A Murderous Malady Book Review
Just the Facts
Title: A Murderous Malady (2nd book in the Florence Nightingale Mystery Series)
Author: Christine Trent
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
About the Book
It is the summer of 1854 in London and Florence Nightingale is facing crisis on multiple fronts. Cholera has struck the city and seems to be killing at random. And as if that wasn’t enough, her good friend Elizabeth Hubert’s carriage is attacked. Liz survives, but her driver does not. Can Florence aid the poor dying souls while catching a murderer at the same time?
This book had me captivated from beginning to end. My heart broke for the poor poverty stricken souls living in the slums of London. I also marveled at Florence’s strength and resolve. Her desire to help the hurting at risk to herself and those she loved is inspiring. Even though this is historical fiction, the fact that the author takes great care to stay true to Florence is evident as you read. There is also a nice section in the back of the book where the author gives you some additional historical facts and details about what was really taking place at this time in the life of Florence Nightingale.