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A Great Deliverance  (Thomas Lynley, Bk 1)
A Great Deliverance - Thomas Lynley, Bk 1
Author: Elizabeth George
To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders. — Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Sc...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553278026
ISBN-10: 0553278029
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 432
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4 stars, based on 185 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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BigGreenChair avatar reviewed A Great Deliverance (Thomas Lynley, Bk 1) on + 371 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I love Elizabeth George novels--they always have a complicated plot you can't figure out right away or even until the end when it's revealed--unlike a lot of other murder mystery writers where you've got it figured out way in the beginning. And the characters are each full-bodied.
canadianeh avatar reviewed A Great Deliverance (Thomas Lynley, Bk 1) on + 242 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
What can I add that no one has said yet about this g-r-e-a-t mystery writer. Forget the TV series! It's a pale shadow compared to the books. What's really neat about the book is that you see the story from the perspectives of so many of the characters. And such a lot of intriguing layers! Great mystery writing.
reviewed A Great Deliverance (Thomas Lynley, Bk 1) on + 366 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
And this is where it all began...Thomas Lynley working a case with Barbara Havers. This won several awards for best debut novel in the mystery genre-and well deserved!
reviewed A Great Deliverance (Thomas Lynley, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
If you enjoy great murder mysteries set in the UK, you'll definitely enjoy this series. The characters are well developed, as is the plot. I kept thinking I knew who "done it" and the ending was a complete surprise. It made me want to begin reading all of the Thomas Lynley series! I'm definitely an Elizabeth George fan now.
reviewed A Great Deliverance (Thomas Lynley, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Agatha winner for best first novel, although it is not a cozy by any means. It has a much more complex plot than the TV version. This book has some violent scenes.
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rfdudley avatar reviewed A Great Deliverance (Thomas Lynley, Bk 1) on + 75 more book reviews
Scotland Yard inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sgt Barbara Havers are sent to solve a brutal murder in the quiet town of Keldale. It's a rather grisly crime for a quaint English country village. The motive was quite surprising and unexpected. The characters are likeable. Lynley is upperclass but nice and Havers has her own family demons to contend with. I look forward to reading another adventure.
reviewed A Great Deliverance (Thomas Lynley, Bk 1) on + 95 more book reviews
This is the first time I haave read this author, it was a very good murder mystery
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Scotland Yard Inspector Lynley (who also happens to be the eighth Earl of Asherton, along with Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, set out to solve a savage murder that has rocked the peaceful country side of Keldale. The solution of this crime will ruin the tranquility of this English valley.


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