Adam Dalgleish is a fictional character appearing in a series of mystery novels by British author P.D. James. He works at New Scotland Yard in London, starting out as a Detective Chief Inspector and rising through the ranks as the series progresses. Dalgliesh is a gentleman detective, a staple of British detective fiction.

Adam Dalgliesh made his first appearance all the way back in 1962 (in the first novel in the series, Cover Her Face) with over a dozen novels in the series ever since then. Below is a list of P.D. James’ Adam Dalgliesh books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Adam Dalgliesh Books


Cover Her Face(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Mind to Murder(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unnatural Causes(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shroud for a Nightingale(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Tower(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of an Expert Witness(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Taste for Death(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devices and Desires(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Original Sin(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Certain Justice(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Holy Orders(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder Room(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lighthouse(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Private Patient(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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