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In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner [PDF] ✓ In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner By Elizabeth George – Thomashillier.co.uk A theatrical producer shoots himself on the night of his greatest triumph A young woman camping on the Derbyshire moors is bludgeoned to death A motorcyclist is found stabbed to death in the center of A theatrical producer shoots of the Kindle × himself on the night of his greatest triumph A young woman camping on the Derbyshire moors is bludgeoned to death A motorcyclist is found stabbed to death in the center of an ancient henge Is there a connection Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley is on the case, In Pursuit MOBI :↠ but recently demoted Constable Barbara Havers isn t about to let him go it alone.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 718 pages
  • In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
  • Elizabeth George
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 0553575104

About the Author: Elizabeth George

Librarian Note There isthan of the Kindle × one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformationSusan 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 In Pursuit MOBI :↠ Lynley MysteriesShe 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 teaching English in the public school system, she completed an advanced degree in psychologyHer first published novel was A Pursuit of the Epub µ Great Deliverance in , 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 and Deborah St JamesThis Elizabeth George is distinct from the other author named Elizabeth George Christian authorSeries Inspector Lynley.



10 thoughts on “In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner

  1. Idarah Idarah says:

    How sharper than a serpent s tooth it is To have a thankless child King LearReading a Lynley mystery each month is honing my chunckster reading skills Are none of these books less that 600 pages It s a good exercise, as this year I wanted to focus on reading hefty books page count over number of books While this one was a bit heavier in content than I would normally prefer I subtracted a star from my rating , it does make me want to dive into a classic of equal size All the refere How sharper than a serpent s tooth it is To have a thankless child King LearReading a Lynley mystery each month is honing my chunckster reading skills Are none of these books less that 600 pages It s a good exercise, as this year I wanted to focus on reading hefty books page count over number of books While this one was a bit heavier in content than I would normally prefer I subtracted a star from my rating , it does make me want to dive into a classic of equal size All the references to Shakespeare weren t lost on me I was just cheesed off at Lynley in this particular book But I realized that I think the crowning gem of this series is Barbara Havers She fascinates me And now Constable Winston Nkata is also drawing me in I don t know if I ll jump into the next book in the series right away It s sitting on my shelf and has over 700 pages Yeah I need a breather, but I m finally halfway through the series

  2. aPriL does feral sometimes aPriL does feral sometimes says:

    Number ten is superb and proves the series is worthy of readingI absolutely believe this novel proves George to be a literary writer Without question she also writes with a feminine taint As long as men make the rules of what quality writing must consist of, the author probably will never completely receive what she is due in respect or awards But as for my opinion, there are few writers, literary or genre, who can fulfill both the requirements of providing reading entertainment, informing Number ten is superb and proves the series is worthy of readingI absolutely believe this novel proves George to be a literary writer Without question she also writes with a feminine taint As long as men make the rules of what quality writing must consist of, the author probably will never completely receive what she is due in respect or awards But as for my opinion, there are few writers, literary or genre, who can fulfill both the requirements of providing reading entertainment, informing the reader about elements of class and society, while illuminating the truths of the human heart She truly sees men and women with a profound clarity The writing of this series has not always attained the same heights as the author s understanding of people until this book in the series I think nothing reveals humanity as much as the novels of the mystery genre when written by good writers.This is the book where Elizabeth George definitively crossed over into the higher realm of literary writer However, because of the continuing and ongoing threads between Thomas Lynley, Detective Inspector at New Scotland Yard, Earl of Asherton, and DI Constable Barbara Havers, working class maven, I recommend reading the previous nine books in the series first, in order The revealed depths of their relationship is only understood in the context of the evolving knowledge of the reader about them.Class defines both characters It affects their perceptions and their educated skill set Both being citizens of England, Class could not be ofimportance in how they do their jobs Between the two of them, they make one hell of a detective Separately, they are somewhat hampered by the social circles they inhabit and their access to information and authority While both appear to be highly qualified people who wish to solve crimes as well as being very ambitious to do well, I think Havers is the better detective However, she finds herself wronged because of her sex and her Class She also sometimes is misunderstood by those who have not walked in her shoes Lynley is frequently blinded completely by the upperclass education and social chains of his Class, and he has been misled by his preconceptions faroften than Barbara Havers has been by her perceptions Both make errors in judgement, but I believe Havers has improved faras a detective than has Lynley I don t mean to demean Lynley as I think his heart is in the right place It s seems obvious to me he is trying to helpthan harm But his unawareness of unconscious beliefs in the automatic hierarchical superiority of his Class and sex keeps coming between him and Havers Because he cannot see the invisible underpinnings of his thinking, he often denies Havers the benefit of the doubt and often increases the punishment of her faults while diminishing the degree of her accomplishments The interplay of Class and sex discrimination in the relationship between Lynley and Havers is spectacularly background with deceptive subtlety, and it s partially why I love this ongoing mystery series To any reader who is thrilled by good writing along with a fun mystery, Elizabeth George is a crackerjack writer of literary talent Do not judge her by the earlier books alone It has taken her a bit of evolving to fine tune her ability to write and swing around her weight with her publisher while meeting the requirements of the general reader picking up a novel convenient to hand shopping in the grocery store Men may never find her as much fun to read because George emphasizes relationship and family drama over gory violence However, while the men dominated literary award circles might sniff a bit over the soap opera elements, I ADORE this series for it.Oh, and the plot Convoluted with red herrings and monster emotions and high stakes and psychological misery and underworld depravity and class delusions and bizarre personalities and mysterious murder Very satisfying to read and extremely difficult to put down when real life intrudes LOVED IT

