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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,395 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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When 13-year-old Matthew Whateley goes missing from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad's housemaster, who also happens to be an old school chum. Thus, the inspector, his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child - and then, tragically, for a child killer. Questioning prefects, teachers, and pupils closest to the dead boy, Lynley and Havers sense that something extraordinarily evil is going on behind Bredgar Chambers's cloistered walls. But as they begin to unlock the secrets of this closed society, the investigation into Matthew's death leads them perilously close to their own emotional wounds - and blinds them to the signs of another murder in the making... Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy | 2/18/2014

    " Just wasn't doing it for me. I don't think I'll continue with this series after all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 2/14/2014

    " lindsey's old friend from Eton drops by to ask for his help. The friend is working as a housemaster at a independent school. This doesn't fit in the purview of a Scotland Yard homicide detective so Lindsey guives him suggestions but reluctantly can't offer more help. The next day the boy's body is found dumped in a cemetery. Since several districts now are involved, Lindsey offers to coordinate the investigation as much to keep his mind off Helen who has turned down his proposal and disappeared on a tour of Europe as to help his friend. He comes to regret the impulse when the investigation quickly points to his friend's possible involvement and reveals his friends interest in child porn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion | 2/13/2014

    " An excellent story and very convoluted. Lynley and Havers at their best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie Riley | 2/11/2014

    " I prefer the BBC TV series to the books. I don't usually say that. I'll probably keep trying the books, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 2/11/2014

    " Another great Lynley/Havers mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lene | 2/3/2014

    " Really great book, I enjoyed it a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Patterson | 1/20/2014

    " One of the best crime novelists ever. Imagine - an American writing about a British aristocratic detective - and succeeding.Excellent book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/20/2014

    " Typical Inspector Lynley series from Elizabeth George. Chocked full of mysterious avenues to explore , plus the inspector's ever present love life. Good strong writing and will keep you interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judi Young | 1/14/2014

    " I am hooked on the Lynley & Havers & St. James series. Love them all. "

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

    " Tis is a good one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry Lane | 1/10/2014

    " Another excellent read from Ms. George. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vinita | 1/9/2014

    " Love that the main characters are real people...not easy to do in this type of book. Mystery aspect was great as well... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/28/2013

    " This is the first book of this author that I have read. Quite good with multiple twists and turns of plots. I like the Inspector Lynley series on TV. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/26/2013

    " I'm enjoying this series and this one did not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 12/8/2013

    " This one was pretty squicky, but I had no clue who did it (but then I usually don't). Framed by the usual personal angst. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noctifer | 11/21/2013

    " Solide Spannung, lebendige Charaktere und eine ausgereifte Handlung, wie nicht anders erwartet und gewohnt von Elizabeth George. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 vaughne | 4/5/2013

    " Another great Inspector Lynley and Sergent Havers story, not only well-tooled but giving an interesting look into the class differences among the English. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Lassell | 4/1/2013

    " Decent mystery wrapped in Elizabeth George's overwrought prose. I'm reading these in order, but I'm already totally sick of the protagonist's soap opera. I focus on the whodunit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry Zerfas | 3/4/2013

    " Good series. Well written. Keep a dictionary handy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 2/28/2013

    " intricate plot twists; absorbing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Anderson | 12/18/2012

    " Another well-written murder mystery. A boy is found outside the fence of a graveyard. He is a scholarship boy at a public school. Was the murder based on racism, bigotry, class or what? The subplot of the main characters' lives advances. Not giving anything away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Wright | 8/28/2012

    " One of the best of this series. Good characters, plot typically a bit unconvincing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebes | 7/21/2012

    " Sick and wrong and awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni Osborne | 7/3/2012

    " This is an amazing crime fiction, very complex and chilling, highly critical of social class. The subject matter is very disturbing. She explores social problems, class snobbery, and abuse of students, strained relationships, pedophilia and homosexuality. This novel is well worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saryu | 5/17/2012

    " Another great mystery read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 4/2/2012

    " Not my favorite Lynley entry, but overall well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 'jean | 3/5/2012

    " I liked this better than #2, in general I do not like the gory, grittiness of death and murder. The author is good at character which I like and the story is suspenseful and full of twists (also, like). Obviously I like her enough to continue on the series.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Gosslin | 2/26/2012

    " This one is set in a boarding school. Again there is a complex and well-developed story, with layers of personal insight into the lives of Lynley, St. James, et. al. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/10/2012

    " I always enjoy a mystery that offers up a range of plausible suspects, and George definitely delivers that here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merry | 1/16/2012

    " I just love reading the Inspector Lynley murder series, and this book was no different. It had so many possible suspects; I never would have guessed the ending. Also, it explained a lot about the relationships of the main characters from earlier times together, so that was an added bonus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/11/2011

    " I liked this better than the first of her books I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thea | 2/27/2011

    " After the horrible Payment in Blood, this one was surprisingly enjoyable. The plot was interesting and you could actually care about the characters. The detectives weren't making boneheaded deviations at least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saryu | 2/21/2011

    " Another great mystery read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 2/9/2011

    " Exceedingly well written, but very heavy and sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/7/2011

    " Good reading if you like mysteries! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 1/22/2011

    " This book had a lot of twists! The last 30 pages are the best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fi | 1/13/2011

    " One of the best Inspector Lynley books I've read - possibly because I hadn't already seen a TV adaptation of it, but the story itself was also very good: for once, I didn't guessed who dunnit until a fair way into the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena | 12/18/2010

    " Wow, I think this was the best one yet! The detectives themselves complained about having too many leads and too much information--George kept me guessing all the way to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/13/2010

    " This is the 3rd in the Lynley series, and I liked this one the best so far because it had so many layers to it. The murderer was definitely not some one I had considered. "

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

    " Another excellent read from Ms. George. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 12/7/2010

    " A winding mystery and drama centered on a private school in England where a 13 year old boy was murdered and both faculty and fellow students may be involved. Kept me guessing to the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 10/12/2010

    " Just as enjoyable as A Great Deliverence. What you don't get from the series just makes a great read! I love Lynley and Havers in the series, but the characters are much better defined and it's easier to understand their motivations. I can't wait to read the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 9/1/2010

    " Not my favorite Lynley entry, but overall well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 8/20/2010

    " This is such an excellent book; I can't wait to read another one in the Inspector Lynley series. 400+ pages is long for a murder mystery, but this was in many ways a literary novel - not a classic, mind you - but so well written: descriptive, evocative, emotional, gripping. I highly recommend it. "

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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 multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.