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Shroud for a Nightingale

P. D. James

Set in the medical world of hospitals and nursing schools in London, the fourth Adam Dalgliesh mystery Shroud for a Nightingale is a thrilling work of detective fiction from P.D. James, the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men.

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‘The Queen of Crime.’ New York Times

When secrets get out, no one is safe . . .

On a crisp January morning, a group of third year nursing students gathers early for a clinical lesson. They have no idea that they are about to witness the gruesome murder of one of their classmates.

Before the month is over, another student turns up dead, this time of an apparent suicide. But could these deaths be connected? Superintendent Adam Dalgleish thinks so. Though the motive is carefully obscured by a web of secrets, blackmail, and lies, he is determined to uncover the truth – before the killer can strike again.

‘Plenty of scrupulously laid false trails, credible detectives and a totally unexpected ending.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘James manages a depth and intelligence that few in her trade can match.’ The Times

P. D.James

P. D. James (1920-2014) was born in Oxford and educated at Cambridge High School for Girls. From 1949 to 1968 she worked in the National Health Service and subsequently in the Home Office, first in the Police Department and later in the Criminal Policy Department. All that experience was used in her novels. She was a Fellow of the Royal…

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