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
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
My first audiobook of the year, and immensely enjoyed it. I have read this book earlier, a decade or so ago, but jumbled up in the series, and last year decided to read this police procedural series in order, as the emotional lives of the police and their near and dear ones are given as much importan Leggi tutto
Rating: 3.875* of five The Book Report : Inspectory Thomas Lynley, aka the eighth Earl of Asherton, is a hard-working man, but even he likes a few days' rest after chasing from pillar to post in solving brutal crimes. His rest is denied him by a call from his boss, at home, on a Sunday: A murder has o Leggi tutto
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
A final older detective series. I plan on continuing to buy these at HPB when I see one.
Da diese Reihe schon ewig her ist, seit ich sie gelesen habe, kann ich mich wirklich an nichts mehr erinnern! Umso schöner weil ich das Gefühl habe, die Geschichten nochmal ganz neu zu erleben! So konnte ich auch super miträtseln, denn in diesem Mordfall gibt es wirklich viele Verwicklungen und auch Leggi tutto
I'm reading the Inspector Lynley novels out of order - having been deterred from reading them for years by the rather mediocre TV series, I was hugely impressed when I eventually got round to reading some of the more recent books in the series. I'm now catching up with the earlier novels. This one wa Leggi tutto
I loved George's first book in this series and this follow-up was another solid entry. At first it started out somewhat reminiscent of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, a group of people coming together at a remote site and voila, murders. Someone is the killer but who? About halfway throu Leggi tutto
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