Shroud for a Nightingale

Front Cover
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
5
3 stars
4
2 stars
4
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

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

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Auntie-Nanuuq - LibraryThing

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

Selected pages

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
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information