A Florence Nightingale Mystery (Trent)

No Cure for the Dead: A Florence Nightingale Mystery by [Christine Trent]I enjoyed this mystery novel which seems to be the start of a new  series with Florence Nightingale as the sleuth.

Florence has just been placed in charge of the Establishment, a prototype hospital for gentle women (those who would not be at a workhouse hospital but could not afford to be cared for at home). A nurse is murdered  and the story builds from there.

The author does an excellent job of setting the scene and of bringing 1850s London to vivid life. Many historical personages appear in the book and seem to fit right in. The mystery is solved in a very Agatha Christie like manner with all of the main characters in a room together. Like Hercule Poirot, Florence deduces all. A thoroughly enjoyable read for fans of Anne Perry. Of additional note, I learned a lot about Florence herself.

Thanks NetGalley!

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