Original Sin (novel)

Original Sin (novel)
Original Sin  
1st edition
Author(s) P. D. James
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Adam Dalgliesh #9
Genre(s) Crime, Mystery novel
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date 2 November 1994
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 400 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-571-17253-9 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC Number 32108614
Preceded by Devices and Desires
Followed by A Certain Justice

Original Sin is a 1994 detective novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series by P. D. James. It is set in London, mainly in Wapping in the Borough of Tower Hamlets, and centers around the city's oldest publishing house, Peverell Press, headquartered in a mock-Venetian palace on the River Thames.

Plot summary

The murder of Peverell Press's managing director, ambitious Gerard Etienne, seems to be the horrible end of a series of malicious pranks in the company headquarters. When Adam Dalgliesh is called to the scene to solve the murder, he soon finds out that the killer does not intend to stop with Etienne.

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