New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George is back with a spellbinding tale of mystery and murder featuring Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.
On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn't trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, whose management style seems to rub everyone the wrong way. In fact, Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer's hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden--and possibly attractive--vulnerability.
While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest. There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive, and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don't know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees, and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking.
A multilayered jigsaw puzzle of a story skillfully structured to keep readers guessing until the very end, This Body of Death is a magnificent achievement from a writer at the peak of her powers.
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1 . I used to be a huge fan of this series but now ...
Posted January 06, 2011 by mystery , canadaAfter reading the 1st few pages I thought this would be one of George's best books - I was wrong. The permise and actual story were engrossing but it's what happened to the characters that had me screaming NO NO NO. Are we really to believe that Lynley would support a detective who is an alcoholic in denial, one who is totally incompetent, who humiliates and alienates everyone else on the team; and for what? To get in her knickers! And really Ms. George, are we to believe that Lynley is so indispensable that a man like Hillier would let him dictate the terms of his return? And what about the team, which includes Barb Havers - they all hate Ardery and Lynley knows it and yet he single mindedly makes the decision that she be given another chance without any thought as to how the others may feel about it. I absolutely did not buy any of this crap - and if Ardery returns in the next book - I won't be buying that either. Although I would like to find out how Havers deals with the return of the mother, I simply could not read thru another book which contains Ardery and the Lynley of this book
2 . Interesting
Posted December 07, 2010 by Julie , JacksonThis mystery took many twists and turns and did not end how you might think. Pay attention to keep up with the suspense.
April 19, 2010
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