Sunday, October 13, 2013

Book Review: JUST ONE EVIL ACT by Elizabeth George

Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George is the seventeenth installment of the Inspector Lynley series (available October 15, 2013).
Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, and Detective Sergeant  Barbara Havers are back in the latest novel by Elizabeth GeorgeJust One Evil Act. This book is set both in London and in Italy, which adds a fun new dimension to the book.
In Just One Evil Act, we get a great mix of my favorite regular characters from Elizabeth George’s previous novels. Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers returns at her poorly dressed but obstinate best.  Inspector Thomas Lynley has regained his footing although he is a much-changed man.  One of the main reasons I love this series is the relationship between the police detective earl and his very common sergeant. 
We also see the return of Barbara’s favorite neighbors – Talmullah Azhar and his daughter, Haddiyah. The book gets rolling immediately when little Haddiyah is snatched away by her mother and taken away from Azhar.  Of course, Barbara involves herself in the investigation, although Azhar was not named on Haddiyah’s birth certificate and has therefore has no legal standing as her parent.   

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