Payment In Blood
The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives and eighteen-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in a country where they have virtually no authority, aristocratic Detective Inspector... show more
The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives and eighteen-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in a country where they have virtually no authority, aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, grapple for both a motive and a murderer. Emotions run deep in this highly charged drama, for the list of suspects soon includes Britain's foremost actress, its most successful theatrical producer, and the woman Lynley loves. He and Havers must tread carefully through the complicated terrain of human relationships, while they work to solve a case rooted in the darkest corners of the past and the unexplored regions of the human heart.
Publish date: July 1st 1990
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Inspector Lynley (#2)
I saw this first on TV as an adaptation. It's an interesting story that interweaves jealousy, betrayal and suspicion. Lynley has a problem in this case that it pivots around the woman he loves, Lady Helen Clyde. Havers can see that he is biased in this case and wants to save him from himself and ...
Eccoci alla seconda fatica della George! Un'opera scritta nel lontano 1989 ma che rimane comunque un'opera fresca e moderna..Niente, credevo che non potessi adorare di più questa donna, ma la seconda rilettura mi ha dimostrato come mi sbagliassi.. *_*Bando alle ciance! (E' più forte di me, all'inizi...
Smashing British murder mystery in the style of Agatha Christie, in which relationships are complicated and everyone is a suspect.
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