I'm in love with Adam Dalgliesh. I know it's weird to have feelings
about a guy who doesn't exist outside the printed page, but I've
done it many a time (Heathcliff, Mr. Darcy, Prince Andrei…).
A man of action (he catches murderers) and intellect (he writes
poetry), Dalgliesh is simultaneously a romantic figure and a
practical one --- a policeman with a conscience and a complicated
sense of justice. I thought a confession was in order because my
bias disposed me to adore THE LIGHTHOUSE, the latest Dalgliesh
novel, and I did.
I don't want you to think I'm always this easy to seduce.