Omnibus: Shroud For A Nightingale / The Black Tower / Death Of An Expert Witness

  • Title: Omnibus: Shroud For A Nightingale / The Black Tower / Death Of An Expert Witness
  • Author: P.D. James
  • ISBN: 9780140159547
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • Omnibus Shroud For A Nightingale The Black Tower Death Of An Expert Witness This is a collection of three crime stories by P D James At Nightingale House Training School one of the nurses dies and a second murder leads Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh into a poisonous case
    This is a collection of three crime stories by P.D James At Nightingale House Training School one of the nurses dies and a second murder leads Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh into a poisonous case of blackmail Another tale finds Dalgliesh investigating the death of a friend.

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    About P.D. James


    1. P D James, byname of Phyllis Dorothy James White, Baroness James of Holland Park, born August 3, 1920, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England died November 27, 2014, Oxford , British mystery novelist best known for her fictional detective Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard.The daughter of a middle grade civil servant, James grew up in the university town of Cambridge Her formal education, however, ended at age 16 because of lack of funds, and she was thereafter self educated In 1941 she married Ernest C.B White, a medical student and future physician, who returned home from wartime service mentally deranged and spent much of the rest of his life in psychiatric hospitals To support her family which included two children , she took work in hospital administration and, after her husband s death in 1964, became a civil servant in the criminal section of the Department of Home Affairs Her first mystery novel, Cover Her Face 1962 , introduced Dalgliesh and was followed by six mysteries before she retired from government service in 1979 to devote full time to writing.Dalgliesh, James s master detective who rises from chief inspector in the first novel to chief superintendent and then to commander, is a serious, introspective person, moralistic yet realistic The novels in which he appears are peopled by fully rounded characters, who are civilized, genteel, and motivated The public resonance created by James s singular characterization and deployment of classic mystery devices led to most of the novels featuring Dalgliesh being filmed for television James, who earned the sobriquet Queen of Crime, penned 14 Dalgliesh novels, with the last, The Private Patient, appearing in 2008.James also wrote An Unsuitable Job for a Woman 1972 and The Skull Beneath the Skin 1982 , which centre on Cordelia Gray, a young private detective The first of these novels was the basis for both a television movie and a short lived series James expanded beyond the mystery genre in The Children of Men 1992 film 2006 , which explores a dystopian world in which the human race has become infertile Her final work, Death Comes to Pemberley 2011 a sequel to Pride and Prejudice 1813 amplifies the class and relationship tensions between Jane Austen s characters by situating them in the midst of a murder investigation James s nonfiction works include The Maul and the Pear Tree 1971 , a telling of the Ratcliffe Highway murders of 1811 written with historian T.A Critchley, and the insightful Talking About Detective Fiction 2009 Her memoir, Time to Be in Earnest, was published in 2000 She was made OBE in 1983 and was named a life peer in 1991.


    845 Comments


    1. back to back dalgliesh. i should have read something in between.

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    2. "Shroud for a Nightingale" was an good old fashioned mystery, atmospheric, well written, with interesting characters. I'll save the other two books in this omnibus for later.

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    3. Adam Dalgliesh is one of my favorite caracters of all time. Having three of his best in the same volume even makes this better.

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    4. Entertaining. She is a good writer and it was nice to read one of her books again.

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