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Shroud for a Nightingale by P.D. James
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Aug 23, 10

bookshelves: fiction, mystery
Read in May, 2010

Another murder mystery with which I entertained myself while waiting for the travails of graduate school to be over. This is the first I have read by P.D. James, whom the cover touts as the successor to Agatha Christie. And it was good, escapist fiction. A student nurse no one likes is killed horribly during a class demonstration, and then bodies keep piling up while Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard investigates. The novel includes a terrific gothic location in a nurses' training hospital, a bit of European history, and a complex suite of characters.
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