Book Review: Well-Schooled in Murder (Inspector Lynley series #3) by Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George brings us another gruesome murder mystery but this time from a school campus making us question whether kids can be so evil. The description of murder victim, a school boy found nude in a well secluded church with tortuous marks on his body hits you and makes you scared of what this world has come to.

By the way, have you read the first two books by Elizabeth George – A Great Deliverance and Payment in Blood? You are up for a thrilling ride because this book is much much better than those two. Well thought of and put together is the main story-line and the perfect closure. Even the back story between detectives better. “As Lynley watched her, he thought how ironic it was that he had come to depend upon having Havers as his partner. Initially he had believed that no one could possibly be less likely to suit him. She was prickly, argumentative, easily given to anger, and bitterly aware of the enormous gap that existed between them, an impassable chasm created by birth, by class, by money, by experience“.  I loved this book for everything (and I guess I have become immune to reading anything now).

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Book blurb:
When thirteen-year-old Matthew Whately goes missing from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad’s housemaster, who also happens to be an old school chum. Thus, the inspector, his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child–and then, tragically, for a child killer. Questioning prefects, teachers, and pupils closest to the dead boy, Lynley and Havers sense that something extraordinarily evil is going on behind Bredgar Chambers’s cloistered walls. But as they begin to unlock the secrets of this closed society, the investigation into Matthew’s death leads them perilously close to their own emotional wounds–and blinds them to the signs of another murder in the making….

About the author:

Elizabeth George is the New York Times and internationally best selling author of twenty British crime novels featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his unconventional partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Her crime novels have been translated into 30 languages and featured on television by the BBC. She is also the author of a young adult series set on the island where she lives in the state of Washington.

A longtime instructor of creative writing, she has taught at colleges, universities, writers’ retreats, and conferences internationally. She is the recipient of the Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, France’s Grand Prix di Literatture Policiere, and Germany’s MIMI. She has twice been nominated for an Edgar Award, and she is the recipient of an honorary doctorate of humane letters from California State University Fullerton, and an honorary MFA from Northwest Institute of Language Arts (Whidbey Island MFA Program).

Website: elizabethgeorgeonline.com
Twitter: @LynleyMysteries

Rating: 10/10
Genre:Mystery Thriller
Book Name:Well-Schooled in Murder
(Inspector Lynley #3)
Author:Elizabeth George
Pages:432
Publication Year:1989

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