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No Cure for the Dead

(2018)
(The first book in the Florence Nightingale Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
When a young nurse dies on her watch, Florence Nightingale must uncover the deep-hidden secrets someone will kill to keep buried.

It is 1853. Lady of the Lamp Florence Nightingale has just accepted the position of superintendent of the Establishment for Gentlewomen during Temporary Illness in London. She has hardly had time to learn the names of the nurses in her charge when she suddenly finds one of them hanging in the establishment's library. Her name was Nurse Bellamy.

Florence's mettle is tested by the dual goals of preserving what little reputation her hospital has and bringing Nurse Bellamy's killer to justice. Her efforts are met with upturned noses and wayward glances, except for her close friend and advocate inside the House of Commons, Sidney Herbert. As Florence digs deeper, however, her attention turns to one of the hospital investors and suddenly, Sidney becomes reluctant to help.

With no one but herself to count on, Florence must now puzzle out what the death of an unknown, nondescript young nurse has to do with conspiracies lurking about at the highest levels of government - before she is silenced too.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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


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Used availability for Christine Trent's No Cure for the Dead

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: No Cure for the Dead: A Florence Nightingale Mystery
Author(s): Christine Trent
ISBN: 1-68331-544-8 / 978-1-68331-544-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: No Cure for the Dead: A Florence Nightingale Mystery
Author(s): Christine Trent
ISBN: 1-68331-991-5 / 978-1-68331-991-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: No Cure for the Dead (Florence Nightingale Mysteries)
Author(s): Christine Trent
ISBN: 1-982619-23-6 / 978-1-982619-23-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: No Cure for the Dead: A Florence Nightingale Mystery
Author(s): Christine Trent
ISBN: 1-982619-22-8 / 978-1-982619-22-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: No Cure for the Dead: A Florence Nightingale Mystery: The Florence Nightingale Mysteries, book 1
Author(s): Christine Trent
ISBN: 1-982619-24-4 / 978-1-982619-24-4
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: No Cure for the Dead: The Florence Nightingale Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Christine Trent
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: No Cure for the Dead: The Florence Nightingale Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Christine Trent
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: No Cure for the Dead: The Florence Nightingale Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Christine Trent
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: No Cure for the Dead: The Florence Nightingale Mysteries, Book 1
Author(s): Christine Trent
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: No Cure for the Dead: A Florence Nightingale Mystery
Author(s): Christine Trent
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU