A Banquet of Consequences

A Banquet of Consequences

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Penguin Putnam
“George’s mystery unfolds with great psychological depth, finely drawn characters and gorgeous portraits of the English countryside. . . . [George] is an essential writer of popular fiction today.” —The Washington Post

The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Look out for Elizabeth George’s newest novel, The Punishment She Deserves, available March 2018.
 
The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George’s newest novel of crime, passion, and tragic history. As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit.
 
The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind who will have to deal with its unintended consequences—could there be a link between the young man’s leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?
 
After various issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter gives her a connection to the unsolved Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime, knowing one mistake could mean the end of her career.
 
Full of shocks, intensity, and suspense from the first page to the last, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under mounting pressure to solve a case both complicated and deeply disturbing.

Random House, Inc.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s award-winning Inspector Lynley series returns with another character-driven crime drama featuring beloved Scotland Yard members Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.

Elizabeth George first claimed a spot on the New York Times bestseller list in 1994. Two decades later her Lynley novels are still at the top of national bestseller lists, proving how vast and loyal her audience is. Critics and fans alike cherish Inspector Lynley, eighth Earl of Asherton, and Sergeant Havers, his working-class partner, for their believably irascible relationship as much as for their uncanny ability to solve the most challenging cases. And in her twentieth Inspector Lynley novel,A Banquet of Consequences, George delivers another winner as Lynley and Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London to the windswept town of Shaftesbury during one of their most complex cases yet.

Baker & Taylor
Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Barbara Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London as they investigate any possible connections between the suicide of a young man who leaped to his death from a Dorset cliff and a murder by poisoning in Cambridge.

Baker
& Taylor

Lynley and Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London to the windswept town of Shaftesbury in a case that proves to be one of the most complex of their partnership. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Just One Evil Act. 250,000 first printing.
"As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful faðcade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire, deceit, and murder. The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? After various career-threatening issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with a bestselling feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime" --

Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780525954330
0525954333
Characteristics: 576 pages ; 25 cm

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glicaangeljasper
Oct 20, 2016

Terrible read; awful editing. Felt compelled to give poor rating on Amazon also.

athompson10 Aug 21, 2016

After a couple of middling books in the Lynley series, the author is back on track in this one. A series of crimes, lots of suspects, well-drawn characters - Caroline is one of the most unlikeable ever created - and the return of Nkata, Havers, Dee and Ardery.

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nannerl
Jul 10, 2016

Loved this latest addition to the Lynley/Havers stories. Well written, compelling and the usual good chuckles resulting from the unvarnished, often crude perspectives of Barbara Havers. Totally surprised by the twist at the end, I thought I had identified the guilty party long before. Covers some interesting topics such as mental health, sex, crime and family secrets -- and while I disagree with George's limiting interpretation of what it is to be a feminist, her definition was important to moving the story along.

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Jeanneknits2
Jun 18, 2016

I've read all the "Lynley" novels and have enjoyed them all. This one is much better than the last two. Ms. George is back on track. While there are many, many details given that lengthen the book, in my opinion they provide a fleshing out of the characters and a real sense of place. She throws in so many red herrings and I found myself suspecting all of them by the end. A very satisfying read.

karcoldelharvic5 Jun 09, 2016

Made it to page 70 with a lot of effort and then quit. Very bland and much too wordy.

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Pschulte
May 17, 2016

It was a very immersing story

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talktimereader
May 09, 2016

Absolutely loved this novel. Lynley would not be Lynley without Havers. I do not regard the length of any book, but its content. And found this carried me along to the end, captivated.

I can see the Mad Max mentality, and the need for immediate gratification, is eroding the ability of people to think and enjoy. Don't rush, savour.

AuntJane Apr 04, 2016

I am surprised by the negative comments about this book! I thought it was great! We got Lynley, we got Havers, we got a bit of Winnie - and even more from the perfect Dee Hariman and her efforts to improve Havers - so funny! Granted the CRIME is vulgar, vile, disgusting - but the circumstances seem believable (sadly). This story took everyone forward into new territory with new dimensions.

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Sansha
Mar 30, 2016

Opening the pages of this book, was like meeting old friends, I have missed the Inspector and Sergeant since the death of Lady Lynley. Couldn't pass this book up and wasn't disappointed.

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9Bierton
Mar 29, 2016

More Lynley, please. Less Havers. And a LOT more editing.

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