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Payment in Blood (Inspector Lynley, Bk 2)
Payment in Blood - Inspector Lynley, Bk 2 Author:Elizabeth George The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives an eighteen-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in a country where they have virtually no authority, aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbar... more »a Havers, grapple for both a motive and a murderer. Emotions run deep in this highly charged drama, for the list of suspects soon includes Britain’s foremost actress, its most successful theatrical producer, and the woman Lynley loves. He and Havers must tread carefully through the complicated terrain of human relationships while they work to solve a case rooted in the darkest corners of the past and the unexplored regions of the human heart.« less
Lynley is called to a Scottish mansion to find Lady Helen Clyde among the suspects of a stabbing murder. Lots of quirky characters in a theatre company are involved in a tale of family scandal and theatrical rivalry. Read by British actor Derek Jacobi, I really enjoyed this on the road.