jupp was once a sly and sensuous younger lady who used her physique and her brains to make her manner up the social ladder. Now she lies throughout her mattress with darkish bruises from a strangler’s palms eternally marring her lily-white throat.Someone has made up our minds that the wages of sin could be death...And it's as much as leader Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to determine who that somebody is.
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It was, after all, an unremarkable face and the photograph was more than ten years old. She turned away from the photograph with a sense of disappointment. It had told her very little and she hardly knew what else she had expected to gain from it. Beryl Proctor came back with the glass of water, one of the best glasses carried on a small papiermache tray. No introductions were made and Deborah was conscious as she drank that both of them wished her away. Suddenly she wished nothing more herself than to be out of the house and free of them.
Let him make his own psychological assessment of Sally. The whole case may run into the sand if we keep our heads cool and our mouths shut. The Sommeil is the greatest danger. The hiding of that bottle makes the two things seem connected. Even so, the drug was put into your drinking-mug. " "Even by you. It could have been put there by Sally. She may have taken the mug to annoy you. I think she did. But she may have put the drug in her cocoa for no more sinister reason that the desire for a good night.
They're probably listening in to this conversation anyway… No, as a matter of fact I didn't, but don't let that influence you… Quite the little gentleman, aren't you… My dear man, I don't care a damn what you tell them, or when or how, only for God's sake don't be such a bore about it. " Dalgleish and Martin sat in the small parlour of The Moonraker's Arms in that state of repletion without satisfaction which commonly follows a poor meal. They had been assured that Mrs. Piggott who, with her husband, kept the inn, was noted for her good plain cooking and plenty of it.