Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shroud for a Nightingale - P.D. James

Hailed as “mystery at its best” by The New York Times, Shroud for a Nightingale is the fourth book in bestselling author P.D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh mystery series.
The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. 

But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. 
Another student dies equally mysteriously, and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder as the cure for all ills. 
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 

 My Comments
This is the first book by P.D. James which I read.
I was expecting the story  to be in Agatha Christie mold, but found it to be different. The characters and situations are more realistic and down-to-earth. I did not find the plot and suspense build-up  as good as the ones in Agatha Christie books. But I won't mind reading a few more Adam Dalgliesh mysteries.
Invite anyone interested in this genre to try this book out too.

Goodreads Rating - 4.05 out of 5 ( 12376 Ratings)
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