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by Elizabeth George
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Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it 5 months ago
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 6 months ago
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 5 years ago
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 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
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...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
I've read a few of the books and seen a lot of the TV series so I thought I'd read more of the books. This is where Lynley and Havers team up. She has a chip on her shoulder about him because he's wealthy and it appears he's bought his way to where he is and she's also had to fight traditional male ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
Unabridged, and read by Donada Peters (I know Ms Peters as the reader of the Agatha Raisin series)Lynley, meet Havers... Havers, Lynley
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 8 years ago
The Book Report: The first book of the ongoing Inspector Lynley/DS Havers series, this book reads more like the fourth or fifth in the series, which I intend as a compliment. The author is very assured as she tells the story of a murder in an idyllic North Country village, one that seems from the st...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it 8 years ago
I remember why I stopped reading Elizabeth George. The psychological violence combined with a graphic description of situations and actions is in your face, you can't ignore it and she won't let you look away. Linley is as ambiguous as I remembered but I had forgotten quite a bit about Havers. I now...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 10 years ago
This book gave me my love of EG's writing. This book was fantastic and sucked me in and didn't let me go until the last page. Then I was quickly seeking out other Inspector Lynley books.
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