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Dr. Nightingale Seeks Greener Pastures: A Deirdre Quinn Nightingale Mystery Hardcover – Large Print, September, 2001

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The veterinary practice of Dr. Deirdre Quinn Nightingale is supported primarily by a diminishing dairy industry. Hoping to change her practice to race horses, Nightingale first must make connections in that world. As a start to achieving this goal, she travels to an equine veterinary convention in Atlantic City to attend a lecture by famous veterinarian Eleazar Wynn, but Wynn is murdered in a shoe store where Nightingale just happens to be shopping with a newfound friend. A series of interconnected murders follow, causing Didi, as Nightingale is known, to fear for her life. This is a light yet entertaining mystery, filled with a cast of quirky characters. Adamson is the author of the best-selling Alice Nestleton, Nightingale, and Lucy Wales mystery series. Laura Hicks's reading is lively and a pleasure to hear. Recommended for all public libraries. Patsy E. Gray, Huntsville P.L., AL
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About the Author

Lydia Adamson is the pen name for a noted mystery writer. In addition to the Alice Nestleton series, she is the author of the Deirdre Quinn Nightingale and Lucy Wayles series. She lives in New York City.
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Product Details

  • Series: Deirdre Quinn Nightingale Mystery
  • Hardcover: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press (September 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786234717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786234714
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,297,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By algerina on July 16, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As an avid reader of the Dr. Nightingale series I was disappointed by this effort. The main plot is contrived. Didi seeing the dairy industry and her practice failing goes to a convention in Atlantic City to bone up on the latest techniques in the horse industry. When she wittnesses the death of one of the speakers, the widow seeks her out and offers her a small fortune to edit her husband's book in Florida. But more people die and Didi thinks she is next. The clues are obtuse and the motive undetectable. It needs to be explained in the final chapter.
Back home Charlie is running amuck again. A little of Charlie goes a long way and this was way more than I needed. On the other hand, Rose and Allie provided the most interesting subplot. And because of it I am very eager to read the next book in this normally excellent series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on July 12, 2000
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In Hillsbrook, New York, the economy is dramatically changing. The Upstate New York town is seeing more and more of the locally owned dairy farms going out of business. Dr. Deirdre "Didi" Nightingale, predominately a dairy veterinarian, knows for her to survive the onslaught, she must change her practice, which is why she is traveling to Atlantic City to attend the Eastern States Veterinary Convention. In Dutchess County where Hillsbrook is located there is many big horse-breeding stables that hire vets and she plans to become one of them.

Didi particularly wants to hear the lecture of renowned vet Eleazar Wynn, who has had extraordinary success with lame horses. Didi happen to be in a shoe store at the same time as Wynn when an unknown assailant kills the latter using a letter opener. Wynn's widow offers Didi a large sum of money to complete her spouse's manuscript. Didi accepts the offer only to watch people near her being killed. Not wanting to become the next victim, Didi begins her own investigation.

The long running Dr. Nightingale series continues its lighthearted, fun approach to reading due to an assortment of eccentric, hilarious secondary characters. DR. NIGHTINGALE SEEKS GREENER PASTURES is an enjoyable one-sitting read that holds the audience spellbound with its unexpected humor that fits comfortably inside a well-designed story line. Lydia Adamson has the ability to create an amateur sleuth novel that simultaneously appears lighthearted yet puzzling.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MLPlayfair on August 19, 2001
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Dr. Nightingale continues to learn her veterinary craft. This time she travels away from home and (naturally) lands in the middle of a murder. Meanwhile, Charlie's up to another of his bizarre money-making tricks. And what's going on with Allie? This one has fun along with the creepy corpses. And what's it all got to do with horses? Aah, read it and see!
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This title is one of a mystery series about a country "large animal" vet Dr. Nightengale. The books are a must for animal lovers. The stories are sharply told and always entertaining--so the entire series is well-worth reading. The author Lydia Adamson, whose real name is Frank King, also wrote the Alice Nestleton cat-sitter, under-employed NY actress--amateur detective series. This series is a long one and that's good because it's even better than the Dr. Nightengale series. The first one in the cat-sitter series is called Cat in a Manger, and it is best to read these books in the order of their being written. I have been a free-lance reviewer for about 30 years and published in major publications from coast to coast. This book I purchased from an Amazon client seller so I could finish the Adamson canon. Very Highly Recommended.
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This is the first and ONLY book of the author I have read. This is a dreadful book. It reads as if the author had taken five different plot outlines stuck them in a hat and as she pulled them out, tried to formulate a story line from the mishmash.
Save any more trees from being killed in order to print more of this drivel!
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