Careless in Red : Inspector Lynley

  • by Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by Charles Keating
  • Series: Inspector Lynley
  • 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In her most eagerly anticipated novel yet, Elizabeth George brings back Scotland Yard's Thomas Lynley to investigate a ruthless crime.After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. But no matter how far he walks, no matter how exhausting his days, the painful memories of Helen's death do not diminish.On the 43rd day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. The closest town, better known for its tourists and its surfing than its intrigue, seems an unlikely place for murder. However, it soon becomes apparent that a clever killer is indeed at work, and this time Lynley is not a detective but a witness and possibly a suspect.The head of the vastly understaffed local police department needs Lynley's help, though, especially when it comes to the mysterious, secretive woman whose cottage lies not far from where the body was discovered. But can Lynley let go of the past long enough to solve a most devious and carefully planned crime?

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Please don't abridge!

Ms. George is an excellent writer but to abridge her work is a disservice to her and the reader. Her character development is so good when its cut short you really don't get the full depth of their personality and it is quite confusing particularly to a new reader. Having read all of her books I was familiar with the regular characters. She is one author that a should not be abridged.
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- julia

Elizabeth George is Back...Whoo Hoo!

After EG's last excursion into fringe Lynley-land with "What Came Before He Shot Her" I am SO happy to have George, and Thomas Lynley back again. Alhough Lynley is also still recovering, as this erstwhile reader is, from "What Came Before" he is back again!

This is an exquisite little book about birth and all that ones birth and place in family and universe entails, as Lynley traipses through England on a soul-scourging, post trauma walk, he ends up in the middle of the Book's requisite murder mystery. But the web of characters, including Lynley and yes, Havers, includes several beautifully rendered portraits of people who are struggling with what they were born to be, who there parents were or were not, what their psychic inheritance is, what their birth really means, what their place in the universe really is. And the beautiful thing about this unveiling of character is that it is NOT, as was the case with "What came before..." heavy-handed or pedantic. George is, rather, at her exquisite best in sculpting what is not simply a murder mystery, but is much more resonantly a mystery of birth, birthright and birthwrong.
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- Rebecca "Daily Dog Walker and LONG Silicon Valley commutes, so I gulp through and love lotsa books, especially literary fiction and Mystery."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2008
  • Publisher: HarperAudio