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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,561 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth George Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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A young student at St. Stephen's College, the daughter of a professor up for a prestigious post, is found brutally murdered on an isolated jogging path. Unwilling to turn the killing over to the local police, the university calls in New Scotland Yard. Thus Lynley and his partner Havers enter the rarified world of Cambridge University, where academic gowns often hide murderous intentions. For both officers, the true identity of Elena Weaver proves as elusive as the mythical creature whose image decorated her dorm room. Not until they come to terms with the woman she was will they have a line on the killer - who just may kill again. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/18/2014

    " This is the fifth of the series. They should really be read in order to avoid spoilers in the recurring character story arcs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 2/14/2014

    " Very enjoyable. All the Inspector Lynley stories are very good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly B. | 1/30/2014

    " Elizabeth George is amazing. I really enjoyed this mystery. She is one of the few authors I have come across who can write a smart mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 1/29/2014

    " For those of you that are not familiar with Elizabeth George - she is an English mystery writer. Her character is Inspector Lynley with his faithful assistant Sgt Havers. I usually read one of her books once a year. She has good mysteries, however they could be written in about half the space. She does tend to run on ---------. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/27/2014

    " I still like this series, and this selection was an improvement over the last one, with more character development for both Inspector Lynley and Sergeant Havers. The mystery itself was much more enjoyable for me than the last installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bev Scott | 1/13/2014

    " This is my first read of an Elizabeth George novel. I'll definitely be reading more of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/11/2014

    " I'd forgotten just how good Elizabeth George Mysteries are. The characters are very well defined, and there are always multiple layers to the plot. Very good. I won't leave it so long to read the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather Jones | 1/8/2014

    " Not her best work. Slowed and got boring... Never to pick back up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Colt | 12/31/2013

    " A fun quick read. A murder mystery with some pretty cool characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy Monnot | 12/21/2013

    " Not my favorite book of hers. I think some of it was just a little over the top, but as always, Ms. George provided and interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deale Hutton | 12/7/2013

    " As good as ever for Eliz George. As usual, I did not have any idea 'who did it'. What is great about her novels is not only the plot, but the lives of the main characters. This one is no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Harwell | 11/23/2013

    " Not my favorite of hers...I found some plot issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 11/12/2013

    " Good read. Lots to think about re love "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lynn | 11/3/2013

    " The sage continues with Inspector Lynley. Just love these British mysteries! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Mirvis | 2/11/2013

    " As satisfying a read as all the Lynley series, but not particularly unique or compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Eggers | 10/23/2012

    " Fantastic. I love the characterization in Elizabeth George's novels. She has almost ruined me for any other mystery series. These are just great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 9/12/2012

    " Chose to read this becasue it is one of the books that the PBS series on Inspetor Lyndley is based. I really like the series. However, turns out the series is better than the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 8/10/2012

    " Well written and you believe you are in england. The plot keeps you pushing thru. antoher great book by George. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofia | 8/9/2012

    " Linley (and Elizabeth George) are back in form. Very enjoyable mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 7/31/2012

    " Excellent. I had heard of this book and made a point of finding it. Published in 1992 I found it at the Dickson Street Book store and was thrilled - I wasn't disappointed, highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edith Lommerse | 7/17/2012

    " NIce theme in a theme, the thriller and al its intricacies but also a theme on why men wants to marry a women and that that is exactly the reason a women should not marry such a man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth A | 7/7/2012

    " My first Elizabeth George.....really enjoyed, i was hooked from the first page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean Wigglesworth | 6/2/2012

    " Ispector Lyndley books always are a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 3/19/2012

    " One of my favorites so far. A real mystery and I like how George dealt with the post-partum subject matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/17/2011

    " A really compelling mystery with so many sub-plots and interesting characters and their stories. After "A Great Deliverance," probably the best Inspector Lynley mystery of the ones I've read so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 10/3/2011

    " The relationships among the victim's family and friends was complicated but finally satisfactorily explained. The development of Lynley's and Haver's characters is always interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 6/23/2011

    " Loved the historial setting for this London mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 'jean | 6/3/2011

    " oops. I read out this out of order, but I didn't notice until afterward. I love how she touches on motherhood and women's choices (or lack thereof) in addition to a great murder mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deale | 4/22/2011

    " As good as ever for Eliz George. As usual, I did not have any idea 'who did it'. What is great about her novels is not only the plot, but the lives of the main characters. This one is no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/2/2011

    " Yet another good book in the Lynley series. I love how I can read these books in quick succession and not get sick of them. So well written, and not predictable at all. Looking forward to many more in the series! I was rather surprised by the killer in this one. Never even guessed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 2/8/2011

    " Not as good as the ones preceding it in the series, but it was not bad either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 1/7/2011

    " This series should never end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 12/29/2010

    " A fun quick read. A murder mystery with some pretty cool characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry | 12/11/2010

    " This is a generally excellent series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 11/18/2010

    " Very enjoyable. All the Inspector Lynley stories are very good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/17/2010

    " This was my first EG read and I was really impressed with this one. EG keeps you on your toes throughout the whole book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 11/14/2010

    " Perchè siamo tornati indietro nel tempo? </p>

    Comunque, Elizabeth, hai fatto di meglio....

    PS leggendo gli altri commenti, stordita come sono, ho scoperto che è una ristampa
    la cosa spiega il mio straniamento temporale ma il giudizio rimane comunque lo stesso

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherie | 11/12/2010

    " Elena is murdered and before her case can be, solved we get to see that she is amulti-facted individual with things about her that are not at all admirable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aline | 10/6/2010

    " It was OK, but not exceptional. George's family are never normal and her characters are never happy. Quite depresing, in fact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Calli | 10/3/2010

    " Some of the content turned my stomach a little. "

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About the Author

Elizabeth George is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels of psychological suspense, as well as YA novels, nonfiction, and short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha Awards, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and the MIMI, Germany’s prestigious prize for suspense fiction. She lives in Washington State.

About the Narrator

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him eleven Audiofile Earphones Awards.