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A Great Deliverance By ElizabethGeorge A Great Deliverance To this day the low thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale s lush green valleys Three hundred years ago as legend goes the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale

  • Title: A Great Deliverance
  • Author: ElizabethGeorge
  • ISBN: 9780553278026
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A Great Deliverance By ElizabethGeorge To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale s lush green valleys Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they d hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell s raiders.Now into Keldale s pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas LTo this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale s lush green valleys Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they d hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell s raiders.Now into Keldale s pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father s headless corpse Her first and last words were I did it And I m not sorry Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale s dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley and in their own lives as well.
    A Great Deliverance By ElizabethGeorge

    A Great Deliverance Inspector Lynley About the Author Elizabeth George s first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honored with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel Awards and received the Grand Prix de Littrature Policire Her third novel, Well Schooled in Murder, was awarded the prestigious German prize for suspense fiction, the MIMI. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries A Great Deliverance TV Mar , However, A Great Deliverance is the first in a series of British mysteries from the pen of American writer Elizabeth George which pits the urbane Inspector and aristocrat Lynley and his trusty and contrastingly funky sidekick Barbara Havers Small against the wrongdoers of the Shires. A Great Deliverance Inspector Lynley, by Elizabeth George Rich A Great Deliverance is set in the s Neither Lynley or Havers are old enough to have been born in the WWII time period. A Great Deliverance Summary SuperSummary A Great Deliverance is the first novel by mystery and crime author Elizabeth George The novel follows Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers as they investigate the murder of William Teys, who was found beheaded on the Yorkshire Moors. A Great Deliverance Inspector Lynley Series by May , About the Author Elizabeth George s first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honored with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel Awards and received the Grand Prix de Littrature Policire Her third novel, Well Schooled in Murder, was awarded A Great Deliverance Inspector Lynley Book I found A Great Deliverance engaging enough to continue on with the series In fact, if not for a ridiculously late spring blizzard, I would have immediately trekked down to the library for a copy of book Oh well, that will be a book I can look forward to on another day. A Great Deliverance A Great Deliverance ISBN is a book written by Elizabeth George and published by Bantam Books now owned by Random House on May which later went on to win the Anthony Award for Best First Novel in . A Great Deliverance Summary Study Guide Elizabeth George s first novel, A Great Deliverance, finds Inspector Thomas Lynley of New Scotland Yard in the small northern village of Keldale on the wild Yorkshire moors Inspector Lynley, who also happens to be the th Earl of Asherton and a born aristocrat, is investigating a A GREAT DELIVERANCE Kirkus Reviews Jun , A GREAT DELIVERANCE From the Inspector Lynley Mysteries series , Vol by Elizabeth George RELEASE DATE June , Awesome first fiction venture that immediately thrusts the author into P.D James dark orbit with a peel the layers off tale of utter emotional devastation, relieved only by the deep sensitivity and kindnesses of the

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    1. Phrynne on said:

      This is a series I have been meaning to start for ages and I am so glad I have got around to it at last This book is great It has everything I like in a mystery.1 A really attractive, talented, charismatic main character who knows exactly what he is doing And so far he does not appear to be an alcoholic or have any other unappealing trait as most MCs in crime books do these days although as this book was written in 1988 nearly everyone smokes all the time 2 Due also to the date it was written th [...]

    2. Margitte on said:

      OFFICIAL BLURBTo this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale s lush green valleys Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they d hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell s raiders.Now into Keldale s pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been [...]

    3. Eve on said:

      I initially saw the television adaptation of this book on PBS Mystery I was moved by the dark, Yorkshire setting and the budding friendship of Lynley and Havers It had such a gritty conclusion, that I went to the library the next day and checked out the next book in the series That was almost 9 years ago After finishing book six in the series last year, I felt it was time to read the book that started it all I can t believe I waited so long Thus far, this my favorite book in the series From the [...]

    4. Lewis Weinstein on said:

      UPDATE 2 1 17 I found A Great Deliverance as outstanding on second read as I did the first time around My 5 rating remains unchanged George s ability to present an evolving and developing character is outstanding for any genre, but even so for a mystery story, where character is often far subordinate to plot This is especially true of the characters who continue in George s series but also for the the main one off s We don t ever get it all at once, but in pieces, each one adding to what builds [...]

    5. Icewineanne on said:

      A 61 yr old farmer lies in his barn, brutally murdered, his head chopped offe head lying a few yards from the body, where it had rolled after being severed His grossly obese daughter sits beside his headless body, seated on a stool, holding the bloody axe that killed him and says I did it I m not sorry Or did she Two unlikely detectives from New Scotland Yard are paired together to solve the case Inspector Lord Asherton Lynley is a wealthy upper class handsome man, while Sergeant Havers is a wor [...]

    6. Richard Derus on said:

      Rating 4 solid stars of fiveThe Publisher Says To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale s lush green valleys Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they d hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell s raiders.Now into Keldale s pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergean [...]

