Friends this is my review of the book This Body of Death by Elizabeth George, which I have read recently. This is the a book that continues the saga of the Inspector Lynley mysteries.
Inspector Lynley remains on compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, and Isabelle Ardery is drafted in as his temporary replacement, with the hope of a permanent placement.
A body is discovered in Stoke Newington cemetery, and quickly Isabelle is floundering and needs help. Her best chance is to try and persuade Lynley to come back and help her. The story has several amusing subplots, one concerns the tensions between Isabelle and Barbara Havers and Barbara's choice of clothes.
Of course Lynley come back and he and Barbara are teamed up together and follow the murder trail into the New Forest. Ponies and past relationships come into play together with long-ago acts of violence, that have poisoned subsequent generations, which has now come to a head.
It is a long detailed book with a complex and intricate plot line but it continues right to the end. The ultimate outcome is not obvious as the story has several twists and turns which makes it a really Autumn good read.
This was book 6 week 4 fiction 6 (audio books 1) non fiction 0
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