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When Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girls father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her…


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Jan 01, 2013 · In Just One Evil Act, the eighteenth novel in the series, Elizabeth George affords us a long yet none 5 leisurely visit with Lynley, 5 even more so with his long-lasting partner in crime investigation, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.

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Just One Evil Act is a crime novel by Elizabeth George. It reached 5 place on the 2013 best sellers list of the New York Times.

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About Just One Evil Act 5 New York Times bestselling author of A Banquet of Consequences Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before.

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REVIEWS -JUST ONE EVIL ACT. Publisher’s Weekly "This riveting tale of love, passion, and betrayal, the 18th Inspector Lynley novel from bestseller George (after 2012’s Believing the Lie), spotlights Det.

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5 Azhar, a science professor who’s a friend and neighbor of Havers in North Londonis devastated to come home one day and discover that his 5 daughter, 5, and most of her possessions are gone.

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5 /> Just One Evil Act Every Lynley book has been worse than the one before, and this one is absolutely awful. The so-called mystery is trivial and uninteresting, even more so than before.

While that may be OK since that 5 not really the strength of George, the characters have now become parodies of themselves.

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He has no legal claim.
Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold.
He has no legal claim.
Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold.
Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace.
As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation.
It can be read as a stand-alone.
I think, though, that reading the series in order gives a fullness - a greater understanding of the characters - esp.
It can be read as a stand-alone.
I think, though, that reading the series in order gives a fullness - a greater understanding of the characters - esp.
Havers and Lynley - than you get from reading this as a stand-alone novel.
Yes, in the "acknowledgments" section at the end of the book Elizabeth George mentions having taken Italian lessons and having explored the town, Yes, in the "acknowledgments" section at the end of the book Elizabeth George mentions having taken Italian lessons and having explored the town, spoken to police and people in Lucca and so on.
By the accurate descriptions I can tell for I live in that area that she must have visited all the places mentioned in the novel, the town of Lucca and the small villages in the Garfagnana area on the Apuan Alps.
I wonder whether she chose Lucca as a setting for the novel after a holiday there or whether she went there expressively for a novel research.
Since I'm a writer, I hate posting negative reviews almost as much as I hate receiving them.
But I'm just hoping to join in the conversation here and say, "What the hell happened?
I've been a loyal George fan through the years, buying every one of her novels in hardcover and, occasionally, as digital books, too, when a book is too heavy to Since I'm a writer, I hate posting negative reviews almost as much as I hate receiving them.
I've been a loyal George fan through the years, buying every one of her novels in hardcover and, occasionally, as digital books, too, when a book is too heavy to take on a trip and I want to finish it on vacation.
Sadly, this book did not deliver.
In fact, it made me furious.
The Italian setting should have been a point in its favor, but instead George ladles out so many unnecessary details about the Italian setting and sprinkles so many untranslated Italian phrases throughout the novel, that frankly it reads like a research paper, and not a very interesting one at that.
Lynley passes through the novel like a sleepwalker, Havers can't stop herself from staining her clothes, and I frankly couldn't buy into the weak plot line.
I ended up skimming about a hundred pages.
The book was so heavy I had to hold it on my lap on a pillow.
Save your money for something better.
Much too long for the story it told.
I love Elizabeth George, but this 700+ page tale needed a stronger editor.
There were only so many times I could go through the "Azhar's in trouble!
Only Barbara can help him!
Quick, call the tabloids!
Much too long for the story it told.
I love Elizabeth George, but this 700+ page tale needed a stronger editor.
There were only so many times I could go through the "Azhar's in trouble!
Only Barbara can help him!
Quick, call the tabloids!
Seriously, this was the continuous, looping plot of the book.
Plus, there was none of George's characteristic list of interesting suspects with lots of secrets to uncover.
Digging into her suspect's lives is one of my favorite parts!
However, here the suspect list was so small, it was obvious where the guilt was going to fall.
And the person upon whom it fell was boring!
He had the weakest motive that I think George has ever given one of her criminals.
And, while, I can take some of that and have always found their relationship interesting - it wasn't interesting enough to support a repetitive, 700+ pages.
Plus, the sacrifice that Barbara was supposedly making with all of her terrible decisions never came to pass.
What good is a sacrifice, if you don't actually sacrifice anything and get off scott free?
She needed at least a bit of a comeuppance.
I did enjoy the addition of Salvatore Lo Bianco, the Italian inspettore.
I'd be willing to revisit him in a future book.
I also thought the ending was quite affecting.
I do want to know what will happen to Barbara and Lynley next.
Will 5 see Azhar and Haddiyah again?
I'll probably never give up on George's Lynley series.
I am invested in these characters.
I Установка повышения давления Hydro MPC-E 4 CRE 3-11 Grundfos 98423306 felt that this chapter in the series was bloated with too much circuitous plotting and too few interesting characters.
Many many reviewers had the same feelings I did about this bloody series.
Elizabeth George is a damn good storyteller but she has got to get a life, or more precisely let her characters get a life!!
I wonder if she has fallen into the same trap as Peter Robinson.
He appears to be using his creation, detective Alan Banks, to live out a middle-aged male fantasy as Banks is a man who can always always get beautiful You really wish that the authors of some of these books would read the reviews here.
Many many reviewers had the same feelings I did about this bloody series.
Elizabeth George is a damn good storyteller but she has got to get a life, or more precisely let her characters get a life!!