  3. Christina Mitchell Christina Mitchell says:

    I know who done it I know who done it HA Another favorite author and detective discovered compliments of PBS Masterpiece Mystery I have not been reading the Inspector Lynley series in order This is because I am having difficulties coming across used copies of the author I know that sounds cheap, but I am cheap And, it seems a tragedy of tragedies to spend money on shipping for a paperback book So, I haunt the library cast off book store where the lovely volunteer keeps her eyes open for I know who done it I know who done it HA Another favorite author and detective discovered compliments of PBS Masterpiece Mystery I have not been reading the Inspector Lynley series in order This is because I am having difficulties coming across used copies of the author I know that sounds cheap, but I am cheap And, it seems a tragedy of tragedies to spend money on shipping for a paperback book So, I haunt the library cast off book store where the lovely volunteer keeps her eyes open for any Elizabeth George coming through the stacks of contributions I truly believe the author is fully worth the 1 I spend per book.George is one of those mystery writers that is good at the details There is no anger as a result of facts and clues added at the last minute The clues are there for you to follow the leads Her writing does take you down some twists that can make you think you know who is guilty only to have the suspect vindicated But, that is the fun of a mystery, is it not Inspector Lynley of the books is a muchcomplicated man than the character depicted in the BBC series The BBC Lynley seems to have ittogether while coming off as a bit of a prig, while George s Lynley iscomplicated and introspective BBC Lynley is always right, even while he treats his wife somewhat badly, while George s Lynley admits when he is wrong and at least tries to treat his wife well Lynley s BBC wife is not as strong as George s character, and George s DI Havers is a muchintriguing mess of a character than the BBC Havers George s books are longbut great companions for long plane trips with several transfers My one criticism Watermelon Pop Tarts O_o Eeeewwwww

  4. Obsidian Obsidian says:

    Not too much to say except that reading about the fallout from Haver s actions in the last book drove this one a lot Havers is still with the force, but demoted Lynley feels as if Havers was not properly punished for what she did and is reluctant to work with her again Through a new case though the investigation into two young people who are found murdered Havers works mostly with Winston Nkata in this one So we get to see a new dynamic between long standing characters And we get to see m Not too much to say except that reading about the fallout from Haver s actions in the last book drove this one a lot Havers is still with the force, but demoted Lynley feels as if Havers was not properly punished for what she did and is reluctant to work with her again Through a new case though the investigation into two young people who are found murdered Havers works mostly with Winston Nkata in this one So we get to see a new dynamic between long standing characters And we get to seechanges between Lynley and Helen now that they are married Per usual, Lynley is angry that Helen dares to act independent of him I thought the case was interesting, but the why behind it was pretty ridiculous Usually that would be enough for me to lower a star However, I read the next book in the series already, and this one is practically Shakespeare compared to that one In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner has Lynley asked to investigate from a former undercover who was well renowned in the police force The man s twenty year old daughter is found dead and a nearby young man is also found Through a lot of twists and turns, Lynley finds out about a darker life that the young woman was embarking on What I thought was interesting about this one is that so many people were setting out to protect others, but in the end, if any of them had been honest about things, I think a different ending would have happened.Lynley is a prig in this one He s pretty ticked that Havers disobeyed a direct order and he wants her to show some contrition about what she did This of course gets back to Lynley not really liking it when the women in his life don t act as he wants then to Heck, this book sets up several unpleasant revelations regarding how he views his now wife She is supposed to agree with him always and not take anyone else s side This view of marriage is quite grim.Havers though she s feeling thrown due to the ultimate decision about her police fate and now with Lynley not really talking to her or wanting to talk to her, is still focused on showing him what she can do She also wants to prove him wrong and I can t blame her I loved her burgeoning friendship with Winston though He truly sees Havers for how she is and how good she is Something Lynley often does not.The writing was good, but could have been cut way back Per usual George throws in POVs via a variety of people I won t get into here The flow does work though because she keeps the book moving pretty crisply until you find out who the murder is and I really went what and shook my head.The ending leaves things on ahopeful and friendly note with Havers and Lynley though

  5. Jeni Jeni says:

    This was a long book Too often, I find myself disappointed when I get to the end of a story having grown to know the characters, becoming interested in the created community beyond the immediate concerns of the plot and just enjoying the ride Ms George s Inspector Lynley books are becoming longer, it seems, with each new installment Yet I am reading them as fast as I can The characters are believable and presented warts and all sometimes exploring their faultsthan their strengths This was a long book Too often, I find myself disappointed when I get to the end of a story having grown to know the characters, becoming interested in the created community beyond the immediate concerns of the plot and just enjoying the ride Ms George s Inspector Lynley books are becoming longer, it seems, with each new installment Yet I am reading them as fast as I can The characters are believable and presented warts and all sometimes exploring their faultsthan their strengths This one was a bit surprising since the relationship between Lynley and Havers is strained, and neither one reacts as I would expect I would say the mystery aspect of the plot almost takes a backseat to the exploration of motives, prejudices, and the tendency to fail to see the big picture when we hone in on what we think is the truth.I am very impressed with the author s use of language I usually have to look up at least one word in the dictionary while reading her books Also, the British verbiage is remarkable, seeing as the author is an American The slang, dialects and phrases really keep you rooted in the UK It does not have the feel of a mystery set in a generic location, with British place names inserted

  6. Lucy Lucy says:

    The mystery portion was intriguingly convoluted, but, man, is Elizabeth George long winded 6 pages devoted to the back story and daily details of the person who found the body, another 6 pages for the back story and daily details of the kid who found the murder weapon, and we also get a continuing, unnecessary side plot about the murder victim s boyfriend, his alcoholic father, and their failing family estate.I was also occasionally distracted by the odd vocabulary choices It sometimes felt as The mystery portion was intriguingly convoluted, but, man, is Elizabeth George long winded 6 pages devoted to the back story and daily details of the person who found the body, another 6 pages for the back story and daily details of the kid who found the murder weapon, and we also get a continuing, unnecessary side plot about the murder victim s boyfriend, his alcoholic father, and their failing family estate.I was also occasionally distracted by the odd vocabulary choices It sometimes felt as if Ms George was using the thesaurus tool and choosing the most arcane or unusual synonym, regardless of flow or appropriateness I love words and the specificities allowed by a wide vocabulary, but sometimes the best word is the obvious, everyday word Ex His instructions could not have beenpellucid There is NO reason not to simply use the word clear in this sentence Pellucid adds nothing but unintentional humor.One final thought Inspector Lynley is insufferable to Barbara Havers in this book He holds his approval and forgiveness over her head for an affront that a was not perpetrated against him and b she was already punished for severely by his superiors By the end of the book, he has decided to oh so magnanimously bestow his good opinion, but he never apologizes AND it takes an unnecessary and illogical tragedy to make him come around That was annoying to me, especially since Barbara is only too grateful to have him merely stop being awful to her

  7. Pilvi Pilvi says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is the Finnish version of Elizabeth George In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner.The book was quite lengthy and got a bit boring at times The story just didn t seem to go anywhere though it grew roots to every direction I guess crime investigations are like that in real life too I didn t like Thomas Lynley at all, he acted too I m so muchsophisticated than others Not that I liked Barbara much , she was as odd as Lynley.The thing that wondered me most is how come they really thou This is the Finnish version of Elizabeth George In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner.The book was quite lengthy and got a bit boring at times The story just didn t seem to go anywhere though it grew roots to every direction I guess crime investigations are like that in real life too I didn t like Thomas Lynley at all, he acted too I m so muchsophisticated than others Not that I liked Barbara much , she was as odd as Lynley.The thing that wondered me most is how come they really thought the murderer was after Nicola Nicola had been killed neatly, but instead the boy had multiple stab wounds and blood all over the place Any police should know that if the murder is messy, it s usually done by a person who knows the victim If the victim is killed cleanly , like Nicola was, the murderer didn t know the victim and just had to kill her This little thing ruined the basic plot so badly, that I had no respect for polices that slobby in their jobs.At least the story had lots of twists and turns, so I did finish it

  8. M M says:

    Yea YaY Tommy finally sees why Barb had to shoot at the DCI to save her little neighbor Of course his illumination comes about because of Helen, who is farintelligent than she or her friends give her credit I love Helen, she is by far my favorite character, she is bubbly, happy and yet conflicted about her importance in the world She is the kind of friend I would love to cultivate, someone who is loyal to a fault and fun to be with The mystery was so involved as all EG s books are Yea YaY Tommy finally sees why Barb had to shoot at the DCI to save her little neighbor Of course his illumination comes about because of Helen, who is farintelligent than she or her friends give her credit I love Helen, she is by far my favorite character, she is bubbly, happy and yet conflicted about her importance in the world She is the kind of friend I would love to cultivate, someone who is loyal to a fault and fun to be with The mystery was so involved as all EG s books are It made me think about the murdered girl s choices Her parents were baffled by her choice to lead a low lifestyle when she had been brought up with love and advantages It all comes down to free will You can teach a child to follow a path but there comes a time when they must decide if they will stay on it Sad ending for the murdered girls parents all around Good read

