Shroud for a Nightingale

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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I read “Shroud of a Nightingale” as part of my BA degree, otherwise I would’ve given up reading after a couple of chapters. I found this too mundane and slow-paced. The occasional scene did draw me in, though “occasional” isn’t good enough. Read full review

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2016 Challenge: "A book you put down & didn't finish" ★ ★ Now I remember why I put this book down... The opening was boring and I just didn't care but I needed a book for the challenge..... Two ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
32
Section 3
40
Section 4
44
Section 5
63
Section 6
81
Section 7
104
Section 8
122
Section 15
218
Section 16
246
Section 17
252
Section 18
264
Section 19
279
Section 20
304
Section 21
316
Section 22
345

Section 9
130
Section 10
150
Section 11
165
Section 12
172
Section 13
188
Section 14
207
Section 23
350
Section 24
358
Section 25
364
Section 26
365
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About the author (2012)

P.D. James is the author of twenty previous books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991 and was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2008. She lives in London and Oxford.

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