(From the publisher):
Death in Holy Orders is set in an Anglican theological college on a desolate stretch of the East Anglian coast. When the body of the one of the students is found on the shore smothered by a fall of sand, his weathly father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Dalgliesh has visited St. Anselm's in his boyhood and, as he is due for a holiday, agrees to pay a visit, expecting no more than a nostaglic return to old haunts and a straightforward examination of the evidence given at the inquest. Instead he finds himself embroiled in one of the most horrific and puzzling cases of his career. Other visitors come to the college on the weekend of his arrival, not all of them with benign intent. One of them will never leave it alive.
Original title: Death in Holy Orders
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural