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The Resource What Came Before He Shot Her

What Came Before He Shot Her

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What Came Before He Shot Her
Title
What Came Before He Shot Her
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth George
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a twelve-year-old boy. Who is he? Where did he come from? And what were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation?That story begins on the other side of London, in rough North Kensington, where the three mixed-race, virtually orphaned Campbell children are bounced first from their grandmother then to their aunt. The oldest, fifteen-year-old Ness, is headed for trouble as fast as her high-heeled boots will take her. That leaves the middle child, Joel, to care for the youngest, Toby. No one wants to put it into words, but something clearly isn't right with Toby.Before long, there are signs that Joel himself has problems. A local gang starts harassing him and threatening his brother. To protect his family, Joel makes a pact with the devil—a move that leads straight to the front doorstep of Thomas Lynley.The anatomy of a murder, the story of a family in crisis, What Came Before He Shot Her is a powerful, emotional novel full of deep psychological insights, a novel that only the incomparable Elizabeth George could write
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Summary
"In North Kensington three orphaned mixed-race children are bounced from one home to another. The middle child Joel takes care of the youngest, Toby, who isn't quite right. When a local gang threatens Toby, Joel makes a pact with the devil that ends in the murder of Thomas Lynley's wife."--From source other than the Library of Congress
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Character
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147233
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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George, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Thomas Lynley mysteries
Series volume
0014
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
What Came Before He Shot Her
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4fe0f257-77a6-47c0-aaad-56c0ada8b20f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061805745
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
What Came Before He Shot Her
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4fe0f257-77a6-47c0-aaad-56c0ada8b20f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061805745
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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