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A Great Deliverance

George, Elizabeth

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Great Deliverance
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"To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cornwell's raiders. Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley...."--Cover p. [4].
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2007, c1988
ISBN: 9780553384796
0553384791
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY GEORGE 2007
Characteristics: 413 p. ;,21 cm

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What is the ultimate way for Thomas Lynley, eighth earl of Asherton to escape his uppercrust disfunctional family? Why become a 'common' detective of course!

Per Kirkus:/* Starred Review */ Awesome first-fiction venture that immediately thrusts the author into P.D. James' dark orbit--with a peel-the-layers-off tale of utter emotional devastation, relieved only by the deep sensitivity and kindnesses of the detective hero

To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cornwell's raiders. Now into Keldale's past... Read More »

"To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cornwell's raiders. Now into Keldale'... Read More »


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Nov 18, 2010
  • SusannahElf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you are a fan of intelligent mystery writing, this series is definitely for you. Elizabeth George writes wonderful characters and almost never hits a false note with any of them. This is true of both the transient characters who appear as part of each story and of the on-going ones. The interplay between the two main detectives and the people in their lives is particularly well done. I would recommend that the series be read in order as much as possible because of the evolving storylines in their personal lives. There are surprises twists and turns which are spoiled if you already know how things turn out.

Jun 28, 2010
  • c_anderson rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the establishing of the main characters more than the plot, and am looking forward to other books in the series.

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