Shroud for a Nightingale

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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.
 

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Audiobook performed by Penelope Dellaporta 3*** Book 4 in the Adam Dalgliesh mystery series has the detective investigating two deaths at a school of nursing, Nightingale House. I really like how ... Read full review

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This is in many ways so standard a police procedural that my attention wandered: let's see ... interview suspects one by one, isolated (somewhat) location ... James's writing elevates it, however ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
32
Section 3
44
Section 4
63
Section 5
81
Section 6
104
Section 7
122
Section 8
130
Section 15
246
Section 16
252
Section 17
264
Section 18
279
Section 19
304
Section 20
316
Section 21
345
Section 22
350

Section 9
150
Section 10
165
Section 11
172
Section 12
188
Section 13
207
Section 14
218
Section 23
358
Section 24
364
Section 25
365
Section 26
366
Section 27
367
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About the author (2012)

P. D. James (1920–2014) was born in Oxford in 1920. She worked in the National Health Service and the Home Office From 1949 to 1968, in both the Police Department and Criminal Policy Department. All that experience was used in her novels. She won awards for crime writing in Britain, America, Italy, and Scandinavia, including the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honour for Literature. She received honorary degrees from seven British universities, was awarded an OBE in 1983 and was created a life peer in 1991.

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