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Just One Evil Act (Hardcover)

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#1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "A Banquet of Consequences "Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before.
Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can t really help Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn t on Hadiyyah's, their daughter's, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold.
Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. The Italian police are investigating, and the Yard won t get involved, until Barbara takes matters into her own hands at the risk of her own career.
As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most, and how far she's willing to go to protect it.

About the Author

ELIZABETH GEORGE is the "New York Times" bestselling author of seventeen suspense novels, one young adult novel,

one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. She lives in Washington State.

Praise For…

Praise for Just One Evil Act:

"Riveting tale of love, passion, and betrayal...series fans will enjoy following Lynley and Havers on their first investigation outside the U.K., while newcomers will be just as enthralled." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Just One Evil Act  [is] among the most demanding and satisfying of the many detective novels by Elizabeth George." - Wall Street Journal

"A serious, suspenseful, thought-provoking and heart-rending novel." - Richmond Times Dispatch

“George is a master of the wily plot and the timely tossed out red herring… George’s fans will be glad to see Havers back in action, even though, as ever, she’s quick to land in trouble. And as for Lynley—well, he’s as cool as ever, in more than one sense of the word.” - Kirkus Reviews

"This is a must for fans of this series. Twists and turns are vintage George and do not disappoint." - Library Journal


Praise for Elizabeth George:
"Elizabeth George is a superstar of the crime-fiction world."—The Seattle Times

"A dense, twisty plot with characters who reveal the sad spectrum of human dereliction." —People

“Definitely a literary force to be reckoned with.” – Suspense Magazine

“It’s tough to resist George’s storytelling, once hooked.” – USA Today

“Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare.” – The Wall Street Journal on Careless in Red

“As always, George’s subplots provide…engrossing moments and memorable characters.” – Chicago Tribune on A Traitor to Memory

“Crime writing at its best.” – The Courier-Mail on This Body of Death

Praise for Believing the Lie:

"A multiplicity of subplots and a richness of physical detail...The terrain and the weather are objective correlatives to the characters' stormy patches. Meanwhile, the story strands are untied and retied in satisfying and often moving ways." —The Wall Street Journal

"Elizabeth George is a superstar of the crime-fiction world, British Inspector Division. Deservedly so: Her tails always provide nuanced character studies and insights into social issues along with their intricate mysteries." —The Seattle Times

"Devilishly complicated." —Entertainment Weekly

"A dense, twisty plot with characters who reveal the sad spectrum of human dereliction." —People

"George's...ability to continually enhance the portraits of Lynley, Havers, and other recurring characters while generating fully fleshed new ones for each novel is nothing less than superlative, and her atmospheric prose, complete with lovely and detailed descriptions of her setting, combines to add literary gravitas to her work....A worthy addition to her portfolio and one that simultaneously disturbs and satisfies." —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“This is one of her best.” – Daily American on Believing the Lie

“George’s many fans…will be thrilled with this new episode in the lives of her lovable cast of characters.” – Library Journal on Believing the Lie

Believing the Lie is so fascinating that even at a thundering 606 pages, I wished for at least 10 more.” – Mystery Scene on Believing the Lie

“A worthy addition to her portfolio and one that simultaneously disturbs and satisfies.” – Richmond Times Dispatch on Believing the Lie

“George is a master of interweaving character perspectives to reveal her mysteries” – Sheknows.com on Believing the Lie

“George's strengths--character development, plot twists and shocking tragedy--continue to shine.” – Shelf Awareness on Believing the Lie

“A book of twists, turns and, to be blunt, fantastic writing…A complete A+ for the mystery realm.” – Suspense Magazine on Believing the Lie

“A page-turning plot.” –World Magazine on Believing the Lie

“[Lynley is] one of the great character portraits in contemporary crime fiction.” – The Boston Globe


Product Details
ISBN: 9780525952961
ISBN-10: 0525952969
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2013
Pages: 736
Language: English
Series: Inspector Lynley Mysteries