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Available October 27, 2015
A Banquet of Consequences (Inspector Lynley Novel)by Elizabeth George
Synopses & Reviews
Sequel to the Edgar-nominated The Edge of Nowhere, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George
A mysterious girl who wont speak; a coal black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of unknown origin—strange things are happening on Whidbey Island, and Becca King, is drawn into the maelstrom of events. But Beccahas her own secrets to hide. Still on the run from her criminal stepfather, Becca is living in a secret location. Even Derric, the Ugandan orphan with whom Becca shares a close, romantic relationship, cant be allowed to know her whereabouts. As secrets of past and present are revealed, Becca becomes aware of her growing paranormal powers, and events build to a shocking climax anticipated by no one.
Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth.
"A ripping good thriller." —School Library Journal
"A threatened transfer to the north of England subdues Det. Sgt. Barbara Havers of London's Metropolitan Police in bestseller George's uneven 19th Lynley novel (after 2013's Just One Evil Act). Barbara's investigation of the murder of feminist writer Clare Abbott leads her to the writer's personal assistant, Caroline Goldacre, a middle-aged busybody who verbally abused and threatened Clare. The author sensitively depicts Det. Insp. Thomas Lynley, Barbara's partner, as he puts his own job on the line to help her. Barbara's secretary's efforts to send her on dates provide some comic relief. Unfortunately, the novel becomes bogged down exploring Caroline's extensive family problems — divorce, adultery, child abuse, marital squabbles — to the point where readers may begin to worry they have stumbled by mistake into a sprawling family saga. Both the detectives and the mystery recede into the background in an entry that may try the patience of even the most dedicated series fans. Six-city author tour. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The #1 New York Times bestselling authors award-winning Inspector Lynley series returns with another character-driven crime drama featuring beloved Scotland Yard members Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.
Elizabeth George first claimed a spot on the New York Times bestseller list in 1994. Two decades later her Lynley novels are still at the top of national bestseller lists, proving how vast and loyal her audience is. Critics and fans alike cherish Inspector Lynley, eighth Earl of Asherton, and Sergeant Havers, his working-class partner, for their believably irascible relationship as much as for their uncanny ability to solve the most challenging cases. And in her twentieth Inspector Lynley novel, A Banquet of Consequences, George delivers another winner as Lynley and Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London to the windswept town of Shaftesbury during one of their most complex cases yet.
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.
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