Shroud for a Nightingale
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|Shroud for a Nightingale|
|Author||P. D. James|
|Series||Adam Dalgliesh #4|
|Publisher||Faber and Faber|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Unnatural Causes|
|Followed by||The Black Tower|
Shroud for a Nightingale is a 1971 detective novel written by PD James in her Adam Dalgliesh series. Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate the death of two student nurses at the hospital nursing school of Nightingale House. The novel was adapted as a television miniseries by Anglia Television in 1984, with Roy Marsden as Dalgliesh and Joss Ackland as the surgeon, Stephen Courtney-Briggs.
Student nurses Heather Pearce and Josephine Fallon have died of mysterious circumstances in the hospital nursing school of Nightingale House. As Scotland Yard’s Commander (he is not yet Commander, but Chief Superintendent) Adam Dalgliesh uncovers sexual secrets and blackmail within the closed community of the hospital, he finds himself in mortal danger.