Kenneth Fleming poteva avere tutto: ancora un passo e sarebbe diventato il più grande giocatore di cricket d’Inghilterra e avrebbe conquistato l’amore dei suoi sogni. E invece si è addormentato per sempre, lasciandosi alle spalle lo straziante rimorso di sua moglie Jean e il rancore e la solitudine delle altre donne che lo hanno amato. Quante donne nella vita di Kenneth Fleming, e quanti misteri intorno alla sua morte. Ma Thomas Lynley, ispettore di Scotland Yard, è troppo onesto con se stesso per accettare la comoda spiegazione di un delitto perfetto, e troppo caparbio per lasciare che la verità svanisca per sempre in un pugno di cenere…
- ISBN: 8850237618
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 676
I haven't always been fond of George's narrative style, and in the later books, the different POVs drove me nuts. That said, this book has one of the best characterization I've read in her books. Brilliant.
This was a big book, 681 pages and it too me over a week to read it, but it was worth it. Elizabeth George gets better by the book. A first class writer and story-teller, that keeps you in your seat, not wanting to put the book down. This one was about the murder of an England Cricketer, Kenneth Fle Leggi tutto
Dieses Mal war sehr viel Handlung auf ein psychologisches Profil einer der Beteiligten ausgelegt, eine Art Tagebuch / Rückschau, was alles vor dem Mord vorgefallen ist. Das hat mir etwas zu viel Raum eingenommen, wodurch die Ermittlungen zu kurz kamen. Trotzdem war es insgesamt wieder sehr spannend Leggi tutto
So this one drags due to the narrative style. I didn't know who the heck Olivia Whitelaw was at first and even when I did find out, I didn't get what was going on until the very end. I have to say that the big left me feeling perplexed about a few things and I just didn't like how it ended. I can gu Leggi tutto
Playing for the Ashes is the 7th book in the Inspector Lynley mystery series. Like all of her books, even a seemingly open and shut case is vastly complicated, as the motives for murder, and equally unhelpful suspects, slowly amass. “The Ashes” historically refer to the prize that is awarded in a Te Leggi tutto
Seventh in the Inspector Lynley mystery series set in modern-day London with Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers with this particular story set in Kent. My Take Excellent as always. George is rather scary in some ways with how impossible it seems to solve the crime that occur Leggi tutto
Book 7 in the Inspector Lynley series This is one edge of the seat gripping mystery offering several plots within its main plot, a great work of detective fiction, one of Ms George’s best. The story opens when the body of England’s leading batsman Kenneth Fleming is discovered in a burnt out country c Leggi tutto
A typical George mystery, with her detectives Lynley and Havers well, convincingly, and likeably written and a few of the other characters scarcely believable and frankly nauseating. (Olivia in particular, who is misanthropic and virulently self-destructive up until the last few pages.) As is her wo Leggi tutto
I liked this one better than the last one of these I read. I was quite engaged in Olivia's story for most of the book. In the end I just got worn down by sheer volume, there was too much of everything- emotion hardship, more emotion, miscommunication loneliness etc making all together a melancholy m Leggi tutto
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