Careless in Red (Inspector Lynley, Book 15) by Elizabeth George

By Elizabeth George

Unique book: 2008

After the mindless homicide of his spouse, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, the place he has spent six solitary weeks climbing the awful and rugged sea coast. yet regardless of how a long way he walks, regardless of how hard his days, the painful stories of Helen's dying don't diminish.

On the forty-third day of his stroll, on the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the physique of a tender guy who seems to be to have fallen to his loss of life. the nearest city, higher recognized for its travelers and its browsing than its intrigue, turns out an not likely position for homicide. even though, it quickly turns into obvious smart killer is certainly at paintings, and this time Lynley isn't a detective yet a witness and probably a suspect.

The head of the greatly understaffed neighborhood police division wishes Lynley's support, even though, particularly in terms of the mysterious, secretive girl whose cottage lies no longer faraway from the place the physique was once stumbled on. yet can Lynley permit move of the previous lengthy sufficient to unravel a so much devious and thoroughly deliberate crime?

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Careless in Red (Inspector Lynley, Book 15)

Unique e-book: 2008

After the mindless homicide of his spouse, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, the place he has spent six solitary weeks mountaineering the awful and rugged beach. yet irrespective of how a ways he walks, irrespective of how arduous his days, the painful stories of Helen's loss of life don't diminish.

On the forty-third day of his stroll, on the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the physique of a tender guy who seems to have fallen to his demise. the nearest city, larger recognized for its travelers and its browsing than its intrigue, turns out an not going position for homicide. in spite of the fact that, it quickly turns into obvious shrewdpermanent killer is certainly at paintings, and this time Lynley isn't really a detective yet a witness and doubtless a suspect.

The head of the greatly understaffed neighborhood police division wishes Lynley's support, notwithstanding, specially by way of the mysterious, secretive girl whose cottage lies no longer faraway from the place the physique was once chanced on. yet can Lynley allow pass of the prior lengthy sufficient to resolve a such a lot devious and thoroughly deliberate crime?

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But the worth-while game, the game that should be hunted, the really big beasts, were under the protection of the state, like beasts in a zoological garden. Dr. Lutz looked angry when he heard this sermon. 19 THE Q U A R R Y He found it most objectionable, and actually he thought it improper not to protest against such immoral attitudes. But after all, the old man was sick and would very soon retire. Thank God. Unfortunately, he had to go now, he said, swallowing his anger, he was due at a meeting of the Public Welfare Office at eleven-thirty.

The room spun around for a moment, Gulliver re­ minded him of a giant bat. Then the room stood still again, only it was a little bit crooked. But that he could take in his stride. “ You knew Nehle,” said Barlach. The giant replied, “ I had dealings with him occa­ sionally,” and occupied himself with his vodka. Then he started to talk, but now no longer in his former cold, clear voice, but in a strangely singing tone, which became more marked when what he said was ironic or sarcastic, but which was sometimes nevertheless soft and tempered.

30 GULLIVER B ut around midnight the old man awakened when a soft noise came from the window and the cold night air rushed in. The Commissioner did not turn on the lights at once. Instead, he pondered what was happening. He guessed that the shutters were slowly being pushed up. The darkness that surrounded him lifted; phantomlike, the curtains fluttered in the uncertain light. Then he heard the shutters being cautiously pulled down. Again the impenetrable darkness of midnight surrounded him, but he sensed that a figure was moving toward him from the window.

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