Believing the Lie
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Detective Inspector Lynley is approached by business magnate Bernard Fairclough for a confidential review - not a formal investigation - of the circumstances of his nephew's demise. The coroner's verdict is accidental death. Recovering from the murder of his wife, Lynley has personal reasons for welcoming a spell away from London. He heads to the wild beauty of the Lake District, with Deborah and Simon St James to provide cover for his inquiries. Barbara Havers, back at base, makes her own unique contribution to the case, distracted only by Isabelle's ambitions to improve her Detective Sergeant's appearance. When he comes to know the various members of the extended Fairclough dynasty, Lynley finds many possible motives for murder, and uncovers layers of deceit and betrayal that expose the lies at the heart of the Cumbrian community.
'An intelligent book, clipped and precise, every word chosen with care ... a cool, clever book that needs concentration and a sharp brain to unravel ... Along the way to solving the crime we meet some finely drawn characters who emerge as real people with faults and frailties. Ms George is the connoisseur's crime writer. Like fine wine, her words need to be savoured ... Lynley is a policeman with a gentle touch and it is good to have him back on such brilliant form.' - Sunday Express
'The author writes brilliantly and has an incredible ability to set a scene and create characters you want to know more about.' - Sun
'Terrific as always - and how great to have Lynley back on the force.' - Time Out
'Hurrah, another Inspector Lynley ... This is crime writing at its finest. George's books are long, solid and wonderfully crafted; she is a modern Dorothy L Sayers.' - Saga
'A spellbinding tale of mystery and murder' - Books Monthly
Elizabeth George is the author of the internationally bestselling Lynley novels, adapted for television by the BBC as the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. She has been honoured with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America, the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in France and the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI '1990'. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee, Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.