Austin Public Library will CLOSE early – at 3 PM – on Wednesday, November 22 and will be CLOSED on Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving. | La Biblioteca Pública de Austin CERRARÁ temprano – a las 3 PM – el miércoles, 22 de noviembre y estará CERRADA el jueves y viernes, 23 y 24 de noviembre para festejar el Día de Acción de Gracias.
Collected in this book are four murder mystery short stories by P.D. James, all centered around Christmas and two of which feature the young poet-detective Adam Dalgliesh. In the title story, a bestselling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier. In "A Very Commonplace Murder," a "pedantic, respectable, censorious" clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder. "The Boxdale Inheritance" finds Dalgliesh implored by his godfather to reinvestigate a notorious murder, an investigation that will reveal a family secret so dark that Dalgliesh will firmly rebury it. And in "The Twelve Clues of Christmas," Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that involves a family with "an aversion to natural death."