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Angel Without Mercy

(1982)
(The first book in the Agnes Carmichael series)
A novel by

 
 
In the hospital of St. Jude's, nobody likes Marion Hughes...

As the night duty's Superintendent Nurse, Miss Hughes is feared and loathed by all when she goes on her rounds.

If there's one little thing she thinks wrong, no matter how small, she will find it, report it and hold it over your head.

For Nurse Carmichael, who desperately wants to get away from the children's ward and into a Sister's position, a bad report from Miss Hughes could end her career prospects in a heartbeat.

For Nurse Hiram Jones, it means being caught stealing sleeping pills for his addicted lover, John.

As Hiram works on the male geriatric ward, it's easy enough to blame the memories of the old buggers. But he knows Miss Hughes isn't fooled.

What's more, Miss Hughes is willing to bend and abuse the rules when it suits her - like getting in Sir James Hatfield for an emergency night surgery.

Sir James has been recently widowed and Miss Hughes is more than determined to make him 'Mr. Right' - even if it means dragging up his unfortunate past.

Meanwhile, Miss Hughes is also sure she recognises the new registrar surgeon, Nigel Denton, from something very salacious. She can't quite place where though.

But no matter, even if Miss Hughes hasn't got dirt on Nigel, she'll certainly vocally disapprove of his more than casual drinking after surgery.

Even the janitors and the cleaning lady, Mrs Upton, are not free from Miss Hughes' pernickety demands.

Her attitude may rub both staff and patients the wrong way - earning her many a derogatory nickname - but Miss Hughes' efficiency keeps her a hospital staple.

It seems they will never get rid of the so-called, 'angel' without mercy.

But when tensions are this high and so many people, have so much to lose; it only takes one person to finally snap...

Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith, Angel Without Mercy is a tense psychological thriller.

Praise for Anthea Cohen



'The suspense in Angels Without Mercy is thrilling' - Thomas Waugh

Anthea Cohen is the pseudonym for the acclaimed author of the Agnes Carmichael Series .

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Anthea Cohen's Angel Without Mercy

Hardback Editions

February 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Angel Without Mercy
Author(s): Anthea Cohen
ISBN: 0-385-19104-9 / 978-0-385-19104-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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July 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Angel without Mercy
Author(s): Anthea Cohen
ISBN: 0-7043-2335-4 / 978-0-7043-2335-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2000 : UK Paperback

Title: Angel without Mercy
Author(s): Anthea Cohen
ISBN: 1-84137-012-6 / 978-1-84137-012-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Angel without Mercy
Author(s): Anthea Cohen
ISBN: 1-84262-001-0 / 978-1-84262-001-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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October 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Angel Without Mercy
Author(s): Anthea Cohen
ISBN: 0-8125-0167-5 / 978-0-8125-0167-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

January 1993 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Angel without Mercy
Author(s): Anthea Cohen
ISBN: 1-86015-403-4 / 978-1-86015-403-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Assembled Stories
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Anthea Cohen
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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