Shroud for A Nightingale

Shroud for A Nightingale

Book - 2001
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Hailed as "mystery at its best" by The New York Times , Shroud for a Nightingale is the fourth book in bestselling author P.D. James's Adam Dalgliesh mystery series.

The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. Another student dies equally mysteriously, and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, 2001, c1971.
Edition: First Scribner pbk. Fiction edition
ISBN: 9780743219600
0743219600
Branch Call Number: M JAMES P 2001
Characteristics: 363 pages ; 21 cm.

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DorisWaggoner
Aug 10, 2016

A fairly early Adam Dalgleish mystery, before his team was formed. I find the interplay of the team one of the attractions of those later novels. Plenty of atmosphere, but the plot is a bit bizarre. We do learn more about Dalgleish, his growing up and his feelings. Some of the satire struck me as just plain weird, and unnecessary to the plot line. Some interesting characters, though. The ending is a real surprise.

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