Download Careless in Red (Inspector Lynley, Book 15) by Elizabeth George PDF

By Elizabeth George

ISBN-10: 0061792950

ISBN-13: 9780061792953

Unique e-book: 2008

After the mindless homicide of his spouse, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, the place he has spent six solitary weeks mountain climbing the grim and rugged beach. yet regardless of how a ways he walks, regardless of how onerous his days, the painful stories of Helen's demise don't diminish.

On the forty-third day of his stroll, on the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the physique of a tender guy who seems to have fallen to his dying. the nearest city, higher identified for its travelers and its browsing than its intrigue, turns out an not going position for homicide. even though, it quickly turns into obvious shrewdpermanent killer is certainly at paintings, and this time Lynley isn't a detective yet a witness and probably a suspect.

The head of the greatly understaffed neighborhood police division wishes Lynley's support, although, specifically in terms of the mysterious, secretive girl whose cottage lies no longer faraway from the place the physique used to be found. yet can Lynley permit pass of the prior lengthy adequate to resolve a such a lot devious and thoroughly deliberate crime?

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I am being rejected by nothing. By the arrogance of nothing. I switch on the radio, the tv, the cassette player, the hi-fi— all the gad­ gets Bob has plugged in everywhere. ” There’s even a radio in the john and a telephone right by the toilet. No way of escaping the barrage of Santavarvaran. So I dive into it, immerse myself in it, get drunk on it. I thought I knew the language well but find I can’t under­ stand a word. Every time I come here it’s the same: it takes me at least ♦ 19 ♦ Julia Kristeva a week to be able to make out a few intelligible syllables from amid the meaningless din, a few words I seem to remember learning but that now elude me.

But even “ indif­ ference” doesn’t entirely convey the formality tinged with anxiety that prevailed at such gatherings. The house was a mixture of Victorian and Santavarvaran. Gloria’s grandparents had built it in memory of the old England they should never have left yet where no truly rigorous-minded person, no one brought up in the puritan tradition that exists only to separate indi­ viduals from themselves, could really survive. But at the end of the last century Santa Varvara, while not exactly a paradise for elephant hunters, did offer what might be regarded as virgin soil.

That was the situation when Stan, without warning, died, and Gloria was left a widow. A funny kind of widow, people said, and she did her best to live up to the description. She owed it to Stan, with his love o f gambling, his quest for amusement, his nonchalance. Wouldn’t he have been proud of a wife who enjoyed her bereave♦ 31 ♦ Julia Kristeva ment? It was her duty to be a merry widow. — she was obscenely arrogant. I couldn't quite under­ stand all this, but then I wasn't really interested in understanding it and lent only a vague ear to rumor.

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