English actor, Roy Marsden, played the role of Adam Dalgliesh from the Scotland Yard for 15 years and chronicled 10 of the 14 murder mysteries authored by Baroness P D James featuring the ‘dour detective and private poet’ character.
Dalgliesh was introduced by P D James in her début novel, Cover Her Face, in 1962 and went onto appear for 46 years till the final appearance in 2008 in the novel, The Private Patient. The character has not aged much during the period though James succeeded in deepening his profile and retain the reader’s interest in the professional and personal exploits of an unconventional but effective policeman who is a rector’s son and has a private code of ethics and morality.
The chronology of his appearances across the last 5 decades is summarized below and I have added my review links to the same. I plan to complete reviews for all the novels though a few are pending at the moment.
|#||Year||Title||My Review Link|
|1||1962||Cover Her Face||http://wp.me/p44iYk-1fz|
|2||1963||A Mind to Murder||WIP|
|4||1971||Shroud for a Nightingale||http://wp.me/p44iYk-16r|
|5||1975||The Black Tower||http://wp.me/p44iYk-1jB|
|6||1977||Death of an Expert Witness||http://wp.me/p44iYk-1hB|
|7||1986||A Taste for Death||http://wp.me/p44iYk-19V|
|8||1989||Devices and Desires||http://wp.me/p44iYk-Uk|
|10||1997||A Certain Justice||http://wp.me/p44iYk-1dq|
|11||2001||Death in Holy Orders||http://wp.me/p44iYk-1iH|
|12||2003||The Murder Room||http://wp.me/p44iYk-1z3|
|14||2008||The Private Patient||http://wp.me/p44iYk-1gO|
|Adam Dalgliesh – a dour detective or private poet||http://wp.me/p44iYk-Nm|
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