Devices and Desires
P.D. James, signed by author
‘Devices and Desires’ is a 1989 detective novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series by P.D. James. It takes place on Larksoken, a fictional isolated headland in Norfolk. Commander Adam Dalgliesh, having published his second volume of poetry, retreats to the remote Larksoken headland where his recently deceased aunt, Jane Dalgliesh, left him a converted windmill. However, a psychopathic serial killer, known as the Norfolk Whistler, is on the loose and seems to have arrived at Larksoken when Dalgliesh finds the body of the nearby nuclear power plant’s Acting Administrative Officer during an evening stroll on the beach.