Elizabeth George is bar none, the best mystery writer. This is an Inspector Lynley,Simon St. James murder about a cleric, a mysterious woman who moves every two years, and the confusion of teenagers. Her narratives, characters, and settings are so well written other mysteries pale in comparison.
Elizabeth George is always a good read and this book is no exception.
Phillippa flees her father's castle when she hears she is to be wed to a repellent baron. A story of thirteenth century Cornwall - from a bestselling romance author
Another elegant, complex work from Elizabeth George!!
The Inspector Lynley series is one of my favorite and this one of my favorite books in the series. Ms George's research is excellent and the book feels like each and every place should be "there", waiting to be discovered in person. As to the content...excellent story.
Elizabeth George is a fantastic writer. This is the 5th book in her "Inspector Lindley" series, but Deborah and Simon St James take the lead in this outing. George's books are very thorough, detailed, and involving. It might be best if you read them in order. She is wonderful at weaving many stories seamlessly together.
Complex, entertaining mystery
This is a great mystery with many unexpected twists. The characters are interesting, too.
Another great thriller from a master writer. Enjoy.
There are a number of contrivances and improbabilities in this book: Simon, on holiday, calling in Lynley and Havers (also on holiday) very unofficially, to investigate the case of a mysterious death that turns out to involve major coincidences of its own. Even so, the plot is interesting and complicated, and George handles it very well. But it's her characters that are the centerpiece. Those specific to the book, the locals involved in the story, are nicely drawn, but the "regulars"--Lynley, Helen, Simon, and Deborah--are the stars, and their struggles with their personal demons are touching and very real.
Another great Elizabeth George. This one focuses on Deborah and Simon St. James, who take a holiday, only to encounter murder which requires that their friend, Chief Inspector Thomas Lynley, be called in.
The story is not the type of mystery one might expect. There is no body. But there are quite a few interesting twists and of course the ongoing development of Deborah and Simon's and Thomas and Helen's relationships sprinkled throughout.
Not as good as some of the others.
I don't quite know where I got this book...it sounds interesting, but I have so many new boks from PBS, it's one I don't mind posting!! I figure I can always get it back. :)
Although I have not read this book, as it is not my type. I found it in my collection of paperbacks. I believe it was left behind by a visiting aunt. Perhaps if I am finished with other books I'm currently interested in. I will eventually read this little gem. Until then it is available for anyone who would like to read it.