I wonder if she has fallen into the same trap as Peter Robinson.
He appears to be using his creation, detective Alan Banks, to live out a middle-aged male fantasy 5 Banks is a man who can always always get beautiful much younger women to fall into bed with him.
George, on the other hand seems to be in love with her creation Inspector Lynley, and refuses to let him have a happy relationship.
First, she kills off his beautiful pregnant wife, then she allows him a dalliance with his boss, a mean alchoholic bitch.
Now he spends most of this tale chasing after a roller-derby really?
And he is an Earl?
But if that weren't enough, the author can never cut the valiant Barbara Havers, Lynley's sidekick, a break.
Havers, in the early novels, was saddled with her solitary life spent caring for her senile mother, and now she has to suffer from unrequited love,the return of her love's beautiful common-law wife, the abduction of his child, the scorn of her superior officers, the risk of losing her job and the few friends she really cares about.
And still she doesn't get the guy!!!!
I do not think I am going to read her again.
How to tell when a mystery writer has been working on the same characters for too long: 1.
She forgets to murder anyone until the book is more than halfway done 2.
She invents new and horrible ways to torture old familiar much-loved characters 3.
She inserts random italian phrases in to the text without translation, requiring the use of a translation dictionary to understand what is going on.
Additionally, this book is really really really really long.
I used to love this series but it is well and How to tell when a mystery writer has been working on the same characters for too long: 1.
She forgets to murder anyone until the book is more than halfway done 2.
She invents new and horrible ways to torture old familiar much-loved characters 3.
She inserts random italian phrases in to the text without translation, requiring the use of a translation dictionary to understand what is going on.
Additionally, this book is really really really really long.
I used to love this series but it is well and truly done.
Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George follows up where Believing the Lie left off with Taymullah Azhar looking for his missing daughter Hadiyyyah.
I was truly hoping this book would be the turn around book, when the characters would be set right and true sleuthing would recommence.
I was truly hoping this book would be the turn around book, when the characters would be set right and true sleuthing would recommence.
I have not even mentioned Barbara yet who, in this book, goes to lengths of incredulity, the Havers of earlier books would never have dreamt of, I miss the old Havers.
There was something magical about how Lynley and Havers played off each other while solving a splendidly written mystery; I fear those days are long gone.
Just One Evil Act takes the reader to Italy, where Lynley will attempt to get to the bottom of what happened to Hadiyyah.
Just One Evil Act is a lengthy book, I happen to enjoy lengthy books, however, the best I can say about this well written book was that it passed the time.
Maybe as a stand-alone book I would have actually enjoyed it, but after years of reading about Lynley and Havers and their respective lives, this book just saddened me.
I wanted to grab a hold of an effigy of Elizabeth George and shake it senseless!
I know she annoyed many, many faithful readers with the murder of Helen two?
And, can we say she is forcing "Deirdre" down our throats, much?
I have no patience for this Lynley-Deirdre romance, they are completely unsuited and chalk and cheese and share NO common ground.
What is the attraction for Lynley?
What happened to Simon and Deborah this time out?
A fleeting mention in a totally obnoxious scene with a cat???
And, since Lynley goes back to "double check" Simon's findings at the lab, I guess Simon isn't much help after all.
Then, the endless Italian phrasing and conversations and endless descriptions of settings and clothing and people was all so unnecessary unless Elizabeth George is now being paid for, by the word.
How this book was "wrapped up" made no sense and was completely beyond the lines of believability.
Good thing I got this from my library because I would have been very angry had I purchased outright.
And, while I agree with some folks who have spoiler mentioned good riddance to Azhar and Haddiyah, and don't let the door hit you on the way out.
I fear we aren't done with them quite so easily.
Poor Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
Lynley's partner is a character created to elicit a wince.
She's the visual equivalent of a three-car pile-up; socially inept and unrepentant about itstubborn, coarse, and 5 with the inability to think beyond the moment she's in or the emotion she's feeling.
DS Havers may be competent on the job but, as her author takes fresh pains to point out, she's startlingly naïve for a member of London's metropolitan police force.
And to make matters worse, Poor Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
Lynley's partner is a character created to elicit a wince.
She's the visual equivalent of a three-car pile-up; socially inept and unrepentant about itstubborn, coarse, and cursed with the inability to think beyond the moment she's in or the emotion she's feeling.
DS Havers may продолжить чтение competent on the job but, as her author takes fresh pains to point out, she's startlingly naïve for a member of London's metropolitan police force.
And to make matters worse, she's fallen in love.
There's no hope to be had in a relationship with the Pakistani man living next door, and Barbara knows it.
Still, she aims for an inroad by helping with the care of his daughter.
And just as she musters up the courage to confess her attraction, lo and behold, who should saunter back into their lives but the mother of the child.
Dreams are dashed well before the woman abruptly vanishes, daughter in tow.
Barbara attempts to take the disappearance on as a police case, but her boss won't allow it.
She helps the blindsided father hire a private detective whom, the reader will perceive immediately, is an untrustworthy skunk.
Critical days pass with no lead in sight when the mother suddenly reappears to accuse the father of kidnapping.
Apparently the child disappeared from a marketplace in Italy.
Chaos ensues, though Barbara's boss still insists on non-involvement; her superiors believe this is a matter for the Italian authorities to pursue.
Anxious for progress and out of options, Barbara resorts to the tabloids - moving to extort the police through public shaming to allow her to investigate.
