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Shroud for a Nightingale

Written by: P. D. James
Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
Series: Adam Dalgliesh
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Publisher's Summary

An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery.

Set in the medical world of hospitals and nursing schools in London, the fourth Adam Dalgliesh Mystery is a thrilling work of detective fiction from the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and The Children of Men.

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.

©2014 Faber Audio; 2014 P.D. James

Critic Reviews

"Plenty of scrupulously laid false trails, credible detectives and a totally unexpected ending." ( Sunday Telegraph)
"James manages to invest even a simple mystery with a depth and intelligence that few in her trade can match." ( The Times)

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  • Leonie Frieda
  • 10-09-18

A gripping murder mystery

Shroud for a Nightingale is one of P D James’s Best and well rounded murder thrillers - faultless story telling, superb narration as ever. Thoroughly recommended for lovers of the genre.... there is no second guessing any of this. Spectacular!

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  • David from Edinburgh
  • 27-10-19

Still gripping

Despite being set in pre decimal Britain this novel has worn well. I liked the range of characters and the author's cool and complete command of language.

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  • Paula McMullan
  • 09-12-19

This has not stood the test of time

it's obvious that PD James hadn't yet found her rythmn with this slow and rather tedious tale about a bunch of girly nurses. Even Adam Dalgleish isn't very likeable and the murderer is pretty obvious.