A Suitable Vengeance
Award-winning author Elizabeth George gives us an early glimpse into the lives of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, and Lady Helen Clyde in a superlative mystery that is also a fascinating inquiry into the crimes of the heart. Lynley, the eighth earl... show more
Award-winning author Elizabeth George gives us an early glimpse into the lives of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, and Lady Helen Clyde in a superlative mystery that is also a fascinating inquiry into the crimes of the heart. Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, has brought to Howenstow, his family home, the young woman he has asked to be his bride. But the savage murder of a local journalist is the catalyst for a lethal series of events that shatters the calm of a picturesque Cornwall village and embroils Lynley and St. James in a case far outside their jurisdiction—and a little too close to home. When a second death follows closely on the heels of the first, Lynley finds he can't help taking the investigation personally—because the evidence points to a killer within his own family.From the Paperback edition.
Publish date: May 1st 2007
Pages no: 449
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Lynley (#4)
I do like Elizabeth George's style, and her way with a mystery, but this novel epitomizes everything in her Lynley series I find the most irritating. This particular book is set before the first in the series, A Great Deliverance. Which means it's Lynley without Havers. Havers only has a very brief ...
This is more a story of Lynley and his family and relationships than a story of Lynley and Havers. Havers only makes a quite brief appearance in the story and only really as a small part. Lynley is bringing his bride-to-be to visit the family home and his mother but death makes an appearance and t...
Unabridged. Read by Donada Peters.4* - A Great Deliverance (1988) 3* - Payment in Blood (1989) 4* - Well-Schooled in Murder (1990)3* - A Suitable Vengeance (1991)
Anything by Elizabeth George falls into my MUST READ category. Her writing is so good that I stalk her website to find out when new books are coming out. Unfortunately, I believe Lynley and George have def. gone into retirement! This book is no exception.
This one was a prequel - rehashing the Lynley angst that was referred to in the other mysteries. I missed Havers, though she did put in a cameo.