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Payment in Blood

Payment in Blood

An isolated Scottish mansion is the venue for a reading of a controversial new play by a West End theatre company. But on the very first evening, the playwright is savagely murdered, and Inspector Thomas Lynley faces the most testing case of his career.



For one of the suspects is Lady Helen Clyde, the woman Lynley loves. And as he attempts to untangle the family scandals, fierce theatrical rivalries and long-buried secrets that beset the case, Lynley struggles to balance the clinical detachment of his job with the intensity of his feelings.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th June 2006

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781844561117

Reviews

George explores her characters' dreams and fears with a penetrating grace that makes reading her books a joy
<i>Washington Post Book World</i>
This is a riveting instalment in a superb series
<i>Booklist</i>
George is a master
<i>Chicago Tribune</i>
George weaves her usual magic, embroiling her Scotland Yard characters in tangles both personal and professional
<i>Time Out</i>
Dickensian in scope, her scenes pinpoint sharp . . . and the dynamicx of the characters sensitive and disturbing.
<i>Oxford Times</i>
A treat - splendidly plotted and beautifully written
Colin Dexter