Shroud for a Nightingale

Shroud for a Nightingale

by Baroness P . D . James (Author)

Synopsis

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 to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills. 'Plenty of scrupulously laid false trails, credible detectives and a totally unexpected ending.' Sunday Telegraph 'James . . . manages to invest even a simple mystery novel with a depth and intelligence that few in her trade can match.' The Times

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 20 May 2002

ISBN 10: 0571204058
ISBN 13: 9780571204052

Media Reviews
'The greatest contemporary writer of classic crime.' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times 'P. D. James is one of the national treasures of British fiction... Each new book gives pleasure not just for macabre crimes or ingenious solutions but its density of experience.' Malcolm Bradbury, Mail on Sunday 'Unlike so many crime writers, James still has the power to move, fascinate and astonish.' Independent 'James... manages to invest even a simple mystery novel with a depth and intelligence that few in her trade can match.' The Times
Author Bio
P. D. James served in the forensic and criminal justice departments of the Home Office until her retirement in 1979. She was made a Life Peer in 1991. Her many detective novels include Original Sin, A Certain Justice and Death in Holy Orders.