  9. Diana Donnelly Diana Donnelly says:

    Well this is the 10th book I have read by this author It was 594 pages long and a heavy hardback I m always impressed with the author s vocabulary and after reading 10 books with the same characters my fondness grows for them There was some friction between Detective Inspector Lynley and Barbara Havers in this episode which was unsetting and bothered me Up to this point they worked well together with mutual admiration, however now I feared I was about to lose a favorite character I m happy Well this is the 10th book I have read by this author It was 594 pages long and a heavy hardback I m always impressed with the author s vocabulary and after reading 10 books with the same characters my fondness grows for them There was some friction between Detective Inspector Lynley and Barbara Havers in this episode which was unsetting and bothered me Up to this point they worked well together with mutual admiration, however now I feared I was about to lose a favorite character I m happy to say it concluded to my satisfaction

  10. Kathy Davie Kathy Davie says:

    Tenth in the Inspector Lynley mystery series set at Scotland Yard in London.My TakeThis was such a sad story on so many levels The end of a family line The end of hopes The useless death of an amazing person.In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner revolves around Nicola Maiden and her lifelong pursuit of what she wants now she never has learned the value of spiritual self fulfillment Nik has always gone for immediate gratification and stopped at nothing to ensure it with never a thought for how it Tenth in the Inspector Lynley mystery series set at Scotland Yard in London.My TakeThis was such a sad story on so many levels The end of a family line The end of hopes The useless death of an amazing person.In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner revolves around Nicola Maiden and her lifelong pursuit of what she wants now she never has learned the value of spiritual self fulfillment Nik has always gone for immediate gratification and stopped at nothing to ensure it with never a thought for how it might impact anyone around her.Thomas is angry that Barbara could ignore the chain of command and is determined that she will learn her place while Lady Helen comes to a realization as to just why Thomas is really angry with Barbara.A fascinating look at how three different, strong people approach the evidence and the judgments they make based on it, the different directions it takes them Each party has strong reasons for their choices and any one of them could be correct.In the end, it simply proves that one should never allow one s own perceptions to smear the evidence.Lots of red herrings in this story And each little fish is interesting in its own right.The StoryThe daughter of an old friend of Thomas is missing Well, missing until she s found brutally murdered out on the moors in a henge Nor is she alone in her death, and it s this second victim that provides the clues and the public destruction of a number of people.The clues lead all over and both tidy up and destroy a variety of people as Lynley, Nkata, Havers, and Hanken push their way through the evidence leading to a high end escort service, a brilliantly successful musical in the West End, a couple of artists who will crack you up, a happily retired couple building their retirement with a successful yet intimate hotel, and a beleaguered young man doing what he can to revive the family fortunes.The CharactersLady Helen Lynley makes me rather nuts She s never able to come right out and say anything Instead she dances around a topic until I want to strangle her She simply keeps pushing and pushing at a person just like a therapist does when they want you to come to the realization on your own And it does work in this instance making me crazy What I like about Thomas Lynley is he can be such a stubborn ass, but he does mull things over and is willing to admit when he s wrong A bit of a Neanderthal, but there s hope for this old dog to learn new tricks Barbara Havers has been on suspension for three months since the incident in Essex over the summer in Deception on His Mind , 9, and the final results are in She also learns where Thomas stood on the issue Barbara is evenof a bulldog on this case I understand where she s coming from but, lord, she does need to learn.DC Winston Nkata has a much greater role this time around I do like him He s intelligent with a great sense of humor and a desire to improve himself I do like that we learn a bitabout his youthful history He s also quite loyal and supportive.Brief glimpses of Simon and Deborah with a bitwith Lady Helen Hadiyyah is as sweet as ever although a bit annoying with the constant repetition while her father, Azhar, is still the most amazing man The nasty Assistant Commissioner David Hillier makes a very brief, vituperative appearance.Nicola Maiden is a spoiled brat Her parents, Thomas friends, Andrew and Nan, have always protected her from the negative aspect of her father s careerDetective Inspector Peter Hanken of the Buxton police force is less than happy that the victim s father has requested Scotland Yard intrude on his case He does provide George with the opportunity to examine the motives of a parent in protecting their child for all the good that does.The Cover and TitleThe cover is a bare interpretation of the murder scene with its sparse trees and not enough stones for the Nine Sisters Henge The title, however, is spot on as everyone from Havers to Lynley, Hanken to Maiden are all In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner

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