How she remains employed is the central mystery here for me, but увидеть больше does and continues to be through a painfully escalating series of stupid choices, missteps and professional gaffes.
Everyone in fact, with the sole exceptions of Lynley and his Italian counterpart, is at his or her worst in this story - lying, cheating, sniping, undercutting, colluding and abetting the darkest and dumbest behavior from each other, all and sundry.
It's a miserable tale filled to the brim with remarkably ridiculous people.
Poor Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
Just one evil act indeed.
What an infuriating book.
By miles, it's the worst in the series--which I really liked very much up to this point.
I'm getting a really strong feeling that George is tired of this series.
She departed from it almost completely a couple of books ago, to tell the story of a hapless killer only connected because his random victim was part of the series.
Here, she spends hundreds of pages creating and building up new, unrelated characters in Italy.
Anything seems to be preferable to continuing What an infuriating book.
By miles, it's the worst in the series--which I really liked very much up to this point.
I'm getting a really strong feeling that George is tired of this series.
She departed from it almost completely a couple of books ago, to tell the story of a hapless killer only connected because his random victim was part of the series.
Here, she spends hundreds of pages creating and building up new, unrelated characters in Italy.
Anything seems to be preferable to continuing with the characters she's already set up.
My biggest problem was with Havers' complete and completely out-of-character insanity.
Her character has been well established over the previous seventeen books; we know who she is, how she thinks and feels and acts and yes, how she looks--we get it, she's a slob.
Aside from doubling down on the slob element, nothing Havers actually does in this book made any sense.
I kept muttering, "Oh, BS--Havers would never do that!
Or that, or that!
Thinking she can handle or control him?
There needs to be a reason, some reason, any reason, why she goes so thoroughly off the rails.
Several people have also commented on the apparent lack of editing, and it's sadly true, at both the structural and minor levels.
Minor: Havers is described repeatedly as a slob, but at one point George throws her a bone, as someone notes her lovely white teeth.
The woman's a human chimney, and nicotine famously stains teeth as does tea, one of the few essential elements of her diet.
думаю, Zanussi Пылесборник ZA120 забавная, while dozens of pages are spent on details of Italian scenery, food, and minor characters, at the actual end of the book, the major plot elements like Havers' fate are "settled" in less than ten.
No idea; there's no explanation, nothing.
In one four-page section, there are no fewer than seven references to the fig bars the scummy private https://luga-les.ru/100/now-dimethylglycine-dmg-125-mg-100-kapsul.html eats while trying to figure something out, but in the end, do we ever find out what actually happens to him?
It's a microcosm of the book, really: Tons of unnecessary detail, crowding out the actual story.
George is a genuinely talented writer, and I've enjoyed her work for so long, which makes this even more disappointing.
This is so far below her usual standard.
OK, to start 5, I am a HUGE fan of EG.
There have been some recent bumps in the road, and I REALLY wanted to love this.
And in some ways, I did!
The past two days I was agitated, and realized it was because I was SO annoyed at one of the character's actions -- she KNOWS better!
Then reality took hold and I realized that this book was really good, since it was eliciting that kind of reaction from me.
There have been some recent bumps in the road, and I REALLY wanted to love this.
And in some ways, I did!
The past two days I was agitated, and realized it was because I was SO annoyed at one of the character's actions -- she KNOWS better!
Then reality took hold and I realized that this book was really good, since it was eliciting that kind of reaction from me.
As always, needed the dictionary.
God, I sound weird.
Anyway, ending was not expected, nor especially liked, but not sure what else she could have done with it.
But it felt a bit like she exhausted herself on the plot and resolution so she was at a point of not being sure how to wrap it up and she thought, well, I will just do THIS.
I know she didn't do that, but that is slightly how it felt to me, and I have loved EG for YEARS.
A brilliant first chapter.
Lynley is at a roller derby match.
EG shows us that Lynley is different, or Кратон пила GCS-2100/500 бензиновая Цепная least trying to be different, from the man he was before Helen was killed.
This is a magnificent novel, perhaps EG's best ever.
Barbara Havers is at the center of it, in all her disheveled glory.
Brilliant, persistent, mistake prone - she dominates the book.
Lynley is there, an Italian detective is charming, a tabloid journalist is appropriately despicable, but this is A brilliant first chapter.
Lynley is at a roller derby match.
EG shows us that Lynley is different, or at least trying to be different, from the man he was before Helen was killed.
This is a magnificent novel, perhaps EG's best ever.
Barbara Havers is at the center of it, in all her disheveled glory.
Brilliant, persistent, mistake prone - she dominates the book.
Lynley is there, an Italian detective is charming, a tabloid journalist is appropriately despicable, but this is Barbara's book.
The plot is complicated, involving kidnapping and murder, and it has its share of surprises.
It is set mostly in the lovely town of Lucca, near Pisa; the descriptions are enticing.
Elizabeth if you're reading this.
I'm looking forward to meeting you at the Key West Literary Seminar in January, after suggesting to Myles that he invite you.
George's need to show us all her worldliness and sophistication is pathetic.
It's bad enough that we've spent years putting aside her American pretensions to British-ness for the sake of a good story but now we all have to see how very Continental she is as well.
The Italian dialogue is a ridiculous waste of space since it has to be translated in the next paragraph anyway - probably one of the reasons this book is a billion pages long.
The only purpose it actually Ms.
George's need to show us all her worldliness and sophistication is pathetic.
It's bad enough that we've spent years putting aside her American pretensions to British-ness for the sake of a good story but now we all have to see how very Continental she is as well.
The Italian dialogue is a ridiculous waste of space since it has to be translated in the next paragraph anyway - probably one of the reasons this book is a billion pages long.
The only purpose it actually serves is to interrupt the flow of the story and remind us how very quaint 5 insular we American readers are.
Maybe it's to inspire us to run out and buy an Italian phrase book so we're not such an embarrassment to her.
I'm on page 120 and had I not paid full price for the hardcover I wouldn't bother to read further.
Won't make that mistake again.
In the future her books will come into my hands in paperback from the used bookstore only.
I knew I should have bought the Amy Tan instead.
I used to love this series.
Note to Elizabeth George and her people: GET A GRIP.
Books need editors, even when the author makes piles of money and has a ready following.
This book is приведенная ссылка pages too long, packed full of details and description that goes nowhere.
The plot is absolutely unbelievable, with the characters behaving in ways that aren't true to who they've been in this series.
And the Italian was both pompous and distracting.
Personally, I think George is I sick of this whole thing, Sigh.
I used to love this series.
Note to Elizabeth George and her people: GET A 5 />Books need editors, even when the author makes piles of money and has a ready following.
This book is 300 pages too long, packed full of details and description that goes nowhere.
The plot is absolutely unbelievable, with the characters behaving in ways that aren't true to who they've been in this series.
And the Italian was both pompous and distracting.
Personally, I think George is I sick of this whole thing, but she makes too much money from it to stop.
I for one plan to stop жмите />In my opinion, this is the best Elizabeth George novel since Playing for the Ashes and In the Presence of the Enemy, both published in the 1990s.
In this novel, George explores the consequences of a single act of gross betrayal leading to a series of responses that raise questions about ethical questions, professional behavior, and the ambiguity of justice.
This is not a stand-alone novel because it helps to know the previous relationships and history of Inspector Lynley, Barbara Brilliant!
In my opinion, this is the best Elizabeth George novel since Playing for the Ashes and In the Presence of the Enemy, both published in the 1990s.
In this novel, George explores the consequences of a single act of gross betrayal leading to a series of responses that raise questions about ethical questions, professional behavior, and the ambiguity of justice.
This is not a stand-alone novel because it helps to know the previous relationships and history of Inspector Lynley, Barbara Havers, and other recurring characters, but George adds a new set of important characters in both London and Italy.
The difference between policing in the UK and in Italy is key, including echoes of recent tabloid scandals in Britain and the Amanda Knox case in Italy.
The intricacy of the plot, the clever twists and turns, and the rich characterization kept me turning the 719 pages.
Although the solutions to the various crimes became clear before the end, there are still surprises in store in the final pages.
A shorter novel could not have читать статью justice to the narrative.
George has been writing this series featuring Inspector Lynley and Detective Sergeant Havers since 1988, and this is her eighteenth novel in the series.
As I listened to the incomparable Davina Porter read this novel, I thought that writing this gigantic mystery seemed less like hard work and more like fun for George.
She is so experienced, and so familiar with her адрес by this time that she appears to riff off them with ease.
She has them travel to Italy when Barbara discovers her George has been writing this series featuring Inspector Lynley and Detective Sergeant Havers since 1988, and this is her eighteenth novel in the series.
As I listened to the incomparable Davina Porter read this novel, I thought that writing this посмотреть больше mystery seemed less like hard work and more like fun for George.
She is so experienced, and so familiar with her characters by this time that she appears to riff off them with ease.
She has them travel to Italy when Barbara discovers her favorite neighbors are in serious trouble.
George creates a glorious new character, Salvatore lo Bianco, presumably just for this book.
Salvatore is a police inspector Ispettore lo Bianco.
The story has so many angles and curves we are left gasping.
Imagine the great time she had doing research for this one… Anyway, after reading this book I found myself thinking that Elizabeth George is even more deserving of admiration.
George handles the pacing well, by placing Salvatore and the inexorable, if slow, pace of justice in Italy in contrast with the fall of a sickle in the person of tabloid journalist, Mitchell Corsico.
Corsico is constantly on deadline and infects the course of justice with misinformation.
We fear for Barbara who goes a long way out on a limb, only to have the limb cut off.
Elizabeth George is at the top of her game in this episode, earning her reputation once again.
George continues the legend of Lynley and Havers, both of whom we now know far better than our own loved ones at home.
Davina Porter, narrator for the audio production, is also at the top of her game.
She makes one marvel.
A word about the Italian phrases: George for the most part helps us out by giving us the meaning in subsequent sentences.
Otherwise, we are confused, just as Havers is.
This is intentional, and very nicely done.
A little mystery within a mystery keeps us on our toes.
About the length of the book I can only say that we readers made out like bandits.
The cost per word is a bargain.
We have here one that could have qualified as two novels, but we only paid for one.
I can hear George now: "Niente.
I've grown disenchanted with the Lynley series for a few years now-the books have become downright depressing from the first page.
I've grown disenchanted with the Lynley series for a few years now-the books have become downright depressing from the first page.
Aside from his being able to speak Italian, which he used a few times, I can't see that he was of any help at all.
I'd have thought that by now, with the years they've worked together and the personal crises they've helped each other through, he'd have more trust and faith in Barbara than he seems to have here.
And while I was happy that Barbara was the focus of this book-I've grown to like her a lot more than I like Lynley-I fervently hope that she'll find some happiness in the next book, because she deserves it-she's incredibly loyal and has shown time and again she'll risk everything for her friends.
