Feb 28 2018

Can’t Wait Wednesday #31: No Cure for the Dead (A Florence Nightingale Mystery #1) by Christine Trent

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 22 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well!



When I came across this I was immediately drawn to it with the mention of Florence Nightingale. Add in a murder mystery, and I was sold, I soooo not to get my hands on this one! The setting is a bonus too. Can’t wait to unravel this mystery…

What are you waiting on this week?


No Cure for the the Dead
Series: The Florence Nightingale Mystery #1
By: Christine Trent
Expected Publication: May 8th 2018
Published: Crooked Lane Books
Format: Kindle
Genre: Adult Historical Mystery
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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’s silenced too.

For fans of Anne Perry and Laurie R. King comes No Cure for the Dead, the rich and enthralling series debut from Christine Trent.



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22 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #31: No Cure for the Dead (A Florence Nightingale Mystery #1) by Christine Trent”

  1. Daniela Ark

    well this does sound good indeed. I even want to read it and I usually don;t read historical! Though I’m watching the Alienist ow and it’s putting me in the mood 🙂 I’ll add it to GR!

  2. Kay

    I’ve got this one on my TBR already too. Thought it sounded really good and I saw the author at a mystery conference last year. 🙂

  3. Sam@WLABB

    I was just talking one of my co-workers about books today, and this sounds like one she would love. I am totally going to tell her about it.

  4. Greg

    This does sound good. I like the timeframe too, it’s been too long since I read a good historical mystery!

  5. verushka

    Whhhat? A florence Nightingale mystery? LOVE IT — great find, Jenea!! Especially as it’s abt Florence Nightingale — I would never have expected that!

  6. Vi @Inkvotary

    Sounds very intriguing. Good, the cover isn´t mine, but as long as the book itself is thrilling and haunting, why not? My wishlist just grew again *sigh* Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

  7. Literary Feline

    Oh, definitely! I am adding this to my wish list. I Florence Nightingale and a mystery is enough for me to want to read this one too. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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