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Missing Joseph (Inspector Lynley, Bk 6)
Missing Joseph - Inspector Lynley, Bk 6
Author: Elizabeth George
Deborah and Simon St. James have taken a holiday in the winter landscape of Lancastershire, hoping to heal the growing rift in their marriage. But in the barren countryside awaits bleak news: The vicar of Wimslough, the man they had come to see, is dead -- a victim of accidental poisoning. Unsatisfied with the inquest ruling and unsettled by the...  more
ISBN-13: 9780553566048
ISBN-10: 0553566040
Publication Date: 6/1994
Pages: 567
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3.9 stars, based on 148 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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.

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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.

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