James P. D.
Shroud for a Nightingale
Santrauka: P.D. James relies heavily upon her own personal knowledge for this book, “Shroud for a Nightingale” (James was a nurse during the War). Here, we find two student nurses dead and the terror is just beginning! Set in the hospital nursing school of Nightingale House, James gets set to explore quite a few themes besides terror and murder: deadly secrets, sexual misbehavior, guilt, scandal. Enter Adam Dalgleish, James' poet Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard and is a man not to be fooled by (or with!) all the colateral clues. Something is rotten in the state of the hospital and Dalgleish delights in the pursuit. This is an early James--quite sound, quite lucid, quite exciting--and one not to be missed.