DOWNLOAD · FERA-NOGI46-GO.XYZ ½ Elizabeth GeorgeR her next bookMost highly recommendedThis book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review Who is the SheWho is the she in Elizabeth George s title There are many possibilities First the irrepressible insubordinate ill kempt Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers who is my favorite character in the whole series for her colorful way of saying off color things brilliant instincts and believable background Barbara has managed to piss off many of her superiors at Scotland Yard and at the beginning of the book she is sent off to Shropshire on an investigation with Detective Chief Superintendent Isabelle Ardery her arch nemesis The assignment has been designed as an opportunity for her to screw p and be appropriately punished by exile to the far northOr the she could be Isabelle Ardery herself whom we have come to dislike in the previous novel A Banuet of Conseuen Like a mediocre muffin dotted with delicious chocolate chips were Lynley and Havers in this nearly 700 page tome I Signs of War and Peace used it forpper arm workouts during breaks from reading There is an interminable The Pipe Organ (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn, uantity ofninteresting storyline here involving binge drinking college students screwing and blowjobbing college students and an Anglo Indian family falling apart The Isabelle Ardery thread was surprisingly welcome We hate her because she is a termagant and has a sexual past with Lynley and our hatred is nudged along here by her ncontrollable drunkenness Every time she thinks about reaching for the airline vodka bottle pulls her hand away and then reaches for it again and downs it readers will cheer We won t be happy ntil she is finally destroyedSomething interesting happens to Lynley in that George makes his aristocraticness the cause of his good character and virtues He is so well bred that it has become impossible for him to do wrong The book does in fact end with a scene i I was pleasantly surprised to find that Elizabeth George brought Inspector Thomas Lynley the 8th Earl of Asherton back full force in this novel It had seemed like she had been pushing Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers into the main character role If this had continued in this book I was ready to give p on this seriesInspector Lynley and Detective Sergeant Havers are sent to discover if a suicide was really a few suicide or a murder Elizabeth George has improved the character of Barbara Havers so that she is a lot likable She and Lynley make a formidable team Heavenly days Elizabeth George is amazing This book looked daunting when I got it as it is 690 Pages I Wanted pages I wanted feel that she could have told the story in half that but of course she couldn t We needed every bit of it to solve the crimes examine all the players and come to a typical LynleyHavers conclusion This book is tremendous 4 starsI love Elizabeth George s Linley and Havers mystery series She does everything I like in a mystery She has great leading detectives who s lives evolve as the series goes on The mystery itself is complex and steeped in real life issues And she gets deep into her characters by writing the story from different perspectives But reading the next instalment in the series is No small feat because all of her books are massive bricks The Punishment She Deserves is almost 700 pages long and I enjoyed every page The death occurs in a small town in Wales and Havers and her superiors are sent to look at whether the local police properly ruled it a suicide The story delves into a group of local young people an nderfunded police force and different forms of obsessive parenting There s no point getting into a deep description of the story but I suspect fans of this series would enjoy it as much as I didGetting into this series is a Deep Commitment I Took commitment I took plunge ite a few years ago and caught p by reading each book obsessively one after the other over a few months This may not be for everyone but I m happy I did and am always happy to read the next one In this 20th book in the Inspector Lynley series Detective Citizens–Ian Druitt the local deacon–is accused of a serious crime Then while in police custody Ian is found dead Did he kill himself Or was he murderedWhen Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ian’s death all the evidence points to suicide But Barbara can?. Elizabeth George and I are in a lovehate relationship right now She is probably Understanding the Mass unaware of it but I am I love Lynley and Havers and have been reading them for decades It is a commitment because George loves the sound of her own voice and writes overlong books This one was over 690 pages and 150 of them could have been edited easily and made the story clearer but whyibble Continuing on her attack of her beloved characters Havers is once ag As a fan faithful of Elizabeth George s it is an exuisite pleasure to Again Open One Of open one of lengthy tomes and know that I will be lost to her words lots of them for a fair while AND blissfully happy meeting p with one of my favourite literary anti heroes Lieutenant Barbara Havers This time round George does not disappoint and the novel is as serpentine as the best of those written by her in past time bringing Havers into messy moments as sual and offering Thomas Lynley Ethics Playbook up with his typical aristocratic euanimity The Punishment She Deserves is set in a British village a college town which can suffer from rowdiness in its late hours after pubs close where young people test boundaries suffer depression look for new versions of themselves and search out new relationships Somehow something went very wrong Was procedure followed when the curate was found having committed suicide When the alcoholic Superintendent Irene takes Barbara with her intending to dead end the lieutenant s career the outcome is circumvented by Havers strategic and careful investigating She and Lynley return and the complicated lengthy procedure of figuring out what actually happened ensues Elizabeth George writes gritty novels The descriptions of the settings are so lovely in her books I sometimes think we are lulled into thinking her plots might be eually scenic None of her characters are without faults and even those most relatable can be irritating as heck Her main characters like Barbara Havers for instance may be left without redemption in one novel only to totally shift their life s situation in another The college students here are all somewhat anguished very bleak tied to the terrible event and with wretched personal lives The state of limbo Police work is also in limbo Families in limbo And everything and everyone cannot move forwardntilI very much enjoyed The Punishment She Deserves and felt that it was one of
s better recent novels the ending promises that another is in the works Five stars Ian Druitt was a respected deacon of the Church of England When he turns How to become a Kingdom Millionaire up dead while in police custody due to an accusation of pedophilia it sp to Detective Chief Superintendent Isabelle Ardery to sort out whether it was suicide or murder She reluctantly teams The Duchess of Vidal up with DS Barbara Havers and they set off to historic Ludlow to investigate Ardery is battling demons than a possible murderer She s fighting with her ex husband who is determined to move out of the country with their two sons and Ardery s been hitting the vodka bottle too often She s also determined to finally find enough reason to call for the transfer of Havers out of her districtI ve have been a fan of this author since her first book many years ago Ms George is a master at meticulously plotting out her complex mysteries but where she truly excels is in her characters If you decide to read something by this author and I hope you do you should start with her first book A Great Deliverance so you have a goodnderstanding of the background of each of the characters and can grow to love them as I have Her newest book is a long one over 700 pages on my Kindle but you ll get no complaints about that from me as the time I spend with these characters the happier I am This is a complex tale and one of the best that this author has written I became totally engrossed in the mystery and I so very much enjoyed Ms George s humorous telling of Havers attempts at tap dancing Ms George remains my favorite English mystery writer though she s American I m already longing fo. Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a iet historic medieval town in EnglandThe cozy bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected.George S Better Recent Novels
the matter Both Hillier and Ardery have an lterior motive as well they want to find a reason tomatter Both Hillier and Ardery have an Du fährst zu oft nach Heidelberg und andere Erzählungen ulterior motive as well they want to find a reason to SgtHavers who s a thorn in their sides to the booniesso they re rid of her for good Once the detectives get to Ludlow Ardery who s a spiraling alcoholic with personal problems does a shallow by the book investigation wanting to get back to London as soon as possible Havers however makes thorough inuiries This gets Havers into trouble with Arderybut ends with Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley going back to Ludlow to re investigate Pruitt s death Once Havers and Lynley begin a real investigation they discover that things are amiss in Ludlow For instance the CCTV camera that would have shown the anonymous caller who accused Pruitt of child abuse was moved the police station parking lot wassed for sexual liaisons the county s Assistant Chief Constable had CSO Ruddock keeping an eye on her son Finn a college boy who partied hard a girl had been assaulted and Everyone is keeping secrets though and Havers and Lynley have to winkle them out to learn the truth about Pruit s death In this they re aided by Sergeant Winston Nkata back at the Met who s a whiz with computer searches The book has a complex plot and a rich cast of characters The characters include a Ludlow physician of Indian heritage and her drug sing British husband indifferent college students who share a house and are friends with benefits a cadre of women who belong to a glider club a couple who s waiting for marriage a vicar who worked with Ian Pruitt and The detectives interact with many of these people while they re looking into Pruitt s demise which turns out to be a wrongful deathOne of the big pleasures of this series is following the private lives of Lynley and Havers who ve been through a lot since they became detective partners In this book widowed Lynley is still dating veterinarian Daidre Trahair who only makes a token appearance in the story thank goodness and Barbara Havers and Met secretary Dorothea Harriman are taking tap dancing lessons so they can improve their fitness and lose a few pounds The women are preparing for a dance recital and Barbara FORBIDS Lynley from attending Do you think he listens Ha ha ha I enjoyed this addition to the series and strongly recommend it to mystery fans You can follow my reviews at I read the series with Lord Asherton from time to time and decided to give The Punishment She Deserves a chance not long ago The mystery of an alleged suicide of a clergyman is intriguing and there are several other plots which are well developed however I cannot stop thinking this novel could be at least 200 pages shorter without injury to the stor. ?t shake the feeling that she’s missing something She decides to take a closer look at the seemingly ordinary inhabitants of Ludlow–mainly elderly retirees and college students–and discovers that almost everyone in town has something to hideA masterful work of suspense The Punishment She Deserves set. .