For the Sake of Elena Author:Elizabeth George With her four previous novels, Elizabeth George joined the distinguished ranks of P.D. James and Ruth Rendell as an accomplished, serious novelist writing about crime and detection. Now Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sargeant Barbara Havers face their most challenging case in this riveting abridgement of George's latest book, a... more » compelling look into the heart of murder and desire, read by Derek Jacobi.
A young student at St. Stephen's College, the daughter of a professor up for a prestigious post, is found brutally murdered on an isolated jogging path. Unwilling to turn the killing over to the local police, the university calls in New Scotland Yard. Thus, Lynley and his partner Havers enter the rarified world of Cambridge University, where academic gowns often hide murderous intentions. For both officers, the true identity of Elena Weaver proves as elusive as the mythical creature whose image decorated her dorm room. Not until they come to terms with the woman she was will they have a line on the killer - who just may kill again.
Examining the powerful and often dangerous desires of the heart, For the Sake of Elean is the work of a masterful storyteller at the height of her powers.« less