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This Body of Death: Book summary and reviews of This Body of Death by Elizabeth George

This Body of Death

An Inspector Lynley Novel

by Elizabeth George

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This Body of Death by Elizabeth George
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  • Published May 2010
    704 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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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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"Starred Review. George's richly rewarding 16th novel to feature Det. Insp. Thomas Lynley offers an intricate plot that will satisfy even jaded fans of psychological suspense." - Publishers Weekly

"This very bloated effort will interest only George’s longtime fans." - Booklist

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Mr.Hall

Pedantic to the max
This woman must get paid by the page !!
There are so many trivial passages in this book that it makes one wonder “why bother!”!
I do not recommend this book. Run away!!!

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Elizabeth George Author Biography

Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty psychological suspense novels, four young adult novels, one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, two Edgar nominations, and both France's and Germany's first prize for crime fiction, as well as several other prestigious prizes. She lives in Washington State.

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