Quando il corpo di una giovane donna, colpito da numerose coltellate, viene rinvenuto in un isolato cimitero di Londra, Lynley e la sua squadra sono chiamati a intervenire. Ma questo non è un caso come gli altri: li condurrà infatti dalle cupe periferie londinesi allo Hampshire, una zona dell'Inghilterra sconosciuta ai più, un luogo bello e al tempo stesso inquietante, dove gli animali vagano liberi per le strade, i tetti sono ancora di paglia e gli estranei non sono i benvenuti. Una zona che nasconde segreti tragici, crudeli, efferati. Cosa ha portato la vittima dalla serenità apparente dello Hampshire alla caleidoscopica confusione di Londra, e chi poteva volere la sua morte? Sono troppi, e spesso misteriosi, i personaggi che si muovevano nella sua orbita: una pittoresca sensitiva, un violinista visionario che sente le voci degli angeli, un artista di strada che colleziona amanti; oltre a un ex fidanzato dal passato oscuro... Un puzzle intricato e sconvolgente, strutturato per condurre il lettore fino alla fine del romanzo con il fiato in gola.
- ISBN: 8830429996
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 666
Having gotten sick of YA books, I've lately been binge reading a bunch of adult mysteries. Elizabeth George's Lynley series has been one of them. For the most part, the books have been pretty good. Except for this book. First, there was nothing wrong with the mystery. I absolutely loved the mystery an Leggi tutto
In this 16th book in the 'Inspector Lynley' series, Scotland Yard investigates two crimes: the murder of a toddler by three juvenile delinquents who are soon caught and the murder of a young woman in a London cemetery by an unknown assailant. The book can be read as a standalone but knowledge of the Leggi tutto
The good news? If you were aghast when Elizabeth George killed off Helen Lynley, disinterested in "What Came Before He Shot Her," and underwhelmed by "Careless in Red," then you'll take some small comfort knowing that "This Body of Death" is better than the last couple of George novels. Lynley is ba Leggi tutto
I've enjoyed most of Elizabeth George's books. However, the last two have not gone well for me. I couldn't even pick up"What Came Before He Shot Her", with it's merciless, depressing look at the very poor and very abused murder perpetrator/child. "Careless in Red" was okay, but slow. This book introd Leggi tutto
this book is endless. when you figure out who the killer is, you still have like three hundred pages to go, so you tell yourself the person you figured out cannot possibly be the killer, 'cause how is EG going to keep the book going for another three hundred pages when we all know who the killer is? Leggi tutto
Mystery fans, rejoice! Elizabeth George has returned with a novel worthy of the Lynley moniker. Anyone following George's Inspector Lynley series will know that This Body of Death is the third novel following the murder of Inspector Thomas Lynley's beloved wife, Helen. ( What Came Before He Shot Her Leggi tutto
A disappointing continuation of the Lynley-Havers series (spoilers). When I first started reading Elizabeth George's Lynley mysteries, I was caught not only by the crimes and motivations of the secondary characters, but of the interesting dynamic between DI Lynley and (then) DC Havers. Havers remains Leggi tutto
Okay, I love Elizabeth George, but can someone tell her editor to trim at least 75 to 100 pages from her books? We don't need a psyche profile for EVERY character in the book. I actually listened to this book on CD because there was no way I was going to read this tome night after night. Anyway, this Leggi tutto
Really wavered on the 3 vs 4 stars. I have loved Elizabeth George murder mysteries since I happened across my first book of hers years ago - I think it was a coverless paperback that I got free while working at a bookstore. Then a couple books ago, she did something with a character that I found pre Leggi tutto
Mein Fazit: Der Aufbau war dieses Mal sehr spannend, denn es gibt Abschnitte, die weit in die Vergangenheit der Figuren zurückreichen. Wie das zusammenhängt und von wem genau die Rede ist erfährt man natürlich erst am Ende. Die "Neue" im Ermittlungsteam, Inspector Isabelle Ardery, mochte ich leider g Leggi tutto
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