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Shroud For A Nightingale by P.D. James
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Jul 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: e-book, mystery, re-read, readbefore2005, july-pile, read2012
Read from July 03 to 08, 2012

More like 3.5 stars rounded out to 4. Slow paced but well worth it in the end. The plot is a little byzantine and I dislike the way James uses the trope of her lead character explaining his theory to his staff but not the reader. James goes even further in this novel with the sergeant acting under orders of Dalgliesh that the reader has not knowledge of. That's a bit annoying. Still, Dalgliesh is pitted against a smart and quite shade of grey opponent. I remembered a few chapters before the reveal why the two murders occurred. Good plot, good characters but definitely slow paced.
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