Shroud for a Nightingale : Adam Dalgliesh

  • by P. D. James
  • Narrated by Penelope Dellaporta
  • Series: Adam Dalgliesh
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"P.D. James is the greatest living mystery writer." (People)
"Shroud for a Nightingale [is] mystery at its best." (The New York Times)

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Customer Reviews

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A classic mystery

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would, and have many times, recommended this book to a friend. It is a pure, classic mystery. The reader/listener is all the time being given the necessary clues and also being led down the garden path by the author. Absolutely delicious!


What was one of the most memorable moments of Shroud for a Nightingale?

There wasn't one moment that wasn't memorable. The idiot who reviewed it as


Have you listened to any of Penelope Dellaporta’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Haven't, but she is great.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes -- I listened at every moment I could and hated when it was over.


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- Anne Kotch

listened as an audiobook

I see that she won awards for this book. It was excellent. kept you guessing until the very end
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- sac

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2009
  • Publisher: Books on Tape