The fifth novel in the best-selling Inspector Lynley mystery series
Elena Weaver, in her skimpy dresses and bright jewellery, exuded intelligence and sexuality. A student at St Stephen's College, Cambridge, she lived a life of casual but intense physical and emotional relationships, with scores to settle and targets to achieve. Until someone, lying in wait on the bank of the River Cam, where Elena went running every morning, bludgeoned the young woman to death.
Called into the rarefied world of academia, Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Barbara Havers find a tangled skein of love, obsession and desire - a maelstrom of emotion that has claimed Elena Weaver's life.
Ingenious; very well and subtly done - Sunday Times
This excellent thriller is fast paced and believable with strong, well-rounded characters and an absorbing background - Today
Cunningly deceptive - Scotsman
Elizabeth George is the author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. Her first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honoured with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Litt rature Polici re in France. It was made into a BBC 1 Drama in March 2001. Well-Schooled in Murder was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI (1990). An Edgar and Macavity Nominee as well as a New York Times and international bestselling author, Elizabeth George divides her time between California and Kensington, London.