|Author(s)||P. D. James|
|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)|
|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.
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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