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The Private Patient. P.D. James (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery)

The Private Patient - P.D. James

With all the qualities that P. D. James's readers have come to expect: a masterly psychological and emotional richness of characterization, a vivid evocation of place and a credible and exciting mystery.


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Recommended for: Radio 4 listeners
Read from May 24, 2010 to February 17, 2012, read count: 2

PD James's latest Dalgliesh mystery, dramatised by Neville Teller.

Blurb - Journalist Rhoda Gradwyn checks into Cheverell Manor, an exclusive cosmetic surgery clinic in Dorset. Chandler-Powell, the owner, is faced with his right-hand man, Marcus Westhall and his sister Candace trying to persuade him that it may not be a good idea to admit such a well-known investigative writer. Meanwhile, Rhoda is told a dark secret about the stone circle next to the clinic.

The Private Patient is the latest in the long-running Dalgliesh series, and the first to be dramatised on radio before television. The entire serial will be released on CD by BBCAudiobooks in June, and repeated on Radio 7 in August as part of a PD James season.

The dramatiser is Neville Teller, who also dramatised the previous Dalgliesh serial featuring Richard Derrington and Deborah McAndrew, A Taste For Death.

Narrator . . . . . . Carolyn Pickles
Rhoda Gradwyn . . . . . Christine Kavanagh
George Chandler-Powell . . . . . Jonathan Keeble
Candace Westhall . . . . . Alison Pettitt
Marcus Westhall . . . . . Adrian Grove
Robin Boyton . . . . . Bertie Carvel
Sharon Bateman/Mary Keyte . . . . . . Charlotte Worthing