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Payment in Blood By ElizabethGeorge Payment in Blood The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives an eighteen inch dirk through her neck Called upon to investigate the c

  • Title: Payment in Blood
  • Author: ElizabethGeorge
  • ISBN: 9780553284362
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • Payment in Blood By ElizabethGeorge The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives an 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 aThe career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives an 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.
    Payment in Blood By ElizabethGeorge

    The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Payment in Blood TV Apr , Directed by Kim Flitcroft With James McAvoy, Naomi Frederick, Ronald Pickup, Yvonne O Grady After a playwright changes dialogue in her play just days before its opening, she is found brutally stabbed with other murders to follow. Payment in Blood Inspector Lynley, by Elizabeth George Payment in Blood by Elizabeth George Inspector Lynley, A band of theatrical performers including a producer as well as an actress hoping to make her comeback in this play written by the successful playwright, Joy Sinclair the play itself had already been decided upon but that s where the agreement among the cast ends Joy Sinclair announces at their meeting that a new play has Payment in Blood Inspector Lynley For fans of this type of puzzle, Payment in Blood is a must Plain Dealer, Cleveland A spectacular new voice in mystery writing George invites comparison with both P.D James and Ruth Rendell in the psychological interest of her characters and the intricacy and ingenuity of her plotting. Payment in Blood Apr , Payment in Blood A gunman joins up with a gang of Confederate guerrillas to find a cache of missing Confederate gold. Payment in Blood by Elizabeth George About Payment in Blood The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives an eighteen inch dirk through her neck. Payment in Blood Inspector Lynley Book For fans of this type of puzzle, Payment in Blood is a must Plain Dealer, Cleveland A spectacular new voice in mystery writing George invites comparison with both P.D James and Ruth Rendell in the psychological interest of her characters and the intricacy and ingenuity of her plotting. Payment in Blood book by Elizabeth George May , Indeed, Payment In Blood is bloody well done, because it is the delicious twists and turns in search of the answer to the question of who the murderer is and what the motive was, as well as Derek Jacobi s beautiful interpretation of the soft, musical brogue of the Scottish Highlands which makes this mystery particularly enjoyable The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Payment in Blood TV The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Payment in Blood TV Episode cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and . Pay in Blood The Official Bob Dylan Site I pay in blood, but not my own Another political pumping out his piss Another ragged beggar blowin ya a kiss Life is short and it don t last long They ll hang you in the morning and sing ya a song Someone must have slipped a drug in your wine You gulped it down and you lost your mind.

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    1. Jean on said:

      This is one of a series of novels about Elizabeth George s creation Inspector Lynley and his sidekick Sergeant Havers These two characters are a chalk and cheese coupling The aristocrat Thomas Lynley is steeped in tradition but fighting his destiny, wanting meaning to his life The council house bred Barbara Havers is an ambivalent character, saddled with an antipathy to all that Lynley stands for combined with a chip on her shoulder Add to the mix a doomed romantic liaison and you have an engag [...]

    2. Lewis Weinstein on said:

      UPDATE 2 13 18 marvelous even on re reading the murders were complicated and the tension maintained throughout but the essence of the story is the way those murders impact EG s continuing characters, and the relationships between those characters Barbara Havers my favorite plays a major role in this one I read this at least a decade ago, and am re reading it now to take another look at the outstanding way EG, one of my favorite authors, frames a story This comes as I am editing the first half of [...]

    3. Syl on said:

      My first audiobook of the year, and immensely enjoyed it.I have read this book earlier, a decade or so ago, but jumbled up in the series, and last year decided to read this police procedural series in order, as the emotional lives of the police and their near and dear ones are given as much importance as the crime and its solution This book deals with a closed room murder of a much hated playwriter in a stately mansion turned hotel on a snowy winter night The house is inhabited by the people inv [...]

    4. Richard Derus on said:

      Rating 3.875 of fiveThe Book Report Inspectory Thomas Lynley, aka the eighth Earl of Asherton, is a hard working man, but even he likes a few days rest after chasing from pillar to post in solving brutal crimes His rest is denied him by a call from his boss, at home, on a Sunday A murder has occurred, in Scotland, and only Lynley can be trusted to investigate because it involves a famous Peer of the Realm.Uh oh.Yeah, uh oh and in spades, as Lynley tromps ill temperedly up to Scotland where Scotl [...]

    5. Aleshanee on said:

      Da diese Reihe schon ewig her ist, seit ich sie gelesen habe, kann ich mich wirklich an nichts mehr erinnern Umso sch ner weil ich das Gef hl habe, die Geschichten nochmal ganz neu zu erleben So konnte ich auch super mitr tseln, denn in diesem Mordfall gibt es wirklich viele Verwicklungen und auch viele Charktere, die eine Rolle spielen Das war anfangs etwas wirr bzw un bersichtlich, aber im Laufe der Handlung konnte man dann doch jeden ganz gut einordnen Vor allem, da die Autorin wirklich eine [...]

