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"Shroud For a Nightingale", by P.D. James (The NEW EerieCoterie)

Well, it is March and spring is around the corner!  Time for a new book and I gave the clue TURIN.  Did anyone actual come up with Shroud For a Nightingale?  Great job if you did.  We go way back this time - to 1971.  James had already had three critically acclaimed mysteries, but Shroud took her even farther with critics and fans.  The setting is a hospital nursing school called Nightingale House.  Come with us into the antiseptic halls of healing and help Adam Dalgliesh solve a murder.  Different topics and bits and bobs of information will come up over the next few weeks and we need your participation in keeping the discussions growing and going.  Ask any question, post and comment and give us the good and the bad.  The Eerie Coterie hopes to hear from you!

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Re: "Shroud For a Nightingale", by P.D. James (The NEW EerieCoterie)

:robotsurprised: As you read this new March selection a question that I am interested in hearing a respose to is if you feel this novel is "dated"  or if the plot could fit easily into today's society?  Since this novel is from 1971 many things have changed - but does the motives for murder ever really change??  James' ability to write novels that adapt to our age the older they get is another reason she makes such a great novelist to discuss.  is the murder really the only improtant thing about the plot?  Or are the characters she creates for us (the reader) given a sense of "anytime", of deeper emotions that cannot be bottled up in dates or times.  Motives rarely change.  Please let The Eerie Coterie know your thoughts on these topics. 

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