Il tranquillo villaggio inglese di Keldale è lo sfondo di un delitto tanto atroce quanto inspiegabile: Roberta, adolescente introversa, viene trovata accanto al cadavere decapitato del padre e le sue uniche parole sono una confessione senza la minima ombra di pentimento. Il parroco, convinto dell'innocenza della ragazza, si reca di persona a Londra per convincere Scotland Yard ad affidare le indagini all'ispettore Thomas Lynley. Coadiuvato dal sergente Barbara Havers, Lynley indagherà nel passato della famiglia di Roberta, scoprendo che la giovanissima madre e la sorella più grande sono scomparse in circostanze misteriose.
- ISBN: 883041896X
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 396
This is a series I have been meaning to start for ages and I am so glad I have got around to it at last! This book is great! It has everything I like in a mystery. 1. A really attractive, talented, charismatic main character who knows exactly what he is doing. And so far he does not appear to be an a Leggi tutto
This is a novel that had been sitting on my tbr list for some time. Though the idea of picking it up really peaked my interest, I think the fact that a number of books in the series are quite long put me off. Since I’m retired, I finally figured if I was ever going to read long books, now’s the time Leggi tutto
UPDATE 2/1/17 ... I found "A Great Deliverance" as outstanding on second read as I did the first time around. My 5***** rating remains unchanged. George's ability to present an evolving and developing character is outstanding for any genre, but even more so for a mystery story, where character is oft Leggi tutto
I initially saw the television adaptation of this book on PBS Mystery! . I was moved by the dark, Yorkshire setting and the budding friendship of Lynley and Havers. It had such a gritty conclusion, that I went to the library the next day and checked out the next book in the series. That was almost 9 Leggi tutto
OFFICIAL BLURB To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders.Now into Keld Leggi tutto
For me, the author's Inspector Lynley series checks all the boxes why I give "modern" detective fiction a wide berth. 1) useless, mind-numbingly boring navel-gazing of the detectives for 290 pages out of 400 - CHECK 2) (as a consequence of 1) story moving at a drunken snail's pace - CHECK 3) (as a cons Leggi tutto
A 61 yr old farmer lies in his barn, brutally murdered, his head chopped off......the head lying a few yards from the body, where it had rolled after being severed. His grossly obese daughter sits beside his headless body, seated on a stool, holding the bloody axe that killed him and says “I did it. Leggi tutto
Rating: 4 solid stars of five The Publisher Says : To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages Leggi tutto
Mixed feelings on this one. Lynley and Havers are fascinating characters, complex and marvelously well-drawn (except for one somewhat gratuitous Lynley interlude). I love the way Havers is allowed to express her resentment and how her inbred distrust and dislike of nobility is thwarted by Lynley's c Leggi tutto
I finished this book last night and I was filled with mixed emotions. After reading this I thought Is it O.K. to murder someone? Even though I could never do this, I now have a different view on this question. The ending was just full of horror. It was almost too much for me to handle. I really did
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