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  • Taschenbuch: 752 Seiten
  • Verlag: Bantam; Auflage: Bantam Mass Mar. (6. Oktober 1998)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0553575090
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553575095
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 25,5 x 9,9 x 1,5 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.2 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (36 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 70.578 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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Eine Amerikanerin in London - zumindest zeitweise lebt Elizabeth George in der britischen Hauptstadt. Dort recherchiert die preisgekrönte Krimiautorin detailversessen an den Orten des Geschehens. Ihre größtenteils verfilmten Geschichten sind eher Gesellschaftsromane als "nur" spannende Storys - von denen George allerdings eine Menge versteht. Denn Handwerk und Kunst des Schreibens hat sie lange Jahre als Lehrerin für Englische Sprache und Literatur sowie später in Unikursen für Kreatives Schreiben unterrichtet. Bekannt wurde sie vor allem mit ihrem Ermittlerduo Inspector Lynley und Sergeant Havers. Geboren wurde Elizabeth George 1949 in Warren im US-Bundesstaat Ohio. Nach vielen Jahren in Kalifornien lebt sie heute im Nordwesten der Vereinigten Staaten bei Seattle.

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In Deception on His Mind Sergeant Barbara Havers places herself at the center of an investigation in Essex concerning the mysterious death of a recently arrived immigrant from Pakistan. Although still recovering from the broken ribs and nose (received at the end of In the Presence of the Enemy), Havers convinces herself that she needs to stay on the job in order to help her neighbor Taymullah Azhar and his elfin daughter Hadiyyah who have a familial connection to the dead man. As is typical with Elizabeth George's novels (this is the 10th in a popular and powerful series), the murder and its investigation are the central feature of the story. But in this case they are also the means by which she explores the Pakistani experience in a foreign and not always friendly culture. As Havers herself notes, the food may well have improved in Britain with an increasingly diverse population, but that same population has "engendered a score of polyglot problems." Whether or not the dead man is a victim of a racially motivated crime is only one of the questions Havers tries to sort out. The result, with George's typically complex characterizations and deft plot turns, is a deeply satisfying novel. Fans of Havers's superior officer, Thomas Lynley, and his lady love Helen Clyde will be disappointed as the two are off on their honeymoon. But with Lynley out of the picture, Havers, with her prickly personality, caustic tongue, and sound investigative skills, comes well and truly into her own. Nitpickers might question one aspect of the final denouement--motive and opportunity are securely in place but the means are on the outskirts of unbelievable. Still, the book is a rich and enjoyable one that continues to tickle the imagination well after it has been shelved amidst other favorites. --K.A. Crouch

Pressestimmen

"One of George's best... insightful, tense and compassionate."—Entertainment Weekly

"Deception on His Mind falls smartly into place in [George's] literate, impassioned series, one of today's best."—Chicago Tribune

"Typically extravagant: long on ambition, long on characterization...it's tough to resist the pull of George's storytelling once hooked."—USA Today

