A Murderous Malady

Christine Trent (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.99
Publisher
Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date
May 07, 2019
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781683319290

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About the Author

In addition to the new Florence Nightingale mysteries, Christine Trent is the author of the Lady of Ashes historical mysteries, about a Victorian-era undertaker, as well as the author of three other historical novels. Christine's novels have been translated into Turkish, Polish, and Czech. She writes from her two-story home library, where she lives with her husband, five precocious cats, a large doll collection, entirely too many fountain pens, and over 4,000 catalogued books.

Reviews

Praise for A Murderous Malady
"Trent's well-researched sequel to 2018's No Cure for the Dead blends Victorian political and cultural mores with a tidy mystery...Readers will look forward to Florence's next outing."
--Publishers Weekly

"Christine Trent has clearly done her research...I was both captivated and intrigued with the history and the mystery...Highly recommended!"
--MyShelf

Praise for No Cure for the Dead
"Skillfully blending the stories of actual people with fictional characters, including several from her 'Lady of Ashes' series, Trent weaves a serious tale with a sobering tone that will appeal to fans of Nancy Herriman's British-born nurse."
--Library Journal

"A natural fit for fans of Ann Perry's William Monk mysteries."
--Booklist

"Trent transforms the Lady of the Lamp, Florence Nightingale, into a natural and formidable sleuth. Filled with fascinating historical details, a cast of diverting characters, and a perplexing mystery, No Cure for the Dead is a riveting to start to this new series."
--Anna Lee Huber, bestselling author of the Lady Darby mysteries

"Mystery meets medicine in No Cure for the Dead, Christine Trent's absorbing tale--a suspense-filled reimagining of the historic Florence Nightingale as a resolute sleuth, determined to keep both murderers and illness at bay. Weaving in authentic period details, Trent offers a fascinating glimpse into the grim world of nineteenth-century nursing, as well as the larger social conflicts of the day. Overall, an intriguing, well-crafted and satisfying read!"
--Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion historical mysteries

"The Lady with the Lamp proves herself to be no slouch as a sleuth in this historical mystery featuring nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale. The grislier aspects of murder--to say nothing of the only slightly less horrific details of 19th-century medical practice--are leavened with subtle humor, and sharp-eyed readers may spot characters from Ms. Trent's earlier series featuring Victorian undertaker Violet Morgan."
--Sheri Cobb South, author of the John Pickett mysteries

"With the formidable Florence Nightingale as sleuth, Christine Trent has crafted a clever mystery rich with details of common medical practices, and which also lets us peek into the upper-class world of mid-19th century London. Great fun."
--Nancy Herriman, author of the Bess Ellyott mysteries

"An engrossing murder mystery set in a 19th century version of a nursing-home with a cast of characters who might have stepped out of a Dickens novel."
--Rennie Airth, author of River of Darkness

"Clever and complex, with many hanging threads that are ably clipped by Florence during the denouement. Trent is doing double duty here: telling a great story, and educating the reader."
--Mystery Scene Magazine