I am reading An Empty Death by Laura Wilson as part of my Reading the Ellis Peters Shortlist project. The story involves multiple murders in a London hospital during the Second World War, and although it has taken me some time to get into the story I am now engrossed in the various strands of the plot and the characters.
The inbred world of the medical profession and hospitals, before accountants and management gurus took over, are two of the very few subjects that I know something about because my father's elder brother, a surgeon, was superintendent of a London hospital throughout the Second World War.
Do I resist the temptation in my review to point out my minor doubts about certain aspects of the plot? After all.... and this novel is after all starting to grab me.
[The photographs date from the late 1920s, but attitudes and the hierarchy in hospitals were not much different in the 1960s]