The Private Patient

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The Private Patient
First edition
Author P. D. James
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Adam Dalgliesh #14
Genre Crime, Mystery
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date
August, 2008
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 395 pp (hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-571-24244-3
OCLC 230989862
Preceded by The Lighthouse

The Private Patient (2008) is a crime novel by English author P. D. James, the fourteenth and last in her popular Adam Dalgliesh series.


In deepest Dorset, the once magnificent Cheverell Manor has been renovated and transformed into a plastic surgery clinic, run by the famous cosmetic practitioner George Chandler-Powell. Two days after Rhoda Gradwyn, an investigative journalist, arrives in the hope of having her lifelong facial scar removed, she's savagely murdered and Powell finds his surgery under scrutiny from Dalgliesh and his team, who are soon caught in a race against time when another body shows up...

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