As to the plot, could it be any more Byzantine?
Also, it irritates me when a book written in English starts tossing around foreign language words that I have to look up.
After a few times of this, I stopped caring, and was just thankful that the long conversations were in English; I began to suspect that the author wanted to be able to use a trip to Italy as a tax write-off.
I admit that the last fourth of the book was fast-paced enough to keep me reading, and the ending took me by surprise.
Hope the next book isn't more than 400 pages.
Elizabeth George just seems to have lost her way after she killed Helen.
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This book has more going for it than the other ones since Helen's death.
First of all, it features Barbara Havers.
She is such an unique character that it's just fun reading about her.
Unfortunately she's a little much to be taking the whole book on her back.
She works best when she works with Lynley and they haven't worked Elizabeth George just seems to have lost her way after she killed Helen.
I think her good books are the ones before Helen died and it's been almost painful since then.
This book has more going for it than the other ones since Helen's death.
First of all, it features Barbara Havers.
She is such an unique character that it's just fun reading about her.
Unfortunately she's a little much to be taking the whole book on her back.
She works best when she works with Lynley and they haven't worked really together since Helen's murder.
That's really the crux of the problem with her recent books.
She has kept the two main characters virtually apart and that has kept the magic away.
I think George has lost her grip on Lynley's character.
This book is supposedly a year after Helen's death and he is already on his second affair.
I just don't buy it.
Your wife and unborn child are murdered on your front doorstep and you immediately have two very inappropriate affairs.
You can tell this one is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
You want to scream at him, "What are you doing?
My opinion is that George has to reunite her two main characters on an actual case not based on their private lives for this series to get back on track.
Until then I think she will continue to disappoint her readers.
I do not believe that a single character in the earlier books would have acted the way they did in this book.
Wrinkled, Reeking of Smoke.
Definitely NOT a fashion-plate.
This is Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers of New Scotland Yard.
Assistant to Inspector Thomas Lynley, she has been most annoying and helpful in all of the Lynley Novels but this time she is on her own.
When Angelina takes the daughter and disappears for months; Azhar and Barbara commiserate daily.
Wrinkled, Reeking of Smoke.
Definitely NOT a fashion-plate.
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Assistant to Inspector Thomas Lynley, she has been most annoying and helpful in all of the Lynley Novels but this time she is on her own.
When Angelina takes the daughter and нажмите для продолжения for months; Azhar and Barbara commiserate daily.
Then Angelina reappears with a fiancé but no daughter.
She has been kidnapped in Italy!
Lynley is called in at one in the morning by a hysterical Havers.
It seems he has another family in London to whom he is still married.
There are private investigators, blackmailing newsmen, a very nasty Inspector who hates women in charge and is bound to rid the police of them all, a little girl who is grabbed back and forth between parents, lovers and the Italian police who have their own degrees of corruption.
I have loved Elizabeth George novels since A Great Deliverance in 1988.
She is the mistress of mystery, humour and a teller of wonderful tales.
Unfortunately I think the Inspector Lynley series is beginning to run out of steam as it seems to be drifting further and further away from what made the early ones good.
I've read them all, not sure that if I had read this as my first it would convince me to read the rest.
Will probably buy the next but more out of habit than desire.
Plot line isn't convincingly authentic to me as a British police story, don't believe even under stress Haver's would act as she does etc.
I have read all of Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley novels, and this will be my last!
The early stories were shorter and crisper, and the characters interesting and believable.
After some considerable delay I read Believing the Lie, and decided to continue with One Evil Act as Haddiyah is one of the truly appealing characters in the series.
Regrettably, Lynley and Barbara are becoming caricatures of their former selves; the permutations of the plot were extended beyond reason.
The untranslated I have read all of Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley novels, and this will be my last!
The early stories were shorter and crisper, and the characters interesting and believable.
After some considerable delay I read Believing the Lie, and decided to continue with One Evil Act as Haddiyah is one of the truly appealing characters in the series.
Regrettably, Lynley and Barbara are becoming caricatures of their former selves; the permutations of the plot were extended beyond reason.
The untranslated Italian was an irritant as it seemed to be relevant to the plot at least sometimes.
I am sad to say goodbye to people that I used to like, but don't any more.
Well I still haven't forgiven Elizabeth George for killing off Thomas' wife and baby a few books ago, but I'm a little less mad at her after this book.
This entry in the Thomas Lynley series brought the Barbara, Azhar, Hadiyyah relationship to a resolution at least for now in a long and very complex plot revolving around Hadiyyah's kidnapping.
Barbara Havers, an intriguing character and a stanch supporter of Thomas through all the many Lynley Well I still haven't forgiven Elizabeth George for killing off Thomas' wife and baby a few books ago, but I'm a little less mad at her after this book.
This entry in the Thomas Lynley series brought the Barbara, Azhar, Hadiyyah relationship to a resolution at least for now in a long and very complex plot revolving around Hadiyyah's kidnapping.
By turns throughout this book, I wanted to strangle her or hug her, but until the end the strangling impulses were far outnumbering the hug ones.
Thomas, by contrast, has some light moments well-deserved after his time of grief and even finds the possibility of new love.
When he's not pursuing his roller derby crush, he attempts to pull Barbara's burning bacon out of the fire, and works to help solve the kidnapping and bring about the rescue of Hadiyyah.
And while I've always been frustrated by frumpy, stubborn Barbara, she also displays even more than her usual grit and courage, and picks up a surprising admirer while in Italy although it's doubtful anything 5 come of that, but maybe.
And even though a number of times I wanted to kill her, I couldn't help but love her a little, too.
A very good read indeed.
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To view it, So many things were good about this book but some were frustrating and disappointing as well.
The most frustrating was the length.
Really, this actually decent story could have been more effectively told in 200 less pages.
There were a number of times I could feel my eyes glossing over with the repetitive nature of much of the storytelling like the far too numerous interactions Barbara had with 5 annoying reporter and the equally annoying private detective and his tech expert.
Lynley's So many things were good about this book but some were frustrating and disappointing as well.
The most frustrating was the length.
Really, this actually decent story could have been more effectively told in 200 less pages.
There were a number of times I could feel my eyes glossing over with the repetitive nature of much of the storytelling like the far too numerous interactions Barbara had with перейти на страницу annoying reporter and the equally annoying private detective and his tech expert.
Lynley's character also became disappointing to me.
It started out great with his well-meaning efforts to try and help Barbara see the disastrous path she was moving down and coach her back to some sort of reasonable and professional behaviour.
His work in Italy with the interesting and terrific character of Salvatore also showed Lynley in his best light.
He was Автомагнитола MVH-280DAB Lynley in his perceptive and insightful approach to working with Salvatore to track down Hadiyyah.
It was after he returned to England that his normal strength of character no longer rang true for me.
The Lynley I have come to know would never have allowed Barbara to carry on as she was for as long as he did nor let her get away with her self-destructive behaviour as he did once he found out how deep she had gotten into this situation.
Its almost as if he no longer became part of the story, melted in the background and became a total enabler of Barbara's poor choices; an idea of a character rather than a living, breathing 5 />Conversely though I overall really did enjoy the book.
The mystery of Hadiyyah's kidnapping and how it eventually was solved was really well done and the fact that in the end, the actual perpetrator did have to face some consequences for the illegal act committed, leaving so much of his life behind and having to start anew elsewhere.
The murder mystery and its eventual conclusion was also mostly satisfying though not as intricate a mystery as the kidnapping was.
For the most part, as always, I really enjoyed Barbara.
нажмите для продолжения could be so frustrating and pigheaded at times and yet then do or say something that made you smile or showed you again not only how clever of an officer she is but how truly big-hearted and compassionate she is.
Her babbling explanations undertaken with the non-English speaking Salvatore were vintage Barbara and surprisingly charmed and intrigued the Italian detective.
Speaking of Salvatore, he was fabulous, a really excellent character and the salvation no pun intended here when one was getting frustrated with Barbara's single-mindedness or Lynley's detachment.
He came off as an astute, methodical and intelligent detective with a charm that was evident often.
He also was nobody's fool who was never bamboozled by Doughty's altered numbers, the Upman's bluster and aggression or Barbara's shenanigans.
I hope we see him again in a future story.
In closing I do agree with many of the other readers, that, I hip in George's next story we can look forward to a return of Lynley and Barbara working together as true partners again and not so caught up in personal matters.
I'm hoping for a really satisfying and complex Elizabeth George mystery that takes the combined efforts and intelligence of these two detectives focused completely on the crime or crimes at hand without all the personal baggage and selfish pursuits.
Picking up a new entry in the Inspector Thomas Lynley series is like revisiting an old friend — in fact, a whole coterie of old friends, with all their quirks and characteristics intact.
In Just One Evil Act, the eighteenth https://luga-les.ru/100/reduktor-gok-4kgchas-37mbar-ps16bar-gfxag-g12-psk-sng.html in the series, Elizabeth George affords us a long yet none too leisurely visit with Lynley, but even more so with his long-lasting partner in crime investigation, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
Havers is a piece of work.
With a body shaped like a barrel, and a Picking up a new entry in the Inspector Thomas Lynley series is like revisiting an old friend — in fact, a whole coterie of old friends, with all their quirks and characteristics intact.
In Just One Evil Act, the eighteenth novel in the series, Elizabeth George affords us a long yet none too leisurely visit with Lynley, but even more so with his long-lasting partner in crime investigation, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
Havers is a piece of work.
With a body shaped like a barrel, and a wardrobe that any self-respecting Salvation Army store would be likely to reject out of hand, Havers is anything but a typical police officer.
Disregard for procedure leads to insubordination and ultimately to outright rebellion as Barbara enters upon a search for the girl that takes Lynley and later her to Lucca, a picture-book medieval town in Tuscany in northern Italy.
Along the way she finds herself figuratively in bed with an unscrupulous tabloid reporter is there any other kind?
Elizabeth George, who is after all a Texan and not English, does a terrific job conveying the way of life at New Scotland Yard.
She appears to put on an equally creditable performance in showing how the very quirky Italian justice system works.
But she uses Italian rather more freely than an English-speaker with no knowledge of Romance languages might like.
My Spanish helped me some, but I found a lot of the dialogue in Italy just as confusing as it was for Barbara Havers.
Latest in the series about Lynley and Havers of New Scotland Yard.
A little girl goes missing - a half-Pakistani, the friend and neighbour of Barbara Havers.
Barbara gets involved though it is not her job, even finding a private investigator, and turns out the girl is with her mother in Italy - but is then kidnapped from her mother's care.
The father swears he did not take her, as the mother suspects, to bring her to Pakistan.
But then where is the child?
Sadly this is too перейти на страницу and has too much Latest in the series about Lynley and Havers of New Scotland Yard.
A little girl goes missing - a half-Pakistani, the friend and neighbour of Barbara Havers.
Barbara gets involved though it is not her job, even finding a private investigator, and turns out the girl is with her mother in Italy - but is then kidnapped from her mother's care.
The father swears he did not take her, as the mother suspects, to bring her to Pakistan.
But then where is the child?
Sadly this is too long and has too much Italian in it, and too many pages we skip because we don't care about any of the ponderous Italian police, since they won't be part of the series, and it has to be said, too much Barbara Havers behaving irrationally and stupidly.
It never occurs to her even when she knows she is being tailed and filmed and various computers are being hacked, that her phone might be tapped - not even the hacker thinks of that, which is just unreal.
Lynley is beginning to recover from his wife's untimely 5 but is now trying to get involved with a woman who clearly doesn't want an involvement.
Well it's an improvement on the lush he was with in a previous book.
Nkata is barely present, he gets about three lines.
The book seems not to have been edited at all as there is far too much padding and not enough to keep our attention.
I've had my problems with the Lynley books ever since Helen's death.
What still kept me reading them were the main characters, especially Barbara Havers.
She's very special and I like her unorthodox methods.
But in Just One Evil Act Barbara's behaviour often was hardly bearable.
She acts extremely immature, naive and often simply stupid.
While this is partly understandable especially when you look at the miserable live she's leading it makes reading this book very tedious.
On top of that the I've had my problems with the Lynley books ever since Helen's death.
What still kept me reading them were the main characters, especially Barbara Havers.
She's very special and I like her unorthodox methods.
But in Just One Evil Act Barbara's behaviour often was hardly bearable.
She acts extremely immature, naive and often simply stupid.
While this is partly understandable especially when you look at the miserable live she's leading it makes reading this book very tedious.
On top of that the actual crime seems very contrived and obvious.
What makes me still want to continue reading this series is how the book ended except for Azhar's story : Things seem to progress in Lynley's private life, Barbara finally is in her right mind again and Isabelle Ardery even looks human.
I'm curious for the next volume and how things will continue!
All it takes is "Just One Evil Act" to turn someone's world upside down.
This book is more about Barbara Havers and less about Inspector Lynley.
Barbara has become very attached to her Azarh, Pakistani microbiologist neighbor and his 9 yr old daughter, Haddiyah.
The scientist left his wife to be with his daughter's mother, Angela Upton, but never married her.
She left, came back and left again - this time taking their daughter with her.
To complicate matters, the child has her mother's surname All it takes is "Just One Evil Act" to turn someone's world upside down.
This book is more about Barbara Havers and less about Inspector Lynley.
Barbara has become very attached to her Azarh, Pakistani microbiologist neighbor and his 9 yr old daughter, Haddiyah.
The scientist left his wife to be with his daughter's mother, Angela Upton, but never married her.
She left, came back and left again - this time taking their daughter with her.
To complicate matters, the child has her mother's surname and her father's name is not on the birth certificate.
Now she has gone and can't be find.
He is frantic to find his daughter.
Barbara agrees to find him.
This is a long book - over 700 pages.
It is complicated beyond belief, sardonic, funny, and sad all at the same time.
One of the sayings Barbara likes to use is "For my sins.
Lynley's wife has been dead for a little over a year.
He also ended a short but unsatisfying affair with his boss, Isabelle.
The book opens with Lynley enjoying a roller derby meet, something that an Earl who happens to be a policeman shouldn't be enjoying.
However, he is really interested in one of the participants, Dairdre, a large animal vet he met while walking the cliffs of Cornwall after his wife's death.
Lynley tries in vain to prevent Barbara from getting involved in her neighbor's problems, but, of course, she does anyway.
This may be George's best books yet.
There's so much in it - it's a delight to read and savor.
I finished "Just One Evil Act" by Elizabeth George this afternoon.
I'm in that awkward place right now where I keep thinking I need to get back to reading to find out what's going on with the characters!
They were totally intertwined in my life.
After over 700 pages, I guess that could be expected but it wasn't just the length of the book.
As usual with George, it was so well written it could make lesser writers sob in frustration.
It was complex, intricate, exasperating, touching, true always I finished "Just One Evil Act" by Elizabeth George this afternoon.
I'm in that awkward place right now where I keep thinking I need to get back to reading to find out what's going on with the characters!
They were totally intertwined in my life.
After over страница pages, I guess that could be expected but it wasn't just the length of the book.
As usual with George, it was so well written it could make lesser writers sob in frustration.
It was complex, intricate, exasperating, touching, true always to itself and its characters--everything I want in a book.
And lots of red and reddish-pink herrings.
Next up I will have to be something attention-grabbing, fast-moving and yes, shorter.
It was a challenge to use the context to figure it out but it took nothing away for me.
If anything, 5 set up the confusion and frustration that people who speak only one language would have in dealing with a foreign legal system.
There were SO many characters, some very well developed, some used as only cameos, but all added to the richness that I experienced with this book.
I have given very few 5-star ratings to books on here.
This one was one.
Elizabeth George's ability to lay bare the inner lives of her characters - the workings of their minds and hearts - shines in the latest Lynley and Havers novel.
What do you do when the mind says you should follow one path, but the heart urges another?
How far are you willing to go, and what will you sacrifice?
All the characters, especially Barbara Havers, must confront these questions, and make difficult choices.
The book is a bit bloated, and at times the numerous subplots detract from the Elizabeth George's ability to lay bare the inner lives of her characters - the workings of their minds and hearts - shines in the latest Lynley and Havers novel.
What do you do when the mind says you should follow one path, but the heart urges another?
How far are you willing to go, and what will you sacrifice?
All the characters, especially Barbara Havers, Yaesu CSC-83, чехол для трансивера FT-817/818 confront these questions, and make difficult choices.
The book is a bit bloated, and at times the numerous subplots detract from the main story.
It is maddening, comical, heartbreaking, and yet hopeful.
This book is most definitey a story about Barbara Havers and her madcap way of policing.
The посетить страницу takes us from London to Italy and back again, and it is a story about love, betrayal, obsession, kidnapping and murder.
The book is extremely long, and to me this was to its detriment.
I found it tough slogging through the 700 plus pages, and there were times when I got so frustrated with the way Barbara was behaving that I almost put the book away.
But this is Elizabeth George and she is a This book is most definitey a story about Barbara Havers and her madcap way of policing.
The book takes us from London to Italy and back again, and it is a story about love, betrayal, obsession, kidnapping and murder.
The book is extremely long, and to me this was to its detriment.
I found it tough slogging through the 700 plus pages, and there were times when I got so frustrated with the way Barbara was behaving that I almost put the book away.
But читать далее is Elizabeth George and she is a wonderful author, so I persevered.
There were some truly wonderful highlights that kept me going through the frustrating parts.
Don't get me wrong.
Barbara is by far my favourite character in this wonderful series, but it was difficult to maintain my liking of her as a character with this book.
She places her life, her job and her happiness all on the line for the man that she loves, even though she never admits to herself that she loves him.
She chooses a particularly unsavoury partner to help her through the maze that her neighbour Azhar Комбинированная плита ILVE MC-150BD-E3 White woven in his attempt to hold onto his daughter Haddiyah.
And читать полностью finds herself in more hot water with her superiors than she has ever been in before.
During her efforts to help Azhar, Barbara takes herself off to Italy and this is where the book picks up extra points for me making it four stars instead of three.
She meets a wonderful police inspector by the name of Salvatore lo Bianco who is strangely drawn to Barbara even though neither one speaks the other's language.
Elizabeth George has drawn a wonderful character in Salvatore, and I can only hope that we will see more of him in future books.
Or more specifically, that Barbara will see more of him in future books.
As much as I loved the Italian connection, I found it difficult to follow some of it as there is much unexplained Italian in the prose, and it's like trying to figure out a puzzle while determining what is actually being said.
I found this a bit difficult.
Overall I did enjoy the book.
And that is because Ms.
George always brings the totally unexpected into her narratives.
And she is a marvellous writer.
For those reasons the book is well worth the time taken to read it.
I really love the style of writing of Mrs George, hence my 4 stars.
However, part of this book is set in Italy, and I find myself a little bit annoyed.
The author kindly informs us at the end of the ebook that she has several Italian friends that checked the Italian words liberally scattered around the book: I really didn't find the affectation to farce the book with italian words appealing, maybe because in my ebook copy there weren't notes with the translation of the words, and I can Чернила для HP 971, 971XL (CN622AE, CN626AE), InkTec (H5971-100MC) 100 мл, голубые I really love the style of writing of Mrs George, hence my 4 stars.
However, part of this book is set in Italy, and I find myself a little bit annoyed.
The author kindly informs us at the end of the ebook that she has several Italian friends that checked the Italian words liberally scattered around the book: I really didn't find the affectation to farce the book with italian words appealing, maybe because in my ebook copy there weren't notes with the translation of the words, and I can imagine that it can be irritating to have to look for the translation ìf you are not familiar with the language.
Maybe it's just a quirk of mine.
I really don't like when someone, even in conversation, drops the occasional foreign word, as in: "look how good I am".
The author also says that she spent some time in Florence to по этому адресу the Italian language.
My Tuscan compatriots are sharp witted, sarcastic, highly independent and quite civil.
George decided to portray Italian people in her book.
There, Italian males live with their mother until.
I don't know, death?
And maybe for that they are all chauvinistic womanizers.
Mothers are quite deranged, occupy their time cooking inordinate amounts of food and behaving like drama queens.
The only Pubblico Ministero in the book was a pig either in looks and behaviour.
It's just like in American Mafia movies, when actors jerk around their hands as if attacked by flies because someone told them that Italians move their hands a lot.
It's a very good book.
Please keep an open mind.
Food is good, at least there Mrs George and I can agree.
Susan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain.
Eleven of her novels, featuring her character Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
She was born in Warren, Ohio, but moved to the Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.
Susan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain.
Eleven of her novels, featuring her character Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
She was born in Warren, Ohio, but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was eighteen months old.
She was a student of English, receiving a teaching certificate.
While по этой ссылке English in the public school system, she completed an advanced degree in psychology.
Her first published novel was A Great Deliverance in 1988, featuring Thomas Lynley, Lord Asherton, a Scotland Yard inspector of noble birth; Barbara Havers, Lynley's assistant, from a very working-class background; Lady Helen Clyde, Lynley's girlfriend and later wife, of noble birth as well; and Lynley's friends Simon нажмите чтобы прочитать больше Deborah St.
This Elizabeth George is distinct from the other author named Elizabeth George Christian author.
He thought, ridiculously, that she owed him something.

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