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British crime writer George's seventh book featuring detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers spent seven weeks on PW's bestseller list.
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George is a gifted writer who spins rich, colorful, mesmerizing, multifaceted stories that combine an absorbing mystery with provocative insights into her characters' innermost thoughts and emotions. Her latest story once again features Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his sidekick, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Chalk and cheese when it comes to background, philosophy, style, and personality, Lynley and Havers easily forget their differences when a tough homicide needs solving--take, for example, the asphyxiation death of renowned, all-England cricket player Kenneth Fleming. The duo's inquiries turn up some disturbing facts about the cricket star. Not only was his personal life a shambles, but he had a very odd relationship with a former teacher. The case is more byzantine than any Lynley and Havers have encountered in their years as a crack homicide team, and even when they've identified Fleming's killer, the file isn't really closed. As usual, there's more to think about in George's story than simply whodunit. Readers will be astounded by the ease with which she weaves complex relationships and provocative moral, emotional, and ethical questions into the compelling plot. Another tour de force from one of today's best storytellers. Emily Melton --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
This book was the best I have read by Elizabeth George. She does not just write mysteries. Her plots are complex and cleverly blended to make for a book I could not put down. Read morePublished on July 16 2010 by Shelagh Klavir
Numerous reviews have detailed the virtues of this work. I especially agree with the praise for George's integration of multiple plot lines and her employment of a... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004
No plot twist goes unexexamined, and no sub-plot is too small, in this tedious, over-blown mystery. It takes true dedication to pull through.Published on Jan. 1 2004 by Barbara L. Pinzka
Having read the previous Lynley/Havers mysteries by Elizabeth George, I have come to expect nothing but the best from her and this book did not disappoint. Read morePublished on March 25 2003 by Louis M. Perdue
This book covers a tremendous amount of ground, and it is sometimes unclear how all the pieces fit together. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2002 by Martha E. Nelson
I found this book to be about twice as long as should have been. In some places the dialogue just went on and on and on. With so few exciting events, it was a pretty dull book. Read morePublished on March 13 2002
I am very glad that I found Elizabeth George. I really love her books. Lynley and Havers are such a great team. They are so opposite that they complement each other. Ms. Read morePublished on March 9 2002 by Shirley Schwartz