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Shroud for a Nightingale by P.D. James
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Jul 09, 11

Read in July, 2009

my never-ending quest to find a new Agatha Christie, has lead me far & wide, but alas, no cigar. Famed British author P.D. James is a fine candidate. Her story here has many Christie trappings: a closed-room murder. One killing leading to another. A motive hidden among layers of red-herrings and obfuscation . But this story doesn't reach Christie's heights because: A. her through-line isn't a clean as Christie's aka the murder/motive/cover up are slightly lost amid the dense plotting. B. Her detective Dalgliesh isn't as color as Christie's Perot & Marple, nor is he as haunted & cursed as Kate Atkinson's wonderful Jackson Brodie from her great novels.

Grade: B-
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