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A Great Deliverance

Label
A Great Deliverance
Title
A Great Deliverance
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth George
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Language
eng
Summary
To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders.Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. And I'm not sorry."Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale's dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley—and in their own lives as well
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Summary
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is getting a final chance for a promotion. Because of her abrasive personality, she's been unable to work with any of the detectives at Scotland Yard. Assigned to work with Inspector Thomas Lynley, whom she despises because of his privileged upbringing, the two head to Yorkshire to investigate the murder of a man by his daughter. She was found sitting by her decapitated father and would only say "I did it. And I'm not sorry", and she has refused to say another word. The townspeople believe she is innocent, and Lynley and Havers learn to work together as they solve the case. Readers who enjoy leisurely-paced, issue-oriented mysteries may also enjoy books by P.D. James and Martha Grimes. (Description by: Sue O'Brien) --
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Award
  • Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 1989.
  • Anthony Award for Best First Novel, 1989.
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029409
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HCO
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1949-
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George, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Thomas Lynley mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
A Great Deliverance
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:840e9c79-e83e-4d2d-8a5e-b4ce1c1c99ec
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307755360
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Great Deliverance
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:840e9c79-e83e-4d2d-8a5e-b4ce1c1c99ec
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307755360
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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