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One of Elezabeth George's better books,
This review is from: This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 13 (Kindle Edition)
I prefer the TV screen adaptations of Elizabeth George's novels. The character of Helen has more depth. I find her trite and irritating in the books. In one book, the morning after a murder, she is wondering what shoes to wear and makes the comment that the green ones are rather sweet. She sounds more like an airhead than a professional and intelligent woman.
In this novel there are characters with a couple of unusual occupations, a thatcher and a man who looks after the wild ponies on the moor. The descriptions of locations and characters are excellent.
Although I did enjoy this novel I had a problem with the back story and was well into it before I understood why it was there. Once that became clear, the novel became more tense and thrilling.