Elizabeth George's masterly new novel brings Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley back onto centre stage in an intricate crime drama
Elizabeth George is an Edgar and Macavity Nominee and an internationally bestselling author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. Her first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honoured with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in France; Well-Schooled in Murder was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI '1990'. Her novels have now been adapted for television by the BBC as the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. Elizabeth George lives in Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.
Bestseller George's richly rewarding 16th novel to feature Det. Insp. Thomas Lynley (after Careless in Red) offers an intricate plot that will satisfy even jaded fans of psychological suspense. Aggressively career-minded Isabelle Ardery, the new acting superintendent of London's Metropolitan Police, boldly manages to lure Lynley, who's been grieving over his wife's murder, back from Cornwall to look into a murder case. The body of Jemima Hastings, a young woman recently relocated from Hampshire, has turned up in a London cemetery. With suspects in both locales and numerous leads to follow and interviews to conduct, Ardery succeeds in raising the hackles of Det. Sgt. Barbara Havers, Det. Insp. John Stewart, and other members of the investigating team. George tantalizes with glimpses of a horrific earlier murder case; showcases Lynley at his shrewdest, most diplomatic best; and confounds readers with a complex array of evidence, motives, and possible solutions. 6-city author tour. (May) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Compelling - George is an expert chronicler of the disenfranchised - Good Reading'Elizabeth George - one of the leading proponents of the British detective novel' - Canberra Times'George creates a complex world, inhabited by complex people in complex situations' - The Age'Elizabeth George - a crime specialist' - Sunday Age'Elizabeth George is a powerful writer - with characters that are complex and conflicted' - Vogue Australia'Elizabeth George writes intricately plotted thrillers based around her 'hero' Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.' - Marie ClaireAn intelligent book, clipped and precise, every word chosen with care . . . a cool, clever book that needs concentration and a sharp brain to unravel . . . Along the way to solving the crime we meet some finely drawn characters who emerge as real people with faults and frailties. Ms George is the connoisseur's crime writer. Like fine wine, her words need to be savoured . . . Lynley is a policeman with a gentle touch and it is good to have him back on such brilliant form. - Sunday ExpressThe author writes brilliantly and has an incredible ability to set a scene and create characters you want to know more about. - Sun