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For the Sake of Elena: An Inspector Lynley Mystery (Complete & Unabridged) Audio Cassette – Audiobook, Mar 1994


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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Chivers Audio Books (Mar 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745142540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745142548
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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The fifth novel in the best-selling Inspector Lynley mystery series, reissed in dramatic new cover look. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Roman Clodia TOP 100 REVIEWER on 18 Aug 2010
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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Sep 2000
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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.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Dec 1999
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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.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Aug 2000
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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....
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I normally find it hard to get into books but found this gripping, will definitely read more from this author.
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Her books are always full of information, I like to follow the same characters as they develop through all the series.
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By Madge on 23 Mar 2014
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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.
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By MARINA on 10 Mar 2014
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I liked the book very much, and would definitely read more from Elizabeth George.
Looking forward to the next book containing the same characters.
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