By P. D. James
Whilst the quiet Little sacristy of St. Matthew's Church turns into the blood-soaked scene of a double homicide, Scotland backyard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an fascinating conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, subsequent to a local derelict of the bottom order? Challenged with the research of a criminal offense that looks to have unending explanations, Dalgliesh explores the sinister net spun round a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who's pregnant and entire of malice--all the whereas hoping to fill the space of good judgment that joined those disparate males in vivid purple dying. . . .
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But the next moment his arm was flung aside by a short, terrifyingly strong blow. He dropped the spade and ran on with unprotected head for another fifty yards. He tried to carry his rifle at the trail, but could not raise his hand. The pain flowed sul lenly into every joint. He lay down in a furrow, and cried out again and again, unable to restrain himself. Even as he lay, a bullet struck him in the thigh, and he slowly and painfully lost consciousness. At the rear they amputated his shattered arm and drew fragments of bone out of his thigh.