The Black Tower - P.D. James Interesting in part because of the dearth of likeable characters. Even Dalgliesh is out of sorts. While I don't think it's absolutely her best work, I'm giving it high marks for atmosphere, and for creating characters I didn't like but about whom I wanted to read.

There are, however, a lot of characters. I sometimes felt as though I wanted a sheet of notes on who's who.