    6. Melaszka on said:

      I m reading the Inspector Lynley novels out of order having been deterred from reading them for years by the rather mediocre TV series, I was hugely impressed when I eventually got round to reading some of the recent books in the series I m now catching up with the earlier novels.This one was certainly compelling enough lots of intriguing subplots, twists and red herrings but the faults of the series were amplified and I felt the book lacked the originality which lifts the later books above muc [...]

    7. Mo on said:

      Good Lord, could a story be any confusing Do all of the characters have to be having affairs with each other either in this book, or as part of their back stories Do in laws really have sex with each other as much as they do in this novel Do most of these characters have to have 3 or 4 names I wish the author could have decided whether or not to use their first name, surname, peerage title, or professional title and then STUCK WITH THAT If you can keep all these characters straight than you are [...]

    8. Sarah on said:

      I m not a huge fan of Elizabeth George, but I always finish every book of hers that I pick up This one was actually one of her bests The reviews on the back keep comparing George to P D James and though I think such a comparison is ludicrous, this Lynley mystery does read like a watered down James novel The setting and set up were classic, and the pace moved right along and kept my interest The problem with this book, as with all George s book in my opinion, is her tendency to descend into cheap [...]

    9. Donna on said:

      There were LOTS of characters in this one and it took me a LONG time for the plot to grab me I will still continue on with the series and am hopeful that the next one will be a better read for me.

    10. MadProfessah on said:

      This is just my second book by Elizabeth George and I am quite impressed I was unaware of the BBC series about Inspector Lynley but I was aware of the high average rating 4.0 with than 10,000 entries.This is a very high quality entry into the genre of British police procedural murder mysteries The setup is classic a locked room mystery of how is an unpleasant author and playwright murdered while attending a weekend dinner party at a remote location in Scotland Inspector Lynley and his sidekick, [...]

    11. Melissa Joulwan on said:

      This is the second third time I ve read this book, and I think it s my favorite Elizabeth George I m really surprised that this was her second novel it so captures what I think of as her style of storytelling It s brutal and bleak, while also being a really fun time It s a mashup of a locked room and location specific mystery novel, populated with George s core characters Lynley, Havers, St James and Deborah, Lady Helen and a deliciously spooky setting in a soon to be country hotel There s plent [...]

    12. Lady Delacour on said:

      Elizabeth George s writing style andmy taste seem to have made a happy alliance.Looking forward to books in this series.Narrator Davina Porter never disappoints.Not Clean but not overly detailed.Some Foul Language.

    13. Tory Wagner on said:

      I am trying to reread this series to read it in sequence Starting from the beginning helps me make sense of some of the action that takes place in subsequent volumes In Payment in Blood, Lynley and Havers must discover a killer among a group of theatre professionals whose relationships are tangled I may have read this previously since I honed in on the culprit pretty quickly Non the less, it is a mystery filled with interesting characters and swift action This is a series I hardily recommend

    14. Larry Bassett on said:

      You will have to read my words in the review of the first book in the series to get my overall enthusiasm for this author This is a 1989 work of art It seems right to me to call this book elegant I like this author very much This is a pretty old series these days The setting is mostly an English estate house and the whole book has a bit of an old time feeling to it And English nobility plays a bit of a role in the book.As mysteries go this one ranked pretty well It is in the old style of eight o [...]

    15. Pamela on said:

      This is a generous 2.5 for me, out of five This author was recommended since I love English based mysteries I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan This book had way to many useless characters, who changed their names, going from titles, to pet names, and last names, then first The idea of a playwright changing her play to tell juicy bits about all those at a country house, was fine, but my heavens did anyone stay in their own beds It seems their is no loyalty in friends, or in families, or even brother [...]

    16. Ron on said:

      Murder contaminates and pollutes, and no life it touches, no matter how tangentially, can ever be the same Murder on the Orient Express investigated by Lord Peter Wimsey, with an old Scottish manor house playing the part of the train As with all these cut off from the world murder mysteries, solving the crime involves untangling the relationships among the characters That the investigators form early and conflicting opinions of who dun it increases the complexity Silence is as useful a tool of i [...]

    17. Kathy Davie on said:

      Third, chronologically, and second publication wise, the Inspector Lynley detective mystery revolves around the aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, of Scotland Yard.My TakePayment in Blood involves murders, cover ups, and suicide amongst a group of theatrical people.The story starts at a country house in Scotland in the middle of winter where the group has planned an initial run through of a new play, although it proves to be a much [...]

