If you are a fan of author P.D. James you know, of course, who Adam Dalgliesh is. If you don’t know, he is the sublime creation of the author — poet and crime solver extraordinaire. I’ve just finished reading The Private Patient and am pleased to report that this book is quintessential James. I was quite disappointed in her last Dalgleish mystery, The Lighthouse, so it was a pleasure indeed to find the author back on track! By the way, Baroness James will be 89 this year. I think a novel in the works must be a great reason to get up every morning!