Adam Dalgliesh takes a break during a murder investigation for a picnic. An hour south of Salisbury near Lulworth Cove, he stops. ” There was an out of rocks, and he sat with one at his back and gazed out over the coppices to the wide blue stretch of the Channel. He had brought a picnic of French bread, cheese, and pâté. Unscrewing a thermos of coffee, he hardly regretted the lack of wine.” Dalgliesh is utterly content, a moment of unusual peace in an otherwise hectic life.

Featured Image: Lulworth Cove, Dorset. A nice place to picnic.

See P.D. James. A Certain Justice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.