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A Place of Hiding (Inspector Lynley Series #12)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A6. Great as usual!

    China River and her brother Cherokee tender a deal to friend photographer Deborah St. James and her spouse forensic scientist Simon. If the couple travels from their home in Montecito, California to deliver a package of architectural drawings to Guy Brouard on the English Channel Island of Guernsey, she will pay both fares and a five-thousand-dollar fee. Christmas in England sounds quite good to the St. James so they readily agree.<P> The drawings are for a museum that Guy plans to construct to commemorate those who resisted the Nazis during the German occupation of the island. However, upon arriving at Guernsey, Deborah and Simon find the recipient of their package dead, a victim of murder. Most interesting is the lack of a solid motive, as no one seems to hate Brouard though he womanized and no one gains from his death. Still the nosy Americans investigate when China is arrested for the crime.<P> PLACE OF HIDING is a superb investigative tale due to the extraordinarily powerful cast on both sides of the Atlantic. The who-done-it is cleverly devised to keep the audience guessing, but clearly the key players such as China, her brother, the St. James couple, and Brouard and his spouse make the tale work. The locale adds depth and a bit of World War II perspective to a strong contemporary mystery that by George shows the talent of this author when she is on her game as she is here.<P> Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted July 28, 2012

    A must for fans of Elizabeth George

    Loved meeting again characters from the Inspector Lynley mysteries. The author takes us on twists and turns to the unexpected finish, but what a journey. This novel prompted interest in the status of the Channel Islands, and research into what may be common knowledge for Brits. But we Yanks love all things English. I have read all of the Lynley series and was very excited when I found this book. Eagerly awaiting more works by Ms George.

    Liz from Gaylord MI

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2005

    Great edition to the series

    I thought it was great. I've read all her previous 'Lynley' mysteries and this is as good as all the rest. The ONLY drawback was that the leads were Simon Allcourt-St. James and his wife Deborah. I don't like Deborah and she didn't endear me to her in this one at all. I'd much prefer Thomas and Barbara to be doing the investigating. Simon is fine but leave Deborah home next time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2004

    Won't Want to Put Down

    I have seen so much development in style and characterization in this latest George novel. As with other of her novels, I embrace each character and situation in hopes that the ones I really like are not the 'bad guys'. In her usual twist and turn style, I felt the plot was thoroughly developed and not only could I not put it down, I didn't want to. It ranks on top along side Missing Joseph.

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