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Thomas Lynley (the earl turned policeman) and Sergeant Havers focus their prodigious talents on uncovering the murderer of a young boy from an exclusive independent school near London. While author George necessarily centers the plot on solving the case, she adroitly plumbs the emotional and psychological depths of fully fleshed characters coping with various forms of personal stress in addition to the murder. As in her previous work ( A Great Deliverance ; Payment in Blood , LJ 7/1/89), George offers refined, feeling prose, an abiding sense of humanity, and a pervasive undercurrent of mystery. A necessary purchase, exceedingly fair and full of grace. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ
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"George is a master...an outstanding practitioner of the modern English mystery."—Chicago Tribune
"A spectacular new voice in mystery writing."—Los Angeles Times
"A compelling whodunit...a reader's delight."—Daily News, New York
"Like P.D. James, George knows the import of the smallest human gesture; Well-Schooled in Murder puts the younger author clearly in the running with the genre master."—People
"Ms. George may wind up creating one of the most popular and entertaining series in mystery fiction today."—The Sun, Baltimore
The plot thickens, but not just the mystery! Of much greater intensity is the playing out of personal relations in the lives of Lynley and Havers. Read morePublished 12 months ago by GeoEng51
I haven't been able to concentrate on a book in several months. This book broke through and got me back into enjoying reading as much as I used to. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Tammy Rossetti
This is an amazing crime fiction, very complex and chilling, highly critical of social class. The subject matter is very disturbing. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2007 by Toni Osborne
Very interesting book. This is the first I read of this author. Althought I was very disappointed with the last book she wrote, the ones before are all well worth the read. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2004
This is an awesome book. Each time I read another of her books I never cease to marvel at how well done they are. Read morePublished on May 7 2002 by Shirley Schwartz
As seems to the norm with books written by this author, there are lots of narrative paragraphs that go off on tangents. Read morePublished on March 11 2002