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A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley #1) - Elizabeth George
A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley #1)
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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.From the Paperback edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553384796 (0553384791)
ASIN: 553384791
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 413
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Lynley (#1)
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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...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 A Great Deliverance
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 ...
Born to be Bookahoilc :D
Born to be Bookahoilc :D rated it
5.0
Era stato proprio un gran maleducato. Le aveva starnutito fragorosamente in faccia, inondandola di schizzi, dopo aver resistito allo stimolo per almeno tre quarti d'ora.Solo la George può iniziare così un romanzo e non temere di perdere audience.. Mitica!!Per chi ama il genere thriller (ma anche per...
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