Nessuno sembra in grado di spiegare l'omicidio della giovane Elena Weaver, studentessa del St. Stephen College di Cambridge. E anche l'ispettore Thomas Lynley e il sergente Barbara Havers di Scotland Yard stavolta hanno serie difficoltà a ricostruire un ritratto della vittima che tutti sembrano aver amato: Elena era così piena di vitalità, di sensualità e di innocenza che sembra impossibile che qualcuno abbia voluto porre termine in modo così brutale alla sua vita. Forse la verità va ricercata altrove, nel rarefatto ambiente universitario di Cambridge, o nella sua cerchia familiare: il padre, professore di grande prestigio e di ambizioni accademiche; la madre, una donna amareggiata e inasprita che vive a Londra; o la seconda moglie del padre. O forse c'è ancora qualche dettaglio che sfugge e il quadro è ancora lungi dall'essere completo. Già pubblicato da Mondadori nel 1993 con il titolo Per amore di Elena Longanesi ristampa un romanzo da tempo esaurito per completare il catalogo dei libri di Elizabeth George.
- ISBN: 8830420360
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 486
I enjoy this series. To me I feel that they are a light fluffy read. Some or better than others, but I feel like they just don't have enough action for me. Others will probably feel differently because I love my suspense more than a mystery. I have to say the ending of her series always gives a curv Leggi tutto
“ For The Sake Of Elena ”, 1992, is well written, a head above anyone else. Elizabeth George refers in acknowledgements, to her genre as “literary mystery”. But this is another novel for fans: who want the personal lives of Thomas, Helen, Barbara, Simon. It does not have dramatic moments. I nearly gav Leggi tutto
A very slutty deaf girl is bludgeoned to death whilst jogging near her Cambridge college. Was the killer one of her lovers? Was it a misogynistic Shakespeare professor with an enormous penis? Was it her frigid, Stepfordesque stepmother? Will we have to explore the artistic feud between Whistler and
Wow. I really really liked this one a lot. I have to say that George did a masterful job of peeling off the layers of who murdered Elena Weaver as well as how Lynley has been selfish in his pursuit of Lady Helen. We also get a great look at Havers home life now that her father has passed. Havers str Leggi tutto
Another well-written murder mystery, even if the motive revealed at the end is fraught with melodrama. At first I was indignant, certain the author had cheated me, but after re-reading an earlier chapter (I bet every reader will go back and revisit this chapter) I acknowledged an acceptable bit of c Leggi tutto
The plot is thus: Elena Weaver, a student of English at Cambridge, gets her face smashed in while out for her morning run. Scotland Yard is called in because of blah blah plot contrivance blah. Anyway, Elena was deaf, and this is a MAJOR DEAL TO LIKE, EVERYONE SHE KNEW. Her parents wouldn’t let her Leggi tutto
Fifth in the Inspector Lynley detective mystery series set in modern-day England and revolving around Tommy Lynley, eighth Earl of Asherton, and his Scotland Yard partner, Barbara Havers. My Take It all comes down to love of one's craft, love for another, but mostly, love for one's self and how it aff Leggi tutto
(#5 in the Lynley-Havers Series)Elizabeth George does it again. A bunch of mini-stories rolled up into one. Elena is murdered. Lynley and Havers are brought in to investigate bringing in personal problems of their own. Helen is in Cambridge helping her sister (Penelope) take care of her kids. Lynley Leggi tutto
Waiting till after buddy read to rate.
For a long time I really liked Elizabeth George but eventually her plots became....more taxing than I was willing to read....kind of bizarre. This one was the first I ever read and I really liked it; this time, much less so. It can be quite inevitable that some American writes, writing about England Leggi tutto
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