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This Body of Death Audiobook

This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn't trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, but Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer's hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden and possibly attractive vulnerability.

While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest, a beautiful and strange place where outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don't know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees, and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking.

A multi-layered jigsaw puzzle of a story skillfully structured to keep readers guessing until the very end, This Body of Death is a magnificent achievement from a writer at the peak of her powers.

©2010 Susan Elizabeth George (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"George tantalizes with glimpses of a horrific earlier murder case; showcases Lynley at his shrewdest, most diplomatic best; and confounds readers with a complex array of evidence, motives, and possible solutions." (Publishers Weekly)

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    "Good read"

    Elizabeth George is such a fine writer....this book was no exception. I can't wait for her next one to come out!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Roxy 08-14-10
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    "Very Addicting Listen"

    I have read all of the the Inspector Lynley novels and this one does not disappoint. This book is very long but well worth the time. The character development is great as well as the mystery. I look forward to the next Lynley mystery.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Peterborough, ON, Canada 08-09-10
    Pat Peterborough, ON, Canada 08-09-10 Member Since 2016
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    "A long time fan"

    I am gradually getting over Helen being killed off several books ago but I am still reading books about Lindley. This one was a reasonable read but not as good as many of the early books.

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    Susan S. San Francisco, CA United States 07-16-10
    Susan S. San Francisco, CA United States 07-16-10 Member Since 2006
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    "This Body of Death"

    I loved this book, my first Elizabeth George after listening to all the other popular ones like Stieg Larsson, PD James, Sara Paretsky. I did not even figure out the ending.

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    S. Johnston 09-05-16
    S. Johnston 09-05-16
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    "I did not like -- very disappointed"

    Overly long and confusing beginning. After skipping forward-- and still not finding it engaging -- I decided not to waste my time (or book credit). I had liked the earlier books - narrated by Davina Porter. Better story and narrator for the earlier books.

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    Cathy Hill 08-28-16
    Cathy Hill 08-28-16
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    "Love Elizabeth George narrated by John Lee!"

    John Lee does a wonderful job of bringing Elizabeth George's well-written characters to life! More, please!

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    "This was quite the knot to untangle!"

    I found the backstory of the baby's murder both disturbing and intriguing. When the plots all came together, I was still surprised. Cleverly done. I can't say I recommend to the parents of toddlers though.

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    Karly 02-22-16
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    a bit verbose for me, but I did not see the ending coming as I usually do so that kept me going.

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    Bonny 11-02-15
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    "dark and depressing"

    I didn't care for this story line. it was dark and depressing. Although l've enjoyed other books by this author, I think this is my last.

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    Jeanne Evansville, IN United States 09-01-15
    Jeanne Evansville, IN United States 09-01-15
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    "A Story to Live In"

    As always, Elizabeth George delivers a mystery filled with complex and well-drawn characters. The story unfolds gradually and from many perspectives - just like life. Her tale is told in great detail and allows the reader to live inside it. This can be uncomfortable at times, particularly in the story thread in this book concerning the horrible murder of a young child. However, Even here, Ms. George delivers a degree of moral ambiguity. I enjoyed the many hours I spent inside this story. The narrator was its perfect voice.

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