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Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George

Just One Evil Act

Part of the Inspector Lynley Series
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Inspired by the Amanda Knox case, Elizabeth George has her series character Dr Barbara Havers whipping up tabloid support over the kidnapping of a teenage girl in Italy. Her boss, Inspector Lynley, then goes to Italy and the huge difference between our policing methods and the Italians’ makes for a wonderfully different police procedural thriller. It’s a big novel, over 700 pages so lots to get stuck into.

If you like Elizabeth George you might also like to read books by Jane Adams, Reginald Hill and Jim Kelly.

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Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George

When Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girl's father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her mother, nothing can be done. Five months later, Hadiyyah is kidnapped from an open air market in Lucca, Italy, and this triggers an investigation in the full glare of the media spotlight. Barbara's clever manipulation of the worst of London's tabloids forces New Scotland Yard to become involved. But rather than Barbara herself, her superior officer DI Thomas Lynley is assigned to handle a situation made delicate by racial issues, language difficulties, and the determination of an Italian magistrate to arrest and convict someone - anyone - for the crime.


Lynley is one of the great character portraits in contemporary crime fiction * Boston Globe * Combines an old-school aptitude for twist-riddled plots with modern psychological insights, ethical agonizing, realistic violence and sardonic humor * Wall Street Journal * A first-class, page-turning read * The Times *

About the Author

Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George is the author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. She won the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France. In 1990 she was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI. Her novels have now been adapted for television by the BBC. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee as well as a New York Times and international bestselling author, Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.

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10th April 2014


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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


720 pages


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