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A Place of Hiding (Inspector Lynley, Bk 12)
A Place of Hiding - Inspector Lynley, Bk 12
Author: Elizabeth George
A shocking murder calls forensic scientist Simon St. James and his wife, Deborah, to an isolated island in the English Channel. An old friend of Deborah’s, China River, stands accused of killing the island’s wealthiest benefactor, Guy Brouard. Forced as a child to flee the Nazis in Paris, Brouard was engaged in his latest project whe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553582376
ISBN-10: 0553582372
Publication Date: 8/3/2004
Pages: 800
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 142 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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-(#12 of the Havers-Lynley series) This was about Debra and St. James. Back when Debra was in California, way before her and St. James were married, she had a close friend, China, who helped her thru her abortion. Now China is in trouble on an island in the English Channel and her brother Cherokee has come to ask for help. So St. James and Debra go to the island to see if they can help. This starts a series of mini-plots that George is known for. China is accused of murdering a rich tycoon (Guy) who lives on a huge estate on the island. There is evidence against China but its not very strong. So who could be the other suspects. Could it be Ruth, Guys sister? Adrian, Guys son? Or one of the many women in Guys life? Could it be the architect who was not awarded the contract for the museum Guy was funding to build? The museum was going to have an exhibit of antiques collected from the island from WWII. This was another very complex, suspenseful mystery. It wasnt one of my favorites. It dragged in the middle. The last 100 pages were very exciting and made up for some of the middles monotony.
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For a long flight or vacation, this book is great. A fine mystery starting with a murder in the current day with ties back to WWII and the German occupation of the island of Guernsey.
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An excellent read. Lots of interesting sub-plots, and the main plot keeps you in suspense until the last minute.
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George's Superintendent Lynley mysteries are great fun as British mysteries go. This is an especially engrossing story, featuring the forensic scientist Simon St. James and his wife. Lots of delightful twists and turns.
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One of my favorite Elizabeth George novels - suspenseful, interesting and well-written, this one also does a little something extra for me. I started reading this one as if the locale was a make-believe place, but in fact Guernsey does of course exist and is a fascinating place. Now I want to visit Guernsey some day, mainly because of how Elizabeth George described it in such vivid detail. If I had not read this novel, I would never had cared so much about this place.
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Another absorbing Elizabeth George, this time focused on Simon and Deborah St. James, a friend of Deb's and a complicated saga about the German occupation of Guernsey and a planned memorial.
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Another top-notch mystery by one of the best writers around.
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AS those who have read Elizabeth George's mysteries will know, she is a master storyteller. This book, which takes place on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel, is fully as compelling as her previous books. If you haven't read any of her wonderful books before, this is a good way to start!

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