A Great Deliverance
email@example.com from North Carolina , February 9, 1999
Won 1988 Anthony & Agatha Awards for best first novel!
Though this is not the first of her novels that I have read, it was
the first she has published. I believe she's up to eight now, and this
is my fourth. It's hard to believe that this is her first novel and, believe
me, they just keep getting better. If you're looking for an author of the
English mystery to follow, this would be the one!
A reader from Cologne, Germany , August 12, 1997
layered plots and surprising turns
When I stumbled across this book in the library, I decided to take
it home, because it actually started with a word I did not know! I do like
English mystery fiction, but I do not like plots to be shallow, the language
to be simple, the characters to be full of cliches, the whole thing foreseeable.
Although placed in a classical English setting (including an Earl, peasants,
a Vicar and the discreet noise of tea-cups) this is a modern book, with
modern crimes, and a suitable amount of gore. Lots of psychology, lots
of twists and turns, lots of nice , or nasty, or at least complicated protagonists.
After this first contact with books by E. George, I have read them all.
You probably want to learn as well more about the fate of Lynley, Havers,
and the rest. And for those readers, whose native language is not english,
don´t worry, I bet E.George looks up a few remote words in the dictionary
herself, to put them into the novel just for fun.