This Body of Death
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George is back with a spellbinding tale of mystery and murder featuring Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is... show more
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George is back with a spellbinding tale of mystery and murder featuring Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn't trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, whose management style seems to rub everyone the wrong way. In fact, Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer's hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden—and possibly attractive—vulnerability. While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest. There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive, and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don't know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees, and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking. A multilayered jigsaw puzzle of a story skillfully structured to keep readers guessing until the very end, This Body of Death is a magnificent achievement from a writer at the peak of her powers.
Publish date: April 20th 2010
Pages no: 692
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Inspector Lynley (#16)
Review: There is a point at which book length blows right past editorial failure and becomes authorial self-indulgence. JRR Tolkien's epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings clocks in at 1178 pages, which includes a lengthy series of Appendices. The story itself is right about 1080 pages. Think about...
La George secondo me ha una penna incantata: scrive, scrive scrive e non si ferma mai. Nel lungo percorso, non ti annoia mai e ti fa desiderare ardentemente di essere lì con i personaggi.. Detto questo, perché è d'obbligo complimentarsi con lei, devo aggiungere una nota dolente.. Mi sembra infatti (...
This was the first book by Elizabeth George that I have read. Although I have seen most of the BBC tv movies, the books appear to be a quite different experience. This book is very long, but in my opinion it becomes better and better the further you get into it. And if you look at my progress, you c...
I have not followed Elizabeth George's series, so it took me a moment to acclimate to Lynley's slightly Wimseyesque world - at least on the surface, though he is far less of a dilettante than Wimsey, and his world is a grimmer one. George plays the apparently-unconnected narrative from the past and ...
For the most part, I thoroughly enjoyed Elizabeth George books. This was one that was def. a hit. It was fast paced and I thought the characters were developed really well. All of her books are long so prepare for that, but, for the most part, well worth the read.