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“Although she tackles contemporary social issues with relish, James will still use old-fashioned narrative devices dating back to the golden age of crime fiction. That’s because they still work.” –Calgary Herald
“Her skill and vitality are not diminished . . . The Private Patient is classic James.” –Scotsman
“This is a book about the way we live now . . . James brings a stinging clarity to the complicated goings-on in the Dorset countryside” –The Sunday Times
“Elegantly phrased, plot-driven, multi-layered and laced with menace.” –Observer
“P. D. James — in the eyes of many admirers the world’s finest living crime novelist.” –The Windsor Star
From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Lots of intrigue right until the end. Good character development with interesting personalities that keep your attention. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2013 by Nancy
I first ordered this in audio format for a friend. I'd seen the book in hard cover at a nearby bookseller's. I ogled over it for a long time - the cover intrigued me so much. Read morePublished on April 18 2011 by Melanie King
Reason for Reading: I'm a fan of P.D. James.
Summary: Rhoda Gradwyn goes to an exclusive manor, which houses a plastic surgery and recuperation facility, out in the... Read more
I know I am going to be seen as seriously offside when I make critical remarks about Britain's master crime writer on her latest book, "The Private Patient", but I have to make... Read morePublished on July 12 2009 by Ian Gordon Malcomson