In uno sperduto villaggio del Lancashire muore avvelenato il parroco, Robin Sage. Di lì a poco arrivano in paese il patologo Simon St. James e la moglie Deborah. La scoperta della disgrazia li trascina tra le ombre più cupe di quei luoghi, sui quali aleggiano ancora antiche storie di stregoneria. L’inchiesta del coroner si è già conclusa con il verdetto di morte accidentale, ma Simon non ne è convinto e decide di convocare il suo amico, l’ispettore Lynley, presto raggiunto dal sergente Barbara Havers. I quattro vengono così sommersi da una realtà in cui tutto è continuamente messo in dubbio…
- ISBN: 885025184X
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 594
- Data di uscita: 18-10-2018
Elizabeth George is one of the premier “English-mystery” writers. As it happens, she lives and writes in California, but she apparently studied in England and does locale-specific research before each new novel. She’s very good at capturing the local dialect and geographic description, but, my goodn Leggi tutto
Wow. So "Missing Joseph" packs a punch. George really looks at a variety of relationships and in the end you kind of want to go why do women even deal with men? Except in the case of St. James and his wife Deborah where she continues to be the worst. There's also a look at the mother and child relat Leggi tutto
I loved the first Lynley mystery, A Great Deliverance , which moved me to tears and I rated five stars. I really like George's style of writing--it flows so well--and her detectives--especially Havers, even over Lynley. I've read that the later books (there are 16 to date) are stronger than the early Leggi tutto
"Een atypische Elizabeth George die heel erg verschilt ten opzichte van de voorgaande delen" https://elinevandm.wordpress.com/2019...
I liked “ Missing Joseph ” the least of any Elizabeth George story and she has broached disturbing corners of crime. It received 3 stars, for twists and turns of creativity and story complexity that are to be admired. It however, abounded in distasteful characters with very little relief from bleaknes Leggi tutto
My absolute least favorite of this series, so far--almost enough to put me off the series, but I'll read the next one and see if George returns to form. It's as though the author had a great idea for the outline of the plot and then couldn't think of how to get from the beginning to the end except t Leggi tutto
AROUND THE WORLD OF CRIME AND MYSTERY NORTH AMERICAN AUTHOR/BRITISH MYSTERY - 1993 I'm reading these in order, how does this one compare to the previous five? On page 565 (of 567), the author writes, "One cannot hate while one is engaged in the process of dying." To me, that's BS, as we are all in the Leggi tutto
Read for the second time either late last year or earlier this year. A great novel, beautifully written with real characters that Elizabeth George develops throughout the Inspector Lynley series.
Am I the only person bothered by the violent rape where there are no charges brought against the perpetrator in this book?! It seems the only strong women in this series are victims, the main female characters are self-indulgent prima donnas - i.e. Deborah and Helen. No wonder so many fans are drawn Leggi tutto
My first Elizabeth George novel. Inspector or Lord Lynley and is sidekick Havers are a good combination. Along with St James his scientific friend and Deborah St James wife. The story is set in Lancaster in the middle of winter. The vicar Robin Sage is found dead from accidental hemlock poisoning. J Leggi tutto
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