While DI Thomas Lynley is still on compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Isabelle Ardery is brought into the Met as his temporary replacement. The discovery of a body in a Stoke Newington cemetery offers Isabelle the chance to make her mark with a high profile murder investigation. Persuading Lynley back to work seems the best way to guarantee a result: Lynley's team is fiercely loyal to him and Isabelle needs them - and especially Barbara Havers - on side. The Met is twitchy: a series of PR disasters has undermined its confidence. Isabelle knows that she'll be operating under the unforgiving scrutiny of the media, so is quick - perhaps too quick - to pin the murder on a convenient suspect. The murder trail leads Lynley and Havers to the New Forest, and the eventual resolution of the case. Its roots are in a long-ago act of violence that has poisoned subsequent generations and its outcome is both tragic and shocking.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2018
- 153 x 234mm
This Body of Death
Very disappointing, I've read all of the Inspector Lynley books and I don't think I will read another one. "Isabelle Ardery" was used in another book (Playing for the Ashes) but in this these two do not know each other. There is no way Thomas Lynley would be interested or seduced by an alcoholic hussy like this, boss or not.
Its definately not on, she has to go.