Shroud for a Nightingale

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Knopf Canada, Jun 29, 2010 - Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character) - 399 pages
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An Adam Dalgliesh mystery by an award-winning, internationally acclaimed novelist.

Two student nurses lie dead, the great hospital nursing school of Nightingale House is shadowed with terror, and a secret medical world of sex, shame, and scandal is about to be exposed. It is the job of Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to probe even deeper into the macabre mystery and unmask a killer who operates as skillfully as a surgeon -- before the epidemic of evil gets completely out of hand.

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Review: Shroud for a Nightingale (Adam Dalgliesh #4)

User Review  - Alger - Goodreads

Not the best of James, not even the best of her Dalgliesh stories, but a solid mystery in the classic vein. The surprise is how James pulled off a very traditional plot line with remarkably few tricks ... Read full review

Review: Shroud for a Nightingale (Adam Dalgliesh #4)

User Review  - Martha - Goodreads

This book was published only in 1971, yet it feels like historical mystery in many respects, so much so that in another 20 years this book may need to be annotated to be understandable. Why must a ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

P. D. James is the author of nearly twenty books, most of which have been filmed for television. Before her retirement in 1979, she served in the forensics and criminal justice departments of Great Britain's Home Office, and she has been a magistrate and a governor of the BBC. The recipient of many prizes and honours, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991. In 2000, she published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest.

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