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Shroud for a Nightingale | [P.D. James]

Shroud for a Nightingale

When Nurse Pearce died grotesquely within the precincts of Nightingale House (Nurse Training School), murder was strongly suspected. Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh came in to investigate, and he rapidly found himself caught in a deadly web of intrigue and corruption. But he wasn't sure if the girl had been the intended victim, and then another nurse died.
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When Nurse Pearce died grotesquely within the precincts of Nightingale House (Nurse Training School), murder was strongly suspected. Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh came in to investigate, and he rapidly found himself caught in a deadly web of intrigue and corruption. But he wasn't sure if the girl had been the intended victim, and then another nurse died.

©1971 P.D. James; (P)1989 BBC Audiobooks Limited

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    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 12-18-10
    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 12-18-10 Member Since 2007

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    "avoid if a hospital visit is in your future!"

    After a slow start (which had me thinking that neither narrator nor author was at his/her best), I found myself physically cringing during the description of the standard James' first murder. That's not what I usually look for in a "cozy," but I think it very well done.

    Also, if you have any nostalgia for or historical interest in mid 20th century traditional nursing school training, this is fascinating on another level, James' detailed descriptive setting.

    Narrator Jayston's pace and tone may not be to everyone's taste, so listen carefully to the sample. Since this early PD James is more about the atmosphere and mystery than Daigleish himself, I wonder if the version narrated by a femal voice might not make more sense, given the number of female characters and setting.

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    "Enjoyable Dalgliesh Mystery"

    P.D. James' boods are always a good read. If you enjoyed any of the PBS mysteries with Detective James Dalgliesh, you will want to read this.

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    Gail Spicewood, TX, United States 04-09-09
    Gail Spicewood, TX, United States 04-09-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Terrible audio quality"

    I returned this book because the quality was so terrible. Very sad because I was really looking forward to another great P.D. James.

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    Pauline Zvonkovic CLEARWATER, FL, US 03-29-14
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    "Great book. My first P.D. James novel."
    What did you love best about Shroud for a Nightingale?

    I loved how she crafted the story and her use of language made me wish other authors would write with such precision and depth.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It gave little away as the mystery unfolded.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


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