Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel

by Elizabeth George

Penguin Publishing Group | August 5, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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#1 New York Times bestselling author of A Banquet of Consequences Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers as never before.

Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really help. Azhar has no legal claim.

Just when Azhar is beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss, he gets more shocking news: Hadiyyah has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far she’s willing to go to protect it.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 736 pages, 8.47 × 5.42 × 1.55 in

Published: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451467841

ISBN - 13: 9780451467843

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Very suspenseful. Hard to really figure out with all the twists and turns. Could not be sure who actually did what until close to the end and then some surprises.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellente Loved this book and would recommend it highly to all Lynley and Havers fans.
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Far too long and too much Italian Generally a disappointing read. I didn't recognize this Barbara Havers. She was way over the top. And Lynley is a milksop. Sorry.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just One Evil Act Held my attention from start to finish. Wonderfully written. Really caught up while reading. Especially enjoyed the character development. Well worth reading. Thank you Ms. George!
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review Another great book by Elizabeth George.
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Great. Couldn't put it down. First time I have read this author. Won,t be last.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Story I have either read or seen every Lindley book on PBS. This is the best as it moved Tommy through his grief, introduced Barbara to her softer side and demonstrated her dogged determination to assist her friend. It also gave me glimpses of a town in Italy that I have not been to but plan to visit on my next trip to bella italia. Thank you for this wonderful story
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Story Elizabeth George just keeps expanding her ideas. This is not just another Inspector Lynley-Barbara Havers adventure it is totally intriguing. Half way through the book it could have been a resolution. Instead it takes off with twists and turns that kept me interested right to the end
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Story Elizabeth George keeps getting better. I love how we get to know and love the characters
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just One Evil Act I realize the author studied Italian, I however, have not. A little less Italian would have made it a much better read. It was a first rate yarn. I enjoy Barbara and Lynley and their topsy turvy relationship. I realize there is more to come and wait for the next novel.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just One Evil Act Numerous plot twists and surprises make this a genuine 'can't put down' page turner. Poor Barbara, can't help but feel for her dilemma.
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Evil Act Fabulous book, full of twists and turns and heart-in-the-mouth worry for Barbara Havers. One of this authors best.
Date published: 2013-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just One Evil Act Elizabeth George excels again. Could not put it down. You will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just One Evil Act Excellent! The suspense and twists which I associate with Elizabeth George are plentiful. I am very grateful for another Inspector Lynley and Barbara Havers work.....looking forward to another!
Date published: 2013-10-23

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Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel

Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel

by Elizabeth George

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 736 pages, 8.47 × 5.42 × 1.55 in

Published: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451467841

ISBN - 13: 9780451467843

Read from the Book

**This excerpt is from an advance uncorrected proof.**The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt But, being season’d with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? The Merchant of Venice 15 NOVEMBER EARLS COURTLONDON Sitting on a plastic chair inside Brompton Hall among a crowd of two hundred shouting individuals—all dressed in what had to be called alternative garb—was the last thing Thomas Lyn­ley had ever expected to find himself doing. Edgy music was blasting from speakers the size of a tower block on Miami Beach. A food stall was doing a very brisk business in hot dogs, popcorn, lager, and soft drinks. A female announcer was periodically shrieking above the din to call out scores and name penalties. And ten helmeted women on roller skates were racing round a flat ring delineated with tape on the concrete floor. It was supposed to be an exhibition match only: something to educate the populace in the finer points of women’s flat track roller derby. But it was a case of tell-that-to-the-players, for the women engaged in the bout were deadly serious. They had intriguing names. All of them were printed, along with suitably menacing photos, in the programmes that had been distrib­uted as spectators took their seats. Lynley had chuckled as he’d read each nom de guerre. Vigour Mortis. The Grim Rita. Grievous Bodily Charm. He was there because of one of the women, Kickarse Electra. She skated not with the local team—London’s the Electr
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From the Publisher

#1 New York Times bestselling author of A Banquet of Consequences Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers as never before.

Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really help. Azhar has no legal claim.

Just when Azhar is beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss, he gets more shocking news: Hadiyyah has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far she’s willing to go to protect it.

About the Author

Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen psychological suspense novels, three young adult novels, one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, as well as several other prestigious prizes. She lives in Washington State.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the #1 New York Times bestseller Believing the Lie:

“A multiplicity of subplots and a richness of physical detail....The story strands are untied and retied in satisfying and often moving ways.” —The Wall Street Journal

“[Lynley’s] back in fine form....George has given us a story filled with sex, grit, love, and everything in between.” —The Gazette (Montreal)

“A clever story with fascinating subplots.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Masterly…an intricate crime drama.” —Marie Claire

Praise for Elizabeth George:

“A master of the English mystery.” —The New York Times

“It’s tough to resist George’s storytelling, once hooked.” —USA Today

“A superstar of the crime-fiction world…deservedly so.” —The Seattle Times

“A writer of immense power, keen intelligence, and profound sensitivity.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch