Cover Her Face

Publisher: Vintage Canada
Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lies across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler’s fingers forever marring her lily-white throat.

Someone has decided that the wages of sin should be death...And it is up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to find out who that someone is.


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Exactly three months before the killing at Martingale Mrs Maxie gave a dinner-party. Years later, when the trial was a half-forgotten scandal and the headlines were yellowing on the newspaper lining of cupboard drawers, Eleanor Maxie looked back on that spring evening as the opening scene of tragedy. Memory...
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PRAISE FOR

“The finest English crime novelist of her generation.” -- The Globe and Mail

“The reigning mistress of murder...Her vivid, compelling whodunits have made James one of the world’s leading crime writers and a worthy successor to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.” -- Time


From the Paperback edition.