Reader Review: Lynley was such a pig in this one that I would have considered waiving my usual objection to killing off series characters. Okay, I didn't want him knocked off, but I wish Barbara would've smacked him a good one once or twice. What a jerk.* That consideration aside, the mystery kept me interested, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. (*And obviously, the characters feel very real to me.)
Calder Moor is a wild and deadly place: many have been trapped in the myriad limestone caves, lost in collapsed copper mines, injured on perilous gritstone ridges. But this time, when two bodies are discovered in the shadow of the ancient circle of stones known as Nine Sisters Henge, it is clearly not a case for Mountain Rescue. The corpses are those of a young man and woman. Each met death in a different fashion. Each died violently.
To Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, brought in to investigate by special request, this grisly crime promises to be one of the toughest assignments of his career. For the unfortunate Nicola Maiden was the daughter of a former officer in an elite undercover unit, a man Lynley once regarded as a mentor. Now, as Lynley struggles to find out if Nicola's killer was an enemy of her father's or one she earned herself, a disgraced Barbara Havers, determined to redeem herself in the eyes of her longtime partner, crisscrosses London seeking information on the second murder victim.
Yet the more dark secrets Lynley and Havers uncover, the more they learn that neither the victims nor the suspects are who they appear to be. And once again they come up against the icy realization that human relationships are often murderous...and that the blood that binds can also kill.
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|Title of eBook: In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner||Series: Thomas Lynley & Barbara Havers, , #10|
|Release Date: 03-24-2009|
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In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
He began with his appearance, giving himself a ruthless scrutiny in his bedroom's cheval glass. He straightened the collar of his shirt and flicked a piece of lint from his shoulder. He stared at his face and schooled his features into the expression he wanted them to wear. He should look completely serious, he decided. Concerned, yes, because concern was reasonable. But he shouldn't look conflicted. And certainly he shouldn't look ripped up inside and wondering how he came to be where he was, at this precise moment, with his world a shambles.
As to what he was going to say, two sleepless nights and two endless days had given Julian plenty of time to rehearse what remarks he wished to make when the appointed hour rolled round. Indeed, it was in elaborate but silent fantasy conversations--tinged with no more worry than was enough to suggest that he had nothing personal invested in the matter--that Julian had spent most of the past two nights and two days that had followed Nicola Maiden's unbelievable announcement. Now, after forty-eight hours engaged in endless colloquies within his own skull, Julian was eager to get on with things, even if he had no assurance that his words would bring the result he wanted.
He turned from the cheval glass and ...
Title: In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner September 22, 2010 Lynley was such a pig in this one that I would have considered waiving my usual objection
Average Customer Review:
Number of Comments: 1 Rating(s) 1 Review(s)
kept me interested
Reviewer: A reader from Virginia, USA
to killing off series characters. Okay, I didn't want him knocked off,
but I wish Barbara would've smacked him a good one once or twice. What
a jerk.* That consideration aside, the mystery kept me interested, and I
am looking forward to the next book in the series.
(*And obviously, the characters feel very real to me.)
September 22, 2010
Lynley was such a pig in this one that I would have considered waiving my usual objection
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