    18. AngryGreyCat on said:

      I have recently read out of order a later book in this series and enjoyed it so I decided to read some of the earlier books Payment in Blood is the second in the series I enjoyed seeing the development in Lynley and his sidekick partner Havers This was a classic isolated country manor mystery, with Lynley being called in due to political reasons that are explored and exposed in the book The references to Christine Keeler and John Profumo were interesting and added to setting by connecting to rea [...]

    19. Lora King on said:

      A very good 2 book in the series Two murders in Scotland, a suicide murder in a small town outside London and secret espionage in the upper classes from 1962 Lots going on and all tied together Inspector Lynley and Detective Havers are on the case I love Havers and how she interacts with Lynley, love Simon St James and his wife, but Lady Helen I could do without I was not a fan of hers at all in this book Hopefully she will redeem herself in the next I m definitely hooked on this series and char [...]

    20. Carrie on said:

      Payment in Blood, the second installment in the Inspector Lynley series, was a bit of the good, the bad, and the somewhat ugly for me For anyone new to the series, I would highly recommend that you read the first book prior to this one or you will miss out on a significantly large part of what makes the book really good The Good The emphasis on personal relationships between the main characters is what ultimately makes this book so incredible When a murder occurs and one of the suspects happens [...]

    21. Sharon on said:

      Inspector Thomas Lynley is tasked to investigate a death which is pretty close to his roots, his noble peer roots that is It appears he is chosen because of his station in life and the perception that he will be able to investigate without disturbing the status quo, stepping on the wrong toes, so to speak Along with him is Sergeant Barbara Havers who it could be said has little experience and less respect for the aristocracy and the whole peer establishment The mix of the two makes for very inte [...]

    22. Em on said:

      It took me a while to get hooked into this book, possibly because it had an air of an Agatha Christie with all the suspects at the same house party, with all the characters kept in a room as the police did their duty gathering evidence on who among them murdered one of their group The one aspect that would never factor into an Agatha Christie is the detective Inspector Lynley finding Helen, the woman he loves at the party having it off with another man And due to their room s close proximity to [...]

    23. IslandRiverScribe on said:

      Thomas Lynley, at 34 years of age, is a detective inspector with the CID at New Scotland Yard He is very good at his job and well respected amongst his peers And, in this book, that is the start of his troubles For Thomas Lynley is a peer He is Lord Asherton, the eighth Earl of Asherton, to be exact And his presence is commanded by the upper echelon of the Yard when Stuart Rintoul, Lord Stinhurst, sixteenth or seventeenth Earl of Stinhurst, finds himself at the scene of a murder Lord Stinhurst i [...]

    24. Jackie on said:

      I really like Elizabeth George s writing style There was quite a few names characters their relationships to each other to get to grips with which confused me slightly for a while Definitely going to read on in this series.

    25. Claudia on said:

      Not her best, perhaps because it is at the beginning of the Inspector Lynley series Still it s an enjoyable mystery with lots of suspects and plot lines.

    26. Jamie on said:

      Loved the setting of the Scottish Highlands and the deliciously dramatic theatre people involved in this case also Lynley finally made some headway in his relationship with Helen I would ve liked about Havers, like in the first book, but I see why it was focused on Lynley this time.

    27. Dorothy on said:

      I recently read the first book in this series, A Great Deliverance, and decided to push on with the second one because I was curious to see how the characters developed The two main characters, Inspector Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, are opposites in many ways Lynley, the wealthy aristocrat, and Havers, the working class woman who has had to struggle for everything she has and who has a chip on her shoulder for the privileged aristocracy One thing they share is a commitment to th [...]

    28. Giulietta on said:

      La seconda avventura della strana coppia Linley Havers molto diversa dalla prima, per numerosi motivi Innanzitutto la diversit e complementariet dei due due protagonisti qui fortemente sottolineata, fino a renderla elemento risolutore dell intero caso un espediente molto azzeccato, che permette di far crescere il rapporto fra i due colleghi L ambientazione la Scozia, un castello e un delitto da stanza chiusa che pu piacere anche agli amanti del giallo pi tradizionale I comprimari, se cos si poss [...]

    29. Scott Rhee on said:

      Another excellent murder mystery from Elizabeth George, Payment in Blood is, I think, the second in her series featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley and partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers This one ironically utilizes just about every British murder mystery cliche in the book a diverse group of people stuck in a small rural bed and breakfast, a victim found murdered in her bed, and a large list of suspects each with viable motives The victim in this case is Joy Sinclair, a write [...]

    30. Deb on said:

      Once again, I must have read this years ago, but I didn t remember anything about it In this 2nd outing, Lynley and Havers are sent to Scotland to investigate the murder of an playwright There s something fishy about the assignment, and Havers is quick to conclude that Lynley was assigned because the chief suspect is a fellow peer The investigation is complicated by the presence of Lady Helen Clyde and her current lover Elizabeth George does a superb job of depicting the tensions between Helen a [...]

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