Another solid Inspector Lynley book. This one really shows some of the differences between Havers and Lynley.
A fine Inspector Lynley mystery. Very complex, with several seedy undertones to the fine public school environment to choose from as they search for a boy's murderer. See also the audio book, which was narrated by Derek Jacobi!
When a young boy from a private school is found mudered, DI Lynley and Sgt Havers are asked to investigate by his old school chum. As they commence their quest, they are met with a wall of silence and resistance at every turn. With no shortage of suspects Lynley and Havers struggle on even while dealing with private matters of their own.
The plot is a masterfully written, it crisses and crosses and twists and connects. I just love these books where every detail has meaning.
I was somewhat troubled by the synonymous use of 'homosexual' and 'pedophile'. It's a misconception that the two are even remotely related and I found the correlation offensive. On the other hand it did serve to throw a curve ball into the investigation. And it is true enough also that this is a work of fiction and bookcrossing journals are probably not the best place for my social commentary.
That said, I will most assuredly pick up another Elizabeth George book in this series - perhaps I'll start at the beginning.
Best mystery I've read all year. Will most certainly order more of her books.
Detective novel, takes place at English Private School. Good character development, not very believable detective work.