Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in EnglandThe cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizensIan Druitt, the local deaconis accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself? Or was he murdered?When Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ians death, all the evidence points to suicide. But Barbara cant shake the feeling that shes missing something. She decides to take a closer look at the seemingly ordinary inhabitants of Ludlowmainly elderly retirees and college studentsand discovers that almost everyone in town has something to hide.A masterful work of suspense, The Punishment She Deserves sets Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Inspector Thomas Lynley against one of their most intricate cases. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from Elizabeth Georges previous novels who join Lynley and Havers, and readers new to the series will quickly see why she is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time. Both a page-turner and a deeply complex story about the lies we tell, the lies we believe, and the redemption we need, this novel will be remembered as one of Georges best....
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The Punishment She Deserves (Inspector Lynley #20) Reviews
When a Member of Parliament shows up at New Scotland Yard requesting an investigation into the suicide of the son of one of his constituents in the beautiful town of Ludlow, the Assistant Commissioner sees two opportunities in this request: the first is to have an MP owing him a favour, and the second is to get rid of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, whose career at the Met has been hanging by a thread for quite some time.
Another good plot with Inspector Lynley and Sgt Barbara Havers acting in ...more
I have always loved the Lynley/Havers mysteries from the very first novel. I had high hopes for the return of the earlier relationship and mystery solving of this beloved duo. This came quite close but got bogged down with the numerous detailed side stories. The beginning takes almost 200 of its 700 pages to put Lynley and Havers back as a team on a very involved murder as we first have to watch DCS Ardery crucify Havers ONE more time. I get tired of the story line that DS Havers, one of many of ...more
There is a compactness to this story which starts out low key and slowly gathers intensity. Adding to the nastiness uncovered in a small historic village is Isabelle Ardrey’s struggle with her own demons, one of which is Barbara Havers.
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I so love this Inspector Lynley series which started nearly 30 years ago. I've been reading for almost the whole time and I've listened to the last few. I included it in my Series on Saturday - English Mysteries . I also watched the TV series on PBS. The books and TV take a different story track. I ...more
So many 5 stars lately. Don't know if I just hit a string of great books or I am more generous than usual. This was a great listen--I did 124 chapters in just 4 days. Elizabeth George is so wonderful with British mysteries. The environment, characters, understanding of police and Scotland Yard its all here. I feel like my son with a Harry Potter book. Can't wait for it to arrive and then can't stop till it is done. I found reasons to walk and ride just to listen. Neglected reading anything just ...more
😁😁😁😁😁😁absolutely loved this, I want the next one NOW.
The Lynley novels have never been among my favorite mysteries, but somehow I keep coming back to them. It's the lure of any series, I guess -- once you start, it's hard to stop. Still, I've missed quite a few of these, and now it looks as if I'll have to find the one where Lynley and Havers go to Italy, since that promises to figure in the next novel. As for this one, it's long, very long. 700 pages in hardcover. But oddly enough, I really didn't mind and I enjoyed reading the whole thing, even ...more