Devices and Desires

Devices and Desires

Book - 1990
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A serial killer of women is on the loose on the Norfolk coast in a community overshadowed by the Larksoken nuclear power station. Commander Dalgliesh, who is staying at his aunt's converted windmill, becomes in-volved in the hunt for the murderer, a search that implicates him in the concerns and dangerous secrets of the headland community. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1990, c1989.
Edition: 1st American trade ed.
ISBN: 9780394580708
0394580702
Characteristics: 433 p. ; 25 cm.

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DorisWaggoner
Aug 24, 2016

Adam Dalgleish, needing a vacation, comes to his late aunt's home on the lonely Norfolk coast, which she's left to him, to sort out her things. It's now in the shadow of a nuclear reactor, one focus of this novel. Originally written shortly after Chernobyl, it's greatly affected by that disaster. It's also the story of a serial killer. Dalgleish, unusually, is not the detective on the case, and keeps reminding himself of that. But his logical brain works on it, nonetheless. An interesting perspective. This one has too many characters, too many suspects. Otherwise, an interesting plot.

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Barbara27VG
Mar 15, 2016

I may have read this before

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