Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 10, 2014

    Mary Jo Schimelpfenig: IMG Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi of 2014



    Here are the books that knocked my socks off in 2014. All of them would make great gifts; each of them was truly something that evoked that... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$29.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
25 Local Warehouse Mystery- A to Z
18 Remote Warehouse Mystery- A to Z

Just One Evil ACT: A Lynley Novel

by

Just One Evil ACT: A Lynley Novel Cover

ISBN13: 9780525952961
ISBN10: 0525952969
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George offers the latest in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story featuring fan favorite Barbara Havers.

Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara cant really help—Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isnt on Hadiyyahs, their daughters, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold.

Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. The Italian police are investigating, and the Yard wont get involved, until Barbara takes matters into her own hands. As she attempts to navigate the complicated waters of doing anything for the case against her superiors orders, her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, is dispatched to Italy as the liaison between the Italian police and Hadiyyahs distraught parents.

In time, both Barbara and Lynley discover that the case is far more complex than just a kidnapping, revealing secrets about Angelina; her new lover, Lorenzo; and even Azhar—secrets Barbara may not be willing to accept. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far shes willing to go to protect it.

Review:

"This riveting tale of love, passion, and betrayal, the 18th Inspector Lynley novel from bestseller George (after 2012's Believing the Lie), spotlights Det. Sgt. Barbara Havers. Taymullah Azhar, a science professor who's a friend and neighbor of Havers in North London, is devastated to come home one day and discover that his nine-year-old daughter, Hadiyyah, and most of her possessions are gone. Hadiyyah's mother, Angelina Upman, to whom Azhar was never married, has decamped to Italy with the girl. A grateful Azhar accepts Havers's offer to act as a private detective, though her superiors resist her request for a leave of absence. Months later, when kidnappers take Hadiyyah from Angelina in an Italian marketplace, Lynley travels to Lucca, Tuscany, to look into the matter. Havers later goes AWOL to Lucca, where she seizes the initiative in the case and risks her career to persuade Scotland Yard to get involved. Fully realized Italian characters, from a lover whose face cannot hide his emotions to the charming Chief Insp. Salvatore Lo Bianco, add to the rich ensemble cast. Series fans will enjoy following Lynley and Havers on their first investigation outside the U.K., while newcomers will be just as enthralled. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers a new masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers as never before.

Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by her mother, and Barbara cant really help. Azhar has no legal claim.

Just when Azhar is beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss, he gets more shocking news: Hadiyyah has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. As both Barbara and her partner,  Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far shes willing to go to protect it.

Synopsis:

For waitress and cub reporter Emma Graham, tragedy defines where she lives. Spirit Lake, La Porte, and Lake Noir have been held in thrall by intertwined crimes: the murders of Mary-Evelyn Devereau, Rose Queen, and Fern Queen; the supposed kidnapping of a four-month-old baby from the Belle Ruin hotel twenty years previously; and, most recently, the attack on Emma. And with the arrival of an unexpected visitor and a drifter, it looks like the bad times have only begun...

About the Author

Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen suspense novels, two young adult novels, one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha Awards as well as several other prestigious prizes. She lives in Washington State.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

itsgood10, October 23, 2014 (view all comments by itsgood10)
This installment of the Inspector Lynley series focuses once more on Barbara Havers. While Elizabeth George crafts a filled-out character in Lynley, she outdoes herself in her portrait of Lynley's Sergeant sidekick. Havers' fearless pursuit of a kidnapped nine-year-old friend, risking her job at the Metropolitan Police while rushing to Italy to pick up the trail again shows us this woman's true grit. All her personality quirks, fashion mishaps, and inept relationship flaws only make you want to love her more. We want her to succeed in her mission. You end up pulling for her the whole way.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Cathleen Casey, July 25, 2014 (view all comments by Cathleen Casey)
I give myself permission during the summer to read unlimited mysteries! Elizabeth George's Just One Evil Act alternates between a European border crossing kidnapping, a strange Italian convent, transcontinental murders and psychodrama galore. ALL of her Thomas Lynley/Barbara Havers mysteries always have good intellectual content. Plus their professional relationship is always fascinating. At over 700 pages she satisfies all my mystery needs.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525952961
Author:
George, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Dutton Books
Author:
Grimes, Martha
Author:
Porter, Davina
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker &...
    Sale Hardcover $7.98
  2. A Question of Honor: A Bess Crawford...
    Used Hardcover $17.95

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » General
Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » New Arrivals

Just One Evil ACT: A Lynley Novel New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.95 In Stock
Product details 624 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525952961 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This riveting tale of love, passion, and betrayal, the 18th Inspector Lynley novel from bestseller George (after 2012's Believing the Lie), spotlights Det. Sgt. Barbara Havers. Taymullah Azhar, a science professor who's a friend and neighbor of Havers in North London, is devastated to come home one day and discover that his nine-year-old daughter, Hadiyyah, and most of her possessions are gone. Hadiyyah's mother, Angelina Upman, to whom Azhar was never married, has decamped to Italy with the girl. A grateful Azhar accepts Havers's offer to act as a private detective, though her superiors resist her request for a leave of absence. Months later, when kidnappers take Hadiyyah from Angelina in an Italian marketplace, Lynley travels to Lucca, Tuscany, to look into the matter. Havers later goes AWOL to Lucca, where she seizes the initiative in the case and risks her career to persuade Scotland Yard to get involved. Fully realized Italian characters, from a lover whose face cannot hide his emotions to the charming Chief Insp. Salvatore Lo Bianco, add to the rich ensemble cast. Series fans will enjoy following Lynley and Havers on their first investigation outside the U.K., while newcomers will be just as enthralled. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers a new masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers as never before.

Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by her mother, and Barbara cant really help. Azhar has no legal claim.

Just when Azhar is beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss, he gets more shocking news: Hadiyyah has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. As both Barbara and her partner,  Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far shes willing to go to protect it.

"Synopsis" by ,

For waitress and cub reporter Emma Graham, tragedy defines where she lives. Spirit Lake, La Porte, and Lake Noir have been held in thrall by intertwined crimes: the murders of Mary-Evelyn Devereau, Rose Queen, and Fern Queen; the supposed kidnapping of a four-month-old baby from the Belle Ruin hotel twenty years previously; and, most recently, the attack on Emma. And with the arrival of an unexpected visitor and a drifter, it looks like the bad times have only begun...

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.