No Cure for the Dead Book Review
A suspense filled page turner that is full of history and charm!
Just the Facts
Title: No Cure for the Dead (A Florence Nightingale Mystery)
Author: Christine Trent
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
A Little About the Book
Florence Nightingale accepted the position of Superintendent of the Establishment – a hospital for gentlewomen – when tragedy strikes. Florence finds one of her nurses hanging dead in the Establishment library and she knows this was no self-inflicted injury. Can Florence catch the killer and bring justice to the situation before her new position is terminated by her superiors just as quickly it began?
Stuff You Should Know
Historical mystery, nursing, London, strong female protagonist
New Series Alert!
This is the first book in a new series, so no need to worry about feeling left behind. You can start with this book and enjoy the series from the beginning.
If You Like …
Jennifer Ashley’s Death Below Stairs, you’ll enjoy this book.
I have been in a cozy mystery rut. I love my cozies, but was in the mood for something a little different. This book satisfied that craving and then some. I love that it was a work of historical fiction, but the author is based on the real Florence Nightingale. The author outlines some of the real history at the end of the book and I felt like I was getting a living history lesson, while reading a novel. This was my first book by Christine Trent, but won’t be my last. It was well organized, clever, and compelling from start to finish. A talented writer with a gift for mystery and intrigue!