"So much fun to read, it's criminal."—Newsday

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7 von 7 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 12. Oktober 2001
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Obwohl ich als begeisterte Elizabeth George Leserin möglicherweise nicht ganz objektiv bin, so muß ich doch sagen, daß dieses Buch wirklich sehr sehr gut ist. Die Autorin versteht es, dem Leser die gezeichneten Charaktere derart nahezubringen, daß sie gegen Ende des Buches geradezu "Bekannte" sind. Die Entwicklung von Inspektor Lynley und Seargent Havers ist nie wirklich vorhersehbar, so daß auch nach dem Lesen aller vorausgegangener Bücher (mittlerweile, so glaube ich, schon 9 Ausgaben)keine Langeweile aufkommt. Auch für Leser, die dem Kriminalroman Genre bislang nicht zugetan waren, sind Elizabeth George Romane zu empfehlen, obwohl doch darauf hinzuweisen ist, daß man die Bücher in chronologischer Reihenfolge lesen sollte, da ansonsten die beiden Hauptcharaktere nicht unbedingt nachvollziehbar wären und gerade deren Entwickung sich wie ein roter Faden durch alle Romane zieht.
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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Jane Jetson am 3. Juli 2000
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This was the first E. George book I have read. I found the plot compelling, but the continual references to the racism of the community and characters was very tiring. The overt racism was the kind you would find in small town USA in the 1950s. Is it really this bad in England? I felt some of the characters were too one-dimensional (no redeeming qualities) and found the character of Emily inconsistent, especially at the end. The author gave us some insight into the Pakistani culture, but I didn't get the idea that she found anything positive about it.
I am going to read "For the Sake of Elena" to give the author another chance.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Rebecca Junck am 10. Juni 2000
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I absolutely love E. George's books and I own them all. Her character development and concurrent plots make the books difficult to put down. I was engrossed in this story - there were so many sub plots that screamed out for resolution that I couldn't wait to get to the end. I love Sgt. Havers (she is my favorite character) and thought she was fabulous in this book. However, the ending felt rushed, the motive was very stupid and not worth all the terrific storytelling that went before it. None of the sub plots that I was most interested in got resolved (what happened to the pregnant girl?) But I must say that the waiting to discover what happened next to Havers was unbearable. I couldn't wait for the day the book came out. This was definitely one of George's best works - until the end. Maybe she was feeling pressure from the publisher, who knows?
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von jvilo98@yahoo.com am 8. Juni 1999
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As a longtime fan of thriller/mystery/suspense novels, this book didn't entrance me as my favorite authors seem to captivate my attention. The characters all seem too flat, no development at all...I liked the unexpected revelations that Barbara and Emily discover, but the reader doesn't really seem to be pulled along the plot...I think one of the problems is that there were so many characters to handle that the reader doesn't really get to know who Barbara is...
In comparison to my favorite authors who include John Sandford, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and Patricia Cornwell, Elizabeth George is an ok read, but not spectacular.
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In Deception on His Mind, Elizabeth George eloquently answered all of her critiques who felt that she cannot write decent mystery plots that match her remarkable characterizations. Unfettered by the urbane Thomas Lynley who is off on his honeymoon with Lady Helen, Ms. George features the redoubtable Barbara Havers as the detective in this story. Seeing English society from "downstairs" as it were, the story has more grit than usual and the seamy side of the elite is more exposed as well.

As the story opens, Havers is recuperating from her physical and emotional injuries incurred in In the Presence of the Enemy. With a bruised face and cracked ribs, she's supposed to take time off. The Pakistani fiance of a local entrepreneur has been found murdered on a beach in Essex. That event brings Havers' neighbor, Taymullah Azhar, and his daughter, Hadiyyah, to the seaside resort of Balford-le-Nez. Havers recalls found memories of this part of the coast and soon follows, finding herself embroiled in both the murder and a complicated family situation of Azhar's.

Havers goes with her gut, and her instincts soon have her in hot water. And the case is a baffling one. There are leads in all directions, but tracking down those leads doesn't solve the murder.

The underlying themes of the book include racism, class snobbery, the painful limits that religion can bring, and the constraints of a family's heritage. I have no idea if this book accurately displays modern day English society or not, but it makes for interesting, if uncomfortable, reading.

But I thought the best part of the book came in the careful exploration of the social customs and beliefs among the Pakistani characters.
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In Deception on His Mind, Elizabeth George eloquently answered all of her critiques who felt that she cannot write decent mystery plots that match her remarkable characterizations. Unfettered by the urbane Thomas Lynley who is off on his honeymoon with Lady Helen, Ms. George features the redoubtable Barbara Havers as the detective in this story. Seeing English society from "downstairs" as it were, the story has more grit than usual and the seamy side of the elite is more exposed as well.

As the story opens, Havers is recuperating from her physical and emotional injuries incurred in In the Presence of the Enemy. With a bruised face and cracked ