Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This can only add to her growing reputation as doyenne of English mystery novelists. . [S]ome particularly moving moments." -- Publishers Weekly "A superbly paced, all-consuming treat. George has the ability to display and then dissect her characters in a painfully realistic way. If dogged police work is what you demand from mysteries, hit the sidewalk with these complicated British detectives." -- USA Today "Wrenching . George still stands several rungs up the ladder from her more superficial rivals." -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for Elizabeth George: "Elizabeth George reigns as queen of the mystery genre. The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mystery series now being published." -- Entertainment Weekly "A master of the British mystery." -- The New York Times "Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare." -- The Wall Street Journal "It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked." -- USA Today "George is a master. She upholds the English tradition beautifully." -- Chicago Tribune "George explores her characters' dreams and fears with a penetrating grace that makes reading her books a joy." -- The Washington Post Book World "A fascinating list of subjects . wrenching stories . George conveys them all with exceptional grace." -- People A Main Selection of Book-of-the-Month Club and Mystery Guild An Alternate Selection of The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club From the Hardcover edition. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Elizabeth George "reigns as the queen of the mystery genre." raves Entertainment Weekly, which named her most recent novel, In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner, on of the 10 best books of 1999. The author who has enthralled millions with masterworks of dazzling novels of literary suspense returns with her most astonishing work yet.
"Ms. George proves that the classiest of crime writers are true novelists," proclaimed the New York Times, and each of her previous ten novels has been an instant international bestseller. Now, with A TRAITOR TO MEMORY, George returns to the themes which have made her a master of the genre she has made distinctly her own—the classic detective story that is also a richly rewarding tapestry of passion, loyalty, and betrayal. She is a writer like no other, and her novels mark a magnificent literary achievement.
"To listen is to be, but to play is to live..." So, believes Gideon Davies, 28-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist whose talents are internationally celebrated. When Gideon finds himself center-stage, unable to play, his tortured search for his music—and for the truth behind the appalling event that shaped his life—will lead him to the very heart of love's darkest manifestations.
Review: Families can be monstrous and their secrets dangerous, as New Scotland Yard detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers have discovered. The pair are puzzled that the Hampstead police need their help investigating the vehicular murder of a middle-aged divorcée, until they find evidence that one of their own superiors once knew the dead lady very well indeed. But the circumstances of Eugenie Davies's murder appear to center on her children: Gideon, a famous violinist now undergoing psychoanalysis for his sudden inability to play, and the long-dead Sonia, a disabled baby whose drowning death was shrouded in secrecy for her virtuoso brother's sake--at the insistence of their father, Richard--but also trumpeted in the press as the infamous "nanny murder" of its day. The nanny, Katja Wolff, has recently been released from prison, having never spoken of the night Sonia drowned. Lynley, Havers, and their colleague Winston Nkata know that whatever secret Katja Wolff has been hiding must be the cause of Eugenie Davies's death, but before they can find out what it is, another deliberate hit-and-run occurs in their own backyard.
The suspects are many: Wolff; Eugenie's most recent suitor; her ne'er-do-well brother; Gideon's longtime mentor, who kept in contact with Eugenie in the years after she abandoned her husband and son; and a gentleman of many monikers who boarded with the family at the time of the drowning. Even Richard Davies, the dead woman's ex-husband, is under suspicion. But it's violinist Gideon Davies's quest into his family's past, undertaken to save his career, that sets the book's events in motion. His own telling of the story runs parallel to the author's own voice but is time-shifted. Along with the details of the police investigation, this paints a disturbing picture of what happens when the truth is obscured and a child's normal instincts sublimated.
A Traitor to Memory is massive, and it's hard not to spot a few flaws in a plot so complex. The dual narratives force abnormally slow reading, the motive for one murder and two near-murders is inexplicably glossed over, and many doughty Lynley/Havers fans will still wonder by the end what exactly happened in Sonia's bathroom. Yet Elizabeth George orchestrates the family-secrets theme like a maestro, and at least one of the second-chair players--such as Katja Wolff's beautiful, scarred lover Yasmine Edwards--may be a rising star in the series. George's fans will no doubt find this 11th entry in the series worthy of a standing ovation. --Barrie Trinkle
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Descrizione libro Random House Large Print, 2001. Condizione libro: Fair. Largeprint. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP3023603
Descrizione libro Random House Large Print, 2001. Condizione libro: Good. Largeprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP90509779
Descrizione libro Random House Large Print, 2001. Condizione libro: Good. Largeprint. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP3630961
Descrizione libro Random House Large Print, 2001. Condizione libro: Very Good. Largeprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96405418
Descrizione libro Random House Large Print. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2772019590
Descrizione libro Random House Large Print. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0375431136I5N10
Descrizione libro Random House Large Print. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0375431136I3N01
Descrizione libro Random House Large Print. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0375431136I3N00
Descrizione libro Random House Large Print. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0375431136I3N00
Descrizione libro Random House Large Print. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Codice libro della libreria G0375431136I4N10