I have been starting to work my way through the Adam Dagliesh series by P.D. James and decided to start this one as well. I really enjoyed this book. The main character Cordelia Gray is intelligent, brave, and resourceful without seeming over the top superpowerish. The mystery was well plotted and the clues were very subtlely placed. I am sad to discover that there are only two of these Cordelia Gray books but I will definitely read the second one as I liked this one so much. The scene in which Corelia meets Dagliesh is superb, it highlights the difference in their character and yet the mutual respect for their skills. It also highlights P.D. James ability with character crafting two such different characters within the same genre.