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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,243 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth George Narrator: John Lee Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Lynley Series Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9780061988592
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Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn’t trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, but Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer’s hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden—and possibly attractive—vulnerability.

While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues follow the murder trail south to the New Forest, a beautiful and strange place where outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don’t know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees—and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking.

A story skillfully structured to keep readers guessing until the very end, This Body of Death is a magnificent achievement from a writer at the peak of her powers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the kind of mystery that Elizabeth George does best…Ms. George has done a brilliant job…and this is probably her best mystery in years.” 

    Washington Times 

  • This Body of Death is wonderful.” 

    San Francisco Chronicle 

  • “Captivating…the writer’s insights into social and emotional issues make her work deeply rewarding.” 

    Seattle Times 

  • “George has once again delivered a thick, knotty, densely plotted mystery. As always, it isn’t a book to tear through in an hour, but one to read slowly, over many sittings, and savor.” 

    Entertainment Weekly 

  • “Richly rewarding…offers an intricate plot that will satisfy even jaded fans of psychological suspense.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Audie Award Finalist
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edna | 2/5/2014

    " ..an extremely good writer, she also has a great understanding of the British class system which is V apparent in the relationship between Inspector Lynley & Sergeant Havers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda S. | 2/3/2014

    " Another excellent Inspector Lynley book from Elizabeth George. Can't wait to read the next one. "

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

    " This title about sums up the whole deal. It took me about 1/2 way through to start getting it all sorted out in my brain. It is well written as always, which is one reason I like her books. And this one seems quite complicated. I enjoyed reconnecting with some of the regular characters...love Barbara in this one! But now things will change for her. I can't figure out what the author is doing to Lynley....I could scream. Don't like Isabelle AT ALL! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste Livingston | 1/27/2014

    " It was way too long for my little brain. I'm a slow reader so by the time I was done, I couldn't remember how it had started. I've got another book by her that is even longer. I don't think I'll ever try to read that one. But she is a wonderful writer, so if you're a fast reader by all means read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina Chachu | 1/14/2014

    " I found this book, which is very long - almost 700 pages in the hardback edition I read - quite enjoyable, and it did get better in the latter half, in my view. There were many different points of view, which didn't altogether work for me, and the back story of a murder of a small toddler 20 odd years before the main story took up altogether too much of the novel, in my view. I suspect also that real Inspector Lynley fans might be a bit disappointed, as he doesn't really dominate the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/13/2014

    " i liked it ok but i still haven't forgiven the author for killing off lynley's wife 3 books ago and now she's got him interested in someone new. i mean, come on! i am pissed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 12/7/2013

    " A fun page turner. I enjoy the characters because I've read her earlier books. Lots of twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosanna | 12/7/2013

    " Another complicated, suspenseful novel in the Inspector Lynley series. Her descriptions of the English countryside, life in the villages,and the city of London adds to the enjoyment. This book has two distinct storylines and trying to figure out how they will come to gether is intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teena | 12/7/2013

    " I'm enjoying this book but it is so thick that it hurts my hands when I read it in bed. Why can't authors be more succinct? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 11/23/2013

    " Another page turner. Not sure why I like these so much, since they are often variations of the same theme. But I do find them engaging. I think Barbara havers is my favorite character and I do find Isabelle interesting, if a bit thuggish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee Homewood | 6/27/2013

    " Great that Inspector Lynley is back and in excellent form. As always, a really most enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Robinson | 4/11/2013

    " I like the Thomas Lynley series very much and this book was good to read. However I thought there were some problems too, most especially an awkward new love interest for Lynley that seems artificial and hasty. As always like the complex plotting and rich characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Goodstein | 3/10/2013

    " Elizabeth George at her best. Introduces a new love interest for Lynley and gets him back to work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spednic | 2/23/2012

    " Too many characters and not enough plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kstewart5362 | 11/9/2011

    " Once again, Eliabeth George doesn't disappoint--interesting English setting, Lynley back in the picture, complex plot, equally complicated characters (with a little more info about Havers and her neighbor). Very satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Archer | 10/9/2011

    " A little too much detail. Get the abridged version if one exists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/20/2011

    " Love Lynley, but series is sooo dark now "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 5/18/2011

    " Great read - Elizabeth George back to top form. The premise of the book, and the way she draws you into the mystery about the main character, is fantastic. And the ending is the only way the story could have ended, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ianoliver | 5/15/2011

    " Nicely structured, with the familiar Lynley - Havers back and forth and an interesting set of suspects and stories. On the long-winded side, but some beautifully written parts. Hackneyed at a few spots. But overall a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 5/13/2011

    " Fun read. Longer and more complex that i remember of other Lynley mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/8/2011

    " Ah, just love this Scotland Yard mysteries! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/6/2011

    " I am not a reader of murder mysteries, but read it as a book club choice. I read it over 5 days and found it easy to read and enjoyable. However, a lot of the characters and their behaviour was as often is in this genre of books, implausable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hema | 5/4/2011

    " An amazing crime thriller featuring Inspector Lynley who is still in mourning after the brutal murder of his wife, and Sgt Barbara Havers his long time loyal partner. An intricate murder mystery which kept me engrossed until the last 900th page, vintage Elizabeth George style! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 5/4/2011

    " Definitely not the best Elizabeth George. The two stories intertwined make it confusing, long and disppointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/3/2011

    " I disliked her last two Thomas Lynley mysteries so much that I took my time getting to this one. But, finally, E. George is back in form! I read this is two days. Could not put it down! "

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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

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is also an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.