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.
About The Author
The reigning queen of the British mystery, it turns out, is an Ohio native living in Washington State. Best known for her Inspector Lynley series, Elizabeth George says that what drives her books is the psychological goings-on of her characters. She doesn't even mind, she says, if readers figure out the killer before the end -- the motive will always be a surprise.
"George is a master...an outstanding practitioner of the modern English mystery."--Chicago Tribune "Ms. George proves that the classiest crime writers are true novelists."--The New York Times
"Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare."--The Wall Street Journal
"A master of the modern English mystery."--Entertainment Weekly
From the Paperback edition.
Series: Inspector Lynley
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st May 2007
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61 x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5