Shroud for A Nightingale

Shroud for A Nightingale

An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery

Book - 2010
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An Adam Dalgliesh mystery by an award-winning, internationally acclaimed novelist.

Two student nurses lie dead, the great hospital nursing school of Nightingale House is shadowed with terror, and a secret medical world of sex, shame, and scandal is about to be exposed. It is the job of Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to probe even deeper into the macabre mystery and unmask a killer who operates as skillfully as a surgeon -- before the epidemic of evil gets completely out of hand.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2010.
ISBN: 9780307399984
Branch Call Number: JAM
Characteristics: 399 p.


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Aug 10, 2016

A fairly early Adam Dalgleish mystery, before his team was formed. I find the interplay of the team one of the attractions of those later novels. Plenty of atmosphere, but the plot is a bit bizarre. We do learn more about Dalgleish, his growing up and his feelings. Some of the satire struck me as just plain weird, and unnecessary to the plot line. Some interesting characters, though. The ending is a real surprise.

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