Payment in Blood

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 4, 2007 - Fiction - 432 pages
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The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives and eighteen-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in a country where they have virtually no authority, aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, grapple for both a motive and a murderer. Emotions run deep in this highly charged drama, for the list of suspects soon includes Britain's foremost actress, its most successful theatrical producer, and the woman Lynley loves. He and Havers must tread carefully through the complicated terrain of human relationships, while they work to solve a case rooted in the darkest corners of the past and the unexplored regions of the human heart.


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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

Payment in Blood is the second book in the long running Thomas Lynley/Barbara Havers Scotland Yard mysteries by Elizabeth George. This novel is an interesting mixture of a big-country-house mystery in ... Read full review

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User Review  - judithrs - LibraryThing

Payment in Blood. Elizabeth George. 1989. This is the second book in the DI Thomas Lynley series and I am hooked and absolutely delighted to have over ten more to read! I’ll space them out like I am ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
38
Section 4
71
Section 5
91
Section 6
111
Section 7
134
Section 8
153
Section 12
233
Section 13
238
Section 14
263
Section 15
278
Section 16
304
Section 17
333
Section 18
356
Section 19
380

Section 9
190
Section 10
213
Section 11
216
Section 20
387
Section 21
415
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About the author (2007)

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 Littérature Policière. Her third novel, Well-Schooled in Murder, was awarded the prestigious German prize for suspense fiction, the MIMI. A Suitable Vengeance, For the Sake of Elena, Missing Joseph, Playing for the Ashes, In the Presence of the Enemy, Deception on His Mind, In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner, A Traitor to Memory, and I, Richard were international bestsellers. Elizabeth George divides her time between Huntington Beach, California, and London. Her novels are currently being dramatized by the BBC.


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