Book Reviews of In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (Inspector Lynley, Bk 10)

In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (Inspector Lynley, Bk 10)
In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner - Inspector Lynley, Bk 10
Author: Elizabeth George
ISBN-13: 9780553575101
ISBN-10: 0553575104
Publication Date: 10/31/2000
Pages: 752
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 144 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (Inspector Lynley, Bk 10) on + 94 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
(#10 of the Havers-Lynley series)-This is another intricate plot with several characters and mini-plots happening all at once. George writes in a way where you dont get lost and everything comes together at the end. This was about the murder of Nicola and Terry. Nicola was a beautiful girl sought after by many. Terry, it was thought, was just a victim of circumstances. Lynley is on the case because he knows Nicolas dad and he asks Tommy to be on the task force. Andy, the father is a former undercover cop with the yard. Lynley is not happy with Havers after the last book where she almost kills her fellow officer to get her to help save a victim. Havers is demoted and Tommy isnt on Barbaras side. So he asks Nkata to be his partner. But the case has leads in London and Nkata goes to Barbara for help. I love Havers. She is a great character. She is good at her job. She is like a stubborn bull-dog. No matter what the consequences, she is going to solve this case. And solve it she does. This series just gets better and better. I feel like I know these characters personally.
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Helpful Score: 2
love this author, this mystery involves the death of two people in a stonehedge type circle. the detectives substory also very well done
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A good read--an excellent mystery, especially if you like British English.
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I really enjoyed this book. A good mystery.
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As the title suggests, discovering the perpetrator in this complex story is a difficult task for Inspector Lynley, due in part to the independent actions of the demoted Barbara Havers? Is she congenitally unable to follow a direct order? Why can't she appreciate that she could be facing felony charges for her act of insurordination, rather than being given another chance to redeem herself?

Even more of an impediment to finding the correct person is the fact that the two victims appear to have no common links. As Elizabeth George weaves together many disparate elements, the reader is drawn to the inescapable and horrifying identity of the murderer, while Helen and Tommy each discover and accept some inconvenient truths. Enjoy!
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Great mystery, kept me guessing til almost the end. Enjoy reading Lynley and Havers. Although the Mystery series on PBS is wonderful there are times the British accents and slang detract from all the information on the case. Reading the novels, I have the opportunity to go back if there's something I missed the first time.
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George is always a good read. Not too many mystery writers teach you something about a group you don't know anything about at the same time that they amuse you.
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This was a difficult one to read since there's so much friction between Lynley and Havers but the story is the best so far.
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Excellent as usual.
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An English mystery , with well-drawn and memorable characters.
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One of many excellent Inspector Lynley books. I can't praise Elizabeth George enough. Her characters are vividly drawn and her plotting is brilliantly complex. Her suspenseful tales have kept me up many a night! Very highly recommended to anyone who loves a great mystery!
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Elizabeth George weaves a rich spell binding web of intrique suspense that probes and unclocks the secrets of the heart.
Romance thriller
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Another great English mystery with Det. Inspector Lynley and Det. Sgt. Barbara Havers. Well-written and suspenseful.
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Elizabeth George is a great writer and this book, like all her work combines mystery with terrific characterization.
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The Elizabeth George books are great, long reads. I love the characters and the mysteries always keep me engaged to the very end.
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like agatha christie...master of the english mystery, an ear for local language and an eye for the inner works of scotland yard. love all her books
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No one else writes with the complexity, the stle and the sophistication that George displays!
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This book changed my life.
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Elizabeth George can be counted on for a good story. Proper Sinner is a first rate English mystery.
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Great series, really enjoy Inspector Lynley.