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Author: P. D. James Narrator: Penelope Dellaporta Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781415961391
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P.D. James is “the greatest living mystery writer.”–People

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.

The New York Times called Shroud for a Nightingale “mystery at its best.”


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 4/17/2011

    " A solid mystery by P. D. James. Her characters are fleshed out and her writing is full - excellent vocabulary. The plot was a little plodding at times, but I enjoy the Adam Dalgliesh character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 2/14/2011

    " This is one of PD James' older books, still Adam Dalgliesh, but a little dated, and his character has developed a lot since, but still amazing - she can do no wrong in my eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 12/23/2010

    " This is another detective series that I just really enjoy. I think P.D. James does an excellent job of character development, and the solution to this mystery was complex and intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesa | 12/9/2010

    " I love a thinking detective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daryl | 11/15/2010

    " The conclusion is a hard read but the chase is well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/20/2010

    " I guessed the murderer before the end of the book, which is always a bit of a disappointment... but there was another twist I didn't know. So it was a worthwhile read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernice | 9/20/2010

    " This one was also enjoyable because it moved at a faster pace. It was also a younger Adam Dagliesh, so you see more of his quirks and flaws. An entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 9/10/2010

    " I liked this one, but not one of my favorites. Not one of her best. But even a mediocre P.D. James is excellent reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy | 7/26/2010

    " Veddy good English mystery - probably more of a 3.5 star book. I learned a lot of new vocabulary words and enjoyed the proper grammar. Mystery had a few holes, I thought, but didn't detract from my overall enjoyment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 7/9/2010

    " Even in the shorter Dalgliesh volumes, P.D. James has a penchant for detail - perhaps almost to the point of minutia. Enjoyed it none-the-less... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/5/2010

    " Although this is not on par with her later Dalgliesh novels, the growth in her skills between book #1 and #4 of this series is most evident. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 7/3/2010

    " PD James is an OK author for me..not my favorite British mystery writer, but her books do keep me entertained, so I continue with them. This was was ok..not really memorable. "

About the Author

P. D. James (1920–2014), English crime writer, was the author of numerous detective novels, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British civil service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of the Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was named Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991.

About the Narrator

Penelope Dellaporta is a published narrator. Some of her published credits include Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary and Edith Wharton’s The House Of Mirth.