Riunita nel maniero scozzese di Westerbrae, una compagnia teatrale londinese si appresta a leggere una nuova commedia. Ma, prima ancora che la serata si sia conclusa, la bellissima autrice viene trovata assassinata nel suo letto. In tutta fretta, dato che la stampa deve essere tenuta all'oscuro del delitto, vengono convocati l'ispettore Thomas Lynley di Scotland Yard e il sergente Barbara Havers, per i quali non è difficile capire che si tratta di un caso complesso e delicato, anche perché vi sono coinvolti il più grande produttore teatrale inglese, due star del teatro e la donna amata da Lynley.
- ISBN: 8830419214
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 432
- Data di uscita: 14-03-2003
This is one of a series of novels about Elizabeth George's creation Inspector Lynley and his sidekick Sergeant Havers. These two characters are a chalk-and-cheese coupling. The aristocrat Thomas Lynley is steeped in tradition but fighting his destiny, wanting more meaning to his life. The council-ho Leggi tutto
UPDATE 2/13/18 ... marvelous even on re-reading ... the murders were complicated and the tension maintained throughout ... but the essence of the story is the way those murders impact EG's continuing characters, and the relationships between those characters ... Barbara Havers (my favorite) plays a
“A Great Deliverance” started slowly because we could not tell who the protagonists were. The CID partnership needed working out and we disliked Barbara. Thomas squirmed over Deborah’s marriage to Simon. There was a lot to navigate and the crimes were abhorrent. However, there came such an ecstatic Leggi tutto
3 stars. I like this book better than the first one, but I still find the writing a bit stuffy, and there was too much personal conflict between the characters for my taste. I would've preferred more focus on the murder mystery itself.
Good Lord, could a story be any more confusing? • Do all of the characters have to be having affairs with each other (either in this book, or as part of their back stories)? • Do in-laws really have sex with each other as much as they do in this novel? • Do most of these characters have to have 3 or Leggi tutto
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