    7. Nicole on said:

      Mixed feelings on this one Lynley and Havers are fascinating characters, complex and marvelously well drawn except for one somewhat gratuitous Lynley interlude I love the way Havers is allowed to express her resentment and how her inbred distrust and dislike of nobility is thwarted by Lynley s compassion and decency There are some interesting secondary characters, as well, my favourite being the little girl, Bridie, and her pet duck, Dougal However, at times the book is too description heavy not [...]

    8. Mary Beth on said:

      I finished this book last night and I was filled with mixed emotions After reading this I thought Is it O.K to murder someone Even though I could never do this, I now have a different view on this question The ending was just full of horror It was almost too much for me to handle I really did like the book though.This book starts out with Inspector Lynley of Scotland Yard in a village of Keldale, investigating a murder there with Sergeant Barbara Havers Sergeant Havers gets demoted from her job [...]

    9. Anuradha on said:

      I ve been in a book slump for the longest time Well, I ve been in a slump in general, for the longest time I d been having one of those days for the past couple of weeks, and this book got me out of it I was apprehensive about starting this book after the disappointment that was J.D Robb, but this did not disappoint Elizabeth George is an exceptional writer She pens what seems, from the onset, a cosy mystery, a la Ms Marple or the likes, but gradually turns out to be something much darker and s [...]

    10. Jennifer on said:

      I was surprised to dislike this book intensely I d not read or seen any Inspector Lynley and I was expecting to enjoy this tale of an aristocrat police detective It s the first in the series and sometimes the first outing is not the best whilst an author is establishing characters but I am really not sure I can bear to try another unless the author has been given a sound talking to and promised to reform It has left my teeth feeling as if the enamel has been stripped off.I can cut the plot itsel [...]

    11. James on said:

      I wavered between strongly disliking this book, actively despising the author and reading it in a compulsive how could this get any worse kind of way The plot in brief a lord who for reasons unknown works in scotland yard is paired up with a working class police woman to solve a grisly decapitation in Yorkshire I understand some suspension of belief is par for the course when you read a crime thriller and that the depth of character plotting is not a universal strength of the genre But there are [...]

    12. Lisa on said:

      Goodness Gracious, I love this series Elizabeth George is, in my opinion, the best mystery writer alive today The ending hits you like a slap and yet you re left wondering how in the world you never saw it coming Of course THAT was what was happening But Elizabeth George is a master manipulator and character constructor There are few characters in literature I enjoy than Barbara Havers and Sir Thomas Lynley The ins and outs of their relationship over the course of this series is enthralling I e [...]

    13. Jude on said:

      Don t let the public television series distract you they mostly just took the names and killed off most of the players.For a treat and a journey that only your willingness NOT to read reviews can preserve, begin here at the beginning The arc of personal story that runs behind the crimes and through the novels is truly wonderful, and her brilliant portrayal of race and class issues builds to the truly startling With No One As Witness and the revelatory What Came Before He Shot Her George has grow [...]

    14. Larry Bassett on said:

      This is my first Elizabeth George and is part of my search for women authors with feminist protagonists In this case it will be the second in command protagonist, not, on the face of it, the most promising start in finding a strong, independent woman I am defining feminist as someone who supports and works toward equal rights and opportunities for women I am interested in the development of the relationship between the two main characters There is a tension and occasional antagonism between uppe [...]

    15. Marie-Jo Fortis on said:

      Mysteries no longer seem mysterious At least the ones that have fallen into my hands in the past few years What the hell do you mean will be the retort of the critical friend A non mysterious mystery And then, a glance will follow with this implication, criticism now tinted with concern Marie Jo must have hit her head on a real hard surface Main be it s time for brain surgery Before I am being taken to the hospital, however, let me explain I believe that what has been placed on the forefront thi [...]

    16. Aleshanee on said:

      4.5 Sterne f r den zweiten Band der Lynley Reihe Weiter gehts mit dem re read der Inspektor Lynley Reihe Der erste Band war ja noch ein bisschen verhalten und viel mit pers nlichen Konflikten gespickt jetzt im zweiten stand der Mordfall schon sehr viel mehr im Vordergrund.Nat rlich ist auch Thomas Lynleys Beziehung zu seiner Ex Verlobten und seinen Freunden immer pr sent, aber endlich tritt auch Barbara Havers auf den Plan Sie wurde im Dienst zur ckgestuft, weil sie mit keinem der anderen zusamm [...]

    17. Nikki Nielsen on said:

      As exhausted as I am, Elizabeth George has managed to hold my attention into the wee hours of the morning That, in itself, says something.I was surprised to learn, after finishing this book, that the author is American I have read a great deal of British Mysteries, and I have to say she does it well I learned this about her after reading the book, because I never read the inside cover or back of a book until I have finished I don t like to start out with pre conceptions I like to be surprised, a [...]

    18. Lobstergirl on said:

      In this, the first Inspector Lynley mystery, Elizabeth George unrolls a particularly hideous plot and typically unappealing supporting cast of characters Even our main characters, Lynley and Havers, are unappealing Lynley is a serious slut who apparently will bed down with any redhaired woman and who crippled his best friend in a drunk driving accident, and Havers is shapeless yet also barrel shaped and has tiny pig eyes Oh, and Lynley is blond In my mind he became antiques expert identical twin [...]

    19. Anastasia on said:

      3.5 5Da tempo bramavo Elizabeth George.endo i suoi libri e fra una pesantezza letteraria e l altra l occasione per staccare la spina e tentare la sua via era l pronta, in uno scaffale perfettamente raggiungibile della mia biblioteca di paese Prima esperienza, primo libro della serie dell ispettore Lynley E meno male che non l ultimo, perch io gi mi sono prenotata il secondo sperando che non manchi all appello nello stesso scaffale.A lettura finita devo fare i miei pi sentiti complimenti per i pe [...]

    20. Panda Incognito on said:

      Surely a great next step in my exploration of the mystery genre would be to read a book by the great Elizabeth George, right Nope.This was the most atrocious book I have ever read The novel started off badly enough, with no central character s journey to follow and a series of disjointed, head hopping scenes About halfway through, the story started to pull together, but we d still take lurching jaunts off into the utterly boring and irrelevant backstory and activities of minor characters who I c [...]

    21. Amanda Patterson on said:

      Elizabeth George tells a wonderful tale crafted as carefully as an elaborate quilt She deserves the accolades she s received, including the Anthony Agatha Best First Novel in the USA for A Great Deliverance I ve read all of her novels and recommend this for all lovers of crime fiction and good writing If she weren t boxed into a genre, her novels would be considered for than the usual crime prizes.

    22. Toni Osborne on said:

      This is a plot thick book with plenty of fascinating characters It is a good idea to read this novel first to get a solid background of the characters If you love rich and complex characters you will be delighted This novel is beautifully written, has a lot of suspense and is utterly absorbing The author leaves a message that goes far beyond a murder mystery.

    23. Laurie • The Baking Bookworm on said:

      3.5 STARS I picked up this mystery because Elizabeth George is one of the authors that had escaped me over the years Too many authors and not enough time I knew next to nothing about this series and didn t know what to expect for characters, locale or time frame What I got was a murder mystery with wonderfully complex, well drawn, yet flawed main characters in Lynley and Havers I enjoyed the contrast between aristocratic Lynley paired with chip on her shoulder, working class Havers They each hav [...]

    24. Dorothy on said:

      As an avid reader of mystery series, why have I never picked up one of Elizabeth George s Inspector Lynley books After all, she s one of the most successful mystery writers now on the scene I ve finally remedied my oversight by reading the first book in the series and the writer s first novel, A Great Deliverance I won t wait so long to peruse the second book in the series, because this was a terrific read.Here are a few of the things that I liked about the book The setting Yorkshire, with its g [...]

    25. Koen Kop on said:

      The woman stared She was exactly the type who always reduced him to blithering idiocy At least six feet tall, dressed in that wonderfully insouciant mismatch of clothing so characteristic of the British upper classes, she was ageless, timeless, page 1 She d swept into the carriage in Doncaster, and for the remainder of the trip she had alternated between imbibing the railway s foul smelling and tepid coffee and staring at him with a disapproval that shouted Church of England at every available o [...]

    26. Donna on said:

      IntenseI m late in discovering Elizabeth George this book out almost 30 years ago.Really great character development, good pace to the book, and increasing intensity that drove me to the pretty awful ending to the story.I will definitely read in the series.

    27. Jamie Collins on said:

      This was an enjoyable murder mystery, very well written with detailed, rather intense characterizations The drama was perhaps a little over the top, and the Dark Secret behind the murder was a bit obvious.The mystery shared the stage equally with the personal stories of the detectives, the aristocratic Inspector Lynley and the working class Sergeant Havers I like this in a series mystery novel, because in the long run I m interested in the recurring characters than in the murder of the week.I l [...]

    28. Michele on said:

      When I started my mystery genre binge, I decided to do a little research to find out what British mystery series I did want to start a series rated highest amongst critics and readers Inevitably, Elizabeth George s Inspector Lyndley series ranked amongst the highest So I started with this novel, the first in the series, and was most assuredly not disappointed Both Inspector Lyndley and his partner, Barbara Havers, are wonderfully complex characters, each with their own baggage and their own bril [...]

    29. Suzy on said:

      I was surprised by how much I disliked this book I remember really liking the Masterpiece Mystery television program, not wanting to miss an episode In the book, the characters, major and minor, seemed over exaggerated, the crime seemed obvious to this reader, but it took Lynley and Havers 400 pages to figure it out it seemed to go on and on I see that this is the slimmest volume of the 19 Inspector Lynley books The page count seems to jump from the 400s to over 700 at about book 7, with book 11 [...]

    30. Serena.. Sery-ously? on said:

      Era stato proprio un gran maleducato Le aveva starnutito fragorosamente in faccia, inondandola di schizzi, dopo aver resistito allo stimolo per almeno tre quarti d ora.Solo la George pu iniziare cos un romanzo e non temere di perdere audience Mitica Per chi ama il genere thriller ma anche per chi vorrebbe approciarvisi, per chi ha curiosit , per chi vuol cambiare aria questo libro davvero imperdibile La George scrive divinamente e vi catturer Per me era una rilettura, ma l ho iniziato e finito i [...]

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