This Body of Death

This Body of Death : An Inspector Lynley Novel

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"George explores her characters' dreams and fears with a penetrating grace that makes reading her books a joy."
--Washington Post Book World

"Elizabeth George reigns as queen of the mystery genre. The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mystery series now being published."
--Entertainment Weekly

The spellbinding new Inspector Lynley novel from Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of Careless in Red and What Came Before He Shot Her.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 953 pages
  • 106.68 x 190.5 x 43.18mm | 498.95g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061160911
  • 9780061160912
  • 102,535

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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.
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"Richly rewarding...offers an intricate plot that will satisfy even jaded fans of psychological suspense." Publishers Weekly (starred review) on This Body of Death
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A hauntingly memorable experience. --New York Journal of Books on This Body of Death"
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14,639 ratings
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4 42% (6,114)
3 20% (2,930)
2 4% (542)
1 1% (185)
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