For The Sake Of Elena (Inspector Lynley Book 5) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading For The Sake Of Elena (Inspector Lynley Book 5) on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

For the Sake of Elena [Audiobook] [Audio Cassette]

Elizabeth George , Sir Derek Jacobi
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 5.49  
Hardcover --  
Paperback 6.20  
Audio, Cassette, Audiobook --  

Book Description

1 Feb 1996
A young student at St. Stepen's College, the daughter of a professor up for a prestigious post, is found brutally murdered on an isolated jogging path. Unwilling to turn the killing over to the local police, the university calls in New Scotland Yard. Thus Lynley and his partner Havers enter the rarified world of Cambridge University, where academic gowns often hide murderous intentions. For both officers, the true identity of Elena Weaver proves as elusive as the mythical creature whose image decorated her dorm room. Not until they come to terms with the woman she was will they have a line on the killer--who just may kill again.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Download your favourite books to your ipod or mp3 player and save up to 80% on more than 40,000 titles at Audible.co.uk.




Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Corgi Audio (1 Feb 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552144207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552144209
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,568,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

'Ingenious; very well and subtly done' (Sunday Times )

'This excellent thriller is fast paced and believable with strong, well-rounded characters and an absorbing background' (Today)

'Cunningly deceptive' (Scotsman) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description

The fifth novel in the best-selling Inspector Lynley mystery series --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rich, detailed and compelling 18 Aug 2010
By Roman Clodia TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
A Cambridge student is killed violently while out running one morning and Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. Caught up in university politics, local affairs, and the unravelling of more than one marriage, Lynley and Havers have to negotiate their way very carefully to find a solution.

Having just read George's latest This Body of Death (Inspector Lynley Mysteries 16), this book, published in 1992, feels much simpler in tone and structure, a testament to the way the author has developed. Set before Lynley's marriage to the irritating and unbelievable Helen (who is called Lady Helen everytime she appears - even though her sister is always just Penelope, or Pen), the relationship between him and Havers seems far more down to earth and jokey, with none of the almost awed respect of the later books.

But George is already expanding the genre to discuss social issues in an unforced and natural way: here she touches on ideas of social `normality' in the context of being deaf or gay; and also focuses on marriage, gendered expectations, and the fissures between people.

I have to admit that I found the murderer and the motive utterly unconvincing (hence the dropping of one star) - but that doesn't spoil the enjoyment of a rich, detailed and compelling story.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me guessing right up until the end 17 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is the first Elizabeth George book I've read and I was very impressed. The characters were all vivid and the plot was interesting and kept me guessing all the way through.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant complex book 14 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Elizabeth George's best novel - takes a number of very different aspects of women's experiences and weaves them into both a gripping detective story and a multi-layered analysis of women's different roles. I have read all her books and many many more of this genre. This is outstanding and memorable.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This was the first Elizabeth George book I read and I loved it. Well written, pacy, plenty of suspects and interesting examinations of why people behave to each other as they do. Not much of that fanciful rubbish about the English aristocracy that mars the other books in the series I've since read either - it took me a while to realise that Lynley is meant to be an Earl from this one (an Earl? in the police force? yeah, right...). Buy this one but only borrow the others....
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars first time I have read this author 23 Jun 2014
By Dusty
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I normally find it hard to get into books but found this gripping, will definitely read more from this author.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery par excellence. 20 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Her books are always full of information, I like to follow the same characters as they develop through all the series.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 23 Mar 2014
By Madge
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I wonder whether perhaps a bit less philosophical discussion and description of scenery would make this un-put-downable, otherwise it was a good read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars For the Sake of Elena 10 Mar 2014
By MARINA
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I liked the book very much, and would definitely read more from Elizabeth George.
Looking forward to the next book containing the same characters.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars For the sake of Elena
Always enjoy Elizabeth George.
This was very moving indeed.
Would recommend to those who like crime novels with intricate characters.
Published 9 months ago by Lynda
5.0 out of 5 stars Still reading it!
So far so good, an enjoyable read up to Elizabeth George standard. You know Havers is going to look a heap and Lynley terribly well bred, but somehow they always come up with the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Concise
5.0 out of 5 stars For the sake of Elena
Well written,good descriptions, excellent characterisation. I Thoroughly enjoyed this book and would read others by this author.I would recommend this to other readers.
Published 17 months ago by Mrs. Valerie Round
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic read
As with all the Inspector Lynley novels I have raed so far, this one keeps you gripped. I just cant wait to pick it up and carry on reading it.
Published 18 months ago by Avidreader1944
4.0 out of 5 stars fine
Good book, jsut a few pages slightly damaged but not important ones (no text on it).
Elizabeth George in Cambridge where it always seems to be densely foggy. Read more
Published on 15 Dec 2011 by Charlotte Salomon
3.0 out of 5 stars Not her best
This is the third Elizabeth George novel I have read. I thought the other two were outstanding ("What Came Before He Shot Her" and "Careless in Red") but this one I find just an... Read more
Published on 14 Jun 2011 by Wayward
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
The book was received on time, exactly as described. Would for sure recommend the seller
Published on 11 Jan 2010 by M. Saric
4.0 out of 5 stars Pittsy
Having seen some episodes of Inspector Linley on TV when in England I was able to imagine the characters more clearly. A good read if you like dtective stories.
Published on 9 Sep 2009 by M. Gaspare
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback