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Payment in Blood (Inspector Lynley, #2)
I'm not a huge fan of Elizabeth George, but I always finish every book of hers that I pick up. This one was actually one of her bests. The reviews on the back keep comparing George to P. D. James and though I think such a comparison is ludicrous, this Lynley mystery does read like a watered down James novel. The setting and set-up were classic, and the pace moved right along and kept my interest. The problem with this book, as with all George's book in my opinion, is her tendency to descend into cheap, romance fiction. It seems whenever she tries to describe peoples emotions or love relationships we end up squarely in a melodrama. But this was less of a distraction than usual in this book and didn't overshadow the plot too much.
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