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A Great Deliverance - Elizabeth George
A Great Deliverance
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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... show more
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 Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. And I'm not sorry."Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale's dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley—and in their own lives as well.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553278026 (0553278029)
ASIN: 553278029
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 413
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Lynley (#1)
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Moonlight Murder
Moonlight Murder rated it
4.0 The first Inspector Lynley
OB's reviews of the first three books in the Inspector Lynley series have compelled me to reread them - I initially read them around the time of publication, which in the case of this book was 1988. I think that I probably read it in the early 1990's, maybe 1994 or so. I have a very distinct memory ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 A Great Deliverance Packs a Punch
Wow. Just wow. So going to say first off that this book starts off slow. I found myself getting bored with Inspector Lynley and with Havers. Lynley felt too distance and Havers started driving me mad with her self-sabotage. But the more we get into the case that has them in their grips the more I wa...
Brenna M's Book Blog
Brenna M's Book Blog rated it
3.5 A Great Deliverance
The first of Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley series and her debut novel, A Great Deliverance, brings Inspector Lynley and Detective Sergeant Havers together on their first assignment together and makes for a good read. The two are sent to Yorkshire to investigate a murder while dealing with thei...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley #1)
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...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley Mysteries, No. 1)
Roberta Tey is found standing over her decapitated father with an axe and tells those who find her, "I did it. I'm not sorry." Scotland Yard's Lynley and Havers are sent to investigate. Although I could find fault, this was an engrossing and ultimately moving read. The major jarring fault for me w...
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