Book Review: A Suitable Vengeance (Inspector Lynley series #4) by Elizabeth George

Sometimes when I have completed reading a book, I try to read reviews written by others to gauze their reactions, especially when I am ambivalent towards liking the book. And this book A Suitable Vengeance turned out to be one such book. Yes, it was a prequel, so some dissonance with respect to our favorite characters and background was pertinent, still without Sergeant Havers, her special dressing sense and working/practical sensibilities, it seemed there was so much missing (okay okay, she was there but cameo does not amount to much, right?).

The book is all about the central characters (yes yes, except Havers) and a few side ones as well and their linkages and relationships with each others of past and additionally, which revolves around a murder mystery striking so closer to home. The mystery was interesting, but the other parts (characters/relationships) really crazy. But then all that ends well, is well, even if in a whodunnit.

Also, you know, while reading this book, I tried to imagine if closure of a murderer in other books also depend on so much coincidence. I guess, I would need to keep a closer eye when I read the next books in this Inspector Lynley series. What do you think?

Keep watching my blog for more book reviews!

Book blurb:
‘Award-winning author Elizabeth George gives us an early glimpse into the lives of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, and Lady Helen Clyde in a superlative mystery that is also a fascinating inquiry into the crimes of the heart. Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, has brought to Howenstow, his family home, the young woman he has asked to be his bride. But the savage murder of a local journalist is the catalyst for a lethal series of events that shatters the calm of a picturesque Cornwall village and embroils Lynley and St. James in a case far outside their jurisdiction—and a little too close to home. When a second death follows closely on the heels of the first, Lynley finds he can’t help taking the investigation personally—because the evidence points to a killer within his own family.

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: 8/10
Genre:Mystery Thriller
Book Name:A Suitable Vengeance
(Inspector Lynley #4)
Author:Elizabeth George
Publication Year:1991

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