Shroud for a Nightingale

Front Cover
Knopf Canada, Jun 29, 2010 - Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character) - 399 pages
148 Reviews
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.

From the Paperback edition.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Enjoyed the characters, the rich plot, the slow pacing. - Goodreads
PD James is a master crime writer. - Goodreads
Well crafted, good and pacey, very easy to read. - Goodreads
Plot twists until the very end. - Goodreads
I love her writing and did not guess the end. - Goodreads
Good characters, but marginal plot. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Shane Hall - Goodreads

An odd read. Rather devoid of narrative in spots but the rough structure of a good mystery is there. Read full review

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

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

As usual, James has written a carefully plotted, logical, interesting story. This one takes place in a teaching hospital outside of London where 2 nursing students die by poison (2 different ones ... 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.

From the Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information