Careless in Red

Careless in Red

Book - 2008
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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 forty-third 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?

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061160875
Characteristics: 626 p. ; 24 cm.


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May 22, 2018

I enjoyed this book much more than her last in this series. I think she returned to her former style of solving mysteries with lots of characters that could be guilty.

Jan 02, 2014

Loved it. Thought it was one of her best.

Apr 27, 2013

To many unnecessary words & to many characters. Read about half the book & then skipped to various parts and read the last 20 or so pages.

Aug 30, 2010

Liked the writer's style, but too long winded. Didn't finish book.


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