With No One as Witness (Inspector Lynley #13)
“[A] juicy serial killer whodunit.”
“Delicately textured...achingly compassionate....It’s one of George’s best, and that’s saying something.”
The 13th novel in Elizabeth George’s acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Inspector Linley crime fiction series, With No One as Witness is arguably the most riveting, shocking, and emotionally compelling of th...more
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That said, I found the book absorbing...despite its length, I was hardly able to put it down. Ms. George paints the scene beautifully, and her characters are richly multidimensional, bringing the reader into their heads and hearts to see the world throu...more
This was a re-read for me. Before I start looking for the next one, I wanted to re-read this one. In this book George did a very artful job of presenting a police procedural with a serial killer of little boys. The usual problems between Lindley and Hilliard come to a boiling point. And there is ultimately a tragedy of great proportions. George does a wonderful job of presenting the initial grief processes for everyone involved. I’ve only lost one re...more
I am happy to see with this instalment my beloved protagonists Thomas Lynley and his partner Barbara Havers back to the forefront and plunged into a suspenseful case complete with red herrings and gritty crime scenes. The book provides an intellectual challenge, its 600 pages or more is a kaleidoscope of complicated themes and sub-themes crisscrossed with a rich narrative that keeps us on the edge of our seat while tracking the numerous players that pop in...more
Besides trying to make out what a "torch" is or a...more
A serial killer is targeting adolescent boys in London. The problem is that no one noticed until the 4th victim - who was white. Now Acting-Superindent Thomas Lynley, who, in addition to working for Scotland Yard is also an Earl, is struggling to investigate in a coherent fashion with the media circling around crying of racism, since only cursory investigation went into the murders of the first three mix-raced boys.
Although I always find George's Lynley...more
A serieal killer is loose in London, but Scotland Yard doesn't realize it until a fourth body is draped over a tombstone. As the Inspector and his staff work through the clues, they deal with interference from upper management, an embedded reporter...more
The villian is particularly creepy - I'm never a fan of crimes against children, so be warned if that is sensitive for you, the murder scenes are gruesome and some of the secondary suspects also have disturbing connections to children. That said, I was thoroughly engaged with the main characters and will seek out other book...more
Susan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain. Eleven of her novels, featuring her character Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
She was born in Warren, Ohio, but moved to the S...more
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