Shroud for a Nightingale

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.

Shroud for a Nightingale

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.

Shroud for a Nightingale

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

Shroud for a Nightingale

A murder-mystery by the author of Children of Men, Death of an Expert Witness and Skull Beneath the Skin.

MORTAJA PARA UN RUISE OR ADAM DALGLIESH 4

Un thriller protagonizado por Adam Dalgliesh, detective emblemático de las principales novelas de P.D. James, en el que la gran dama de la novela negra demuestra una vez más su talento para analizar la naturaleza humana.

MORTAJA PARA UN RUISE  OR  ADAM DALGLIESH 4

En casi todas las cosas, el hospital John Carpendar era un hospital mod�lico. Nada parec�a enturbiar esta impresi�n... hasta que una enfermera aparece muerta en extra�as circunstancias, y una segunda aumenta la macabra lista al poco tiempo. El superintendente Adam Dalgliesh va a ser el encargado de encontrar las respuestas a las preguntas que se plantean. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient, she is brutally murdered. Another student dies equally mysteriously. It is up to Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to unmask a killer who has decided to prescribe murder.

Shroud for a Nightingale

The mysterious and tragic deaths of two student nurses send Adam Dalgliesh, Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard, to hunt the vicious killer seeking refuge in the Nightingale House

Shroud for a Nightingale

The mysterious and tragic deaths of two student nurses send Adam Dalgliesh, Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard, to hunt the vicious killer seeking refuge in the Nightingale House

P D James s Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries

English police detective Adam Dalgliesh solves crime in this ebook collection that includes six of your favorite P.D. James mysteries!

P  D  James s Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries

English police detective Adam Dalgliesh solves crime in this ebook collection that includes six of your favorite P.D. James mysteries!

Devices and Desires

Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline.

Devices and Desires

National Bestseller. Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline. Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity on the remote Larksoken headland on the Norfolk coast in a converted windmill left to him by his aunt. But he cannot so easily escape murder. A psychotic strangler of young women is at large in Norfolk, and getting nearer to Larksoken with every killing. And when Dalgliesh discovers the murdered body of the Acting Administrative Officer on the beach, he finds himself caught up in the passions and dangerous secrets of the headland community and in one of the most baffling murder cases of his career.

A Certain Justice

In a masterful new Adam Dalgliesh mystery, P.D. James enters the labyrinthine world of the law, forging a deeply compelling human drama from the complex passions that lie behind both murder and justice.

A Certain Justice

In a masterful new Adam Dalgliesh mystery, P.D. James enters the labyrinthine world of the law, forging a deeply compelling human drama from the complex passions that lie behind both murder and justice.

Three Complete Novels

Donated by the estate of Dr. Donald S. Moore.

Three Complete Novels

Donated by the estate of Dr. Donald S. Moore.

A Taste for Death

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit ...

A Taste for Death

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict of the lowest order? Challenged with the investigation of a crime that appears to have endless motives, Dalgliesh explores the sinister web spun around a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who is pregnant and full of malice--all the while hoping to fill the gap of logic that joined these two disparate men in bright red death. . . .

Cover Her Face

Cover Her Face is P. D. James's electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.

Cover Her Face

Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Cover Her Face is P. D. James's electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.

The Lighthouse

Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to solve a sensitive high profile case on Combe island off the Cornish coast of England at a time when Dalgliesh is dealing with his uncertain future with Emma Lavenham, Kate Miskin ...

The Lighthouse

Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to solve a sensitive high profile case on Combe island off the Cornish coast of England at a time when Dalgliesh is dealing with his uncertain future with Emma Lavenham, Kate Miskin struggles with her own personal turmoil, and Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith must cope with resentment over a female superior. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.

Thematic Development of English Texts

Two texts , i.e. a passage from P.D. James's detective novel Shroud for a Nightingale and a hortatory exposition from the Sydney Morning Herald are then analysed in detail . The paper challenges the ' proponents of alternative accounts ...

Thematic Development of English Texts

This text discusses the concept of theme and its application as an analytical tool to a number of spoken and written registers of English. To date, studies of text organization have paid less attention to what is called the method of development of a text, that is thematic organization. The book shows that the study of this organization can reveal many different strategies employed by speakers and writers when texts are created.

Trilogy of Death

Commander Adam Dalgliesh investigates a murder in a forensic science lab, Philippa Palfrey, an eighteen-year-old adoptee, learns that her natural mother was a murderess, and Cordelia Gray tries to solve the murder of houseparty guest

Trilogy of Death

Commander Adam Dalgliesh investigates a murder in a forensic science lab, Philippa Palfrey, an eighteen-year-old adoptee, learns that her natural mother was a murderess, and Cordelia Gray tries to solve the murder of houseparty guest

Original Sin

Adam Dalgliesh takes on a baffling murder in the rarefied world of London book publishing in this masterful mystery from one of our finest novelists. • Part of the bestselling mystery series that inspired Dalgliesh on Acorn TV Commander ...

Original Sin

Adam Dalgliesh takes on a baffling murder in the rarefied world of London book publishing in this masterful mystery from one of our finest novelists. Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of impenetrable complexity. A murder has taken place in the offices of the Peverell Press, a venerable London publishing house located in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames. The victim is Gerard Etienne, the brilliant but ruthless new managing director, who had vowed to restore the firm's fortunes. Etienne was clearly a man with enemies—a discarded mistress, a rejected and humiliated author, and rebellious colleagues, one of who apparently killed herself a short time earlier. Yet Etienne's death, which occurred under bizarre circumstances, is for Dalgliesh only the beginning of the mystery, as he desperately pursues the search for a killer prepared to strike and strike again.

In Murderous Company

Three complete novels featuring Adam Dalgliesh and Cordelia.

In Murderous Company

Three complete novels featuring Adam Dalgliesh and Cordelia.

In the Beginning

... in James's fourth novel , Shroud for a Nightingale ( 1971 ] ) . Based on her first novel , though , readers would be hard - pressed to predict that such graphic descriptions of violence would become a hallmark of James's mysteries .

In the Beginning

This volume contains fourteen essays by authoritative academics studying the field of mystery and detective fiction. The essays all concentrate on the first novels in established series, analyzing ways in which the opening books of the series do or do not create patterns followed in succeeding novels.

P D James

In Shroud for a Nightingale, night porter Albert Colgate is on duty at the main lodge at the entrance to the John Carpendar Hospital grounds on the night of a huge storm that knocks a tree across the other entrance.

P D  James

British National Health Service employee Phyllis Dorothy James White (1920-2014) reinvented herself at age 38 as P.D. James, crime novelist. She then became long known as England's "Queen of Crime." Sixteen of her 20 novels feature one or both of her series detectives, Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard and private eye Cordelia Gray. Stand-alone works include the dystopian The Children of Men (1992) and Death Comes to Pemberley (2011), a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. James's careful plotting has earned comparison with Golden Age British detective writers such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Yet James's work is thoroughly modern, with realistic descriptions of police procedures and the echoes and aftereffects of crime. This literary companion includes more than 700 encyclopedic entries covering the characters, settings and themes of her published writing, along with a career chronology, chronological and alphabetical listings of her works, and an exhaustive index.

Death in Holy Orders

The untimely death of a young priest in training draws Commander Adam Dalgliesh back to East Anglia to investigate at the request of the young man's father, as Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into a complex and violent mystery.

Death in Holy Orders

The untimely death of a young priest in training draws Commander Adam Dalgliesh back to East Anglia to investigate at the request of the young man's father, as Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into a complex and violent mystery.