Book Review: Missing Joseph (Inspector Lynley series #6) by Elizabeth George

Even when I was reading Missing Joseph after For the Sake of Elena (which was a bit of a dampener for me), I was still let down. No Havers to speak of, okay there were a few scenes but just a few scenes and thus, no chemistry between both the detectives, Lynley and her. And if that was not enough, the other interactions between characters and the way the murder was solved was too much far-fetched.

I mean this is one of those books in which almost everything under the sun is explored, teenage drama, love and hate, witchcraft, rape, and what not! I really hated this book while I read it and it dragged for almost a month when finally I heaved a sigh of relief the time it ended. In conclusion, I will say skip this book and go to next one in the series for I am half-way through the seventh book Playing for the Ashes and it is really interesting.

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Book Blurb:

Deborah and Simon St. James have taken a holiday in the winter landscape of Lancashire, hoping to heal the growing rift in their marriage. But in the barren countryside awaits bleak news: the vicar of Winslough, the man they had come to see, is dead – a victim of accidental poisoning. Unsatisfied with the inquest ruling and unsettled by the close association between the investigating constable and the woman who served the deadly meal, Simon calls in his old friend Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Together they uncover dark, complex relationships in this rural village, relationships that bring men and women together with passion, with grief, or with the intention to kill.

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).

Twitter: @LynleyMysteries

Rating: 5/10
Genre:Mystery Thriller
Book Name:Missing Joseph
(Inspector Lynley #6)
Author:Elizabeth George
Publication Year:1992

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