Monday June 1, 2020

‘Whodunnit’ sets a plodding pace

The Private Patient. By PD James, Faber & Faber, €16

13th September, 2008

The Private Patient. By PD James, Faber & Faber, €16

The Private Patient is another Adam Dalgliesh mystery from PD James, who is celebrating her 46th year as a Faber author. And it shows.

This old fashioned ‘whodunnit’ novel follows a series of deaths in an extremely exclusive and private cosmetic surgery clinic (the Manor) and, although it is based in the 21st century, would be better placed in the early 1900s.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 5 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago