VGC.Alfred A. Knopf,1998.Sixth printing.This is a Borzoi book.Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,two small nicks and light shelf wear on the cover) with Dj(very small tear on the edge of the DJ cover,small nicks,scratches and creases on the Dj cover),both in VGC.Nice and clean pages with a small colour mark on the outer edges,some nicks and creases on the edges of the pages,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first blank page of the book,rough cut pages on the outer edges.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear.367pp including Author's note.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Review: Although A Certain Justice begins with news of a murder, the victim isn't set to die for another four weeks. Publicly respected but privately loathed, Venetia Aldridge has far more enemies than a brilliant London criminal lawyer should--and at least one of them is determined to do her in. Venetia plies her superior trade in courts that harbor the illusion that the passions of men were susceptible to order and control, but her past and private life are exceedingly unruly. Her married lover is intent on giving her up; her daughter loathes her; her fellow barristers are determined that she not become the next head of chambers. Even the cleaning women seems to have something on her. n nThe outline alone of this complex novel would take pages (as would the eclectic inventory of players), but P. D. James makes us admire far more than her brilliantly developed plot. James in fact creates a crowded gallery of surprisingly decent suspects, along with one suitably vile creature--who happens to be Aldridge's last client. n nA superior murder mystery, A Certain Justice is also a gripping anatomy of wild justice. James's characters can be overcome by hate, but she is equally concerned with love's manifestations--human, divine, destructive, and healing.