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“Somewhere there lay a dead body” by P.D. James

“Commander Adam Dalgliesh was not unused to being urgently summoned to non-scheduled meetings with unspecified people at inconvenient times, but usually with one purpose in common: he could be confident that somewhere there lay a dead body awaiting his attention.”

–P. D. James, The Lighthouse (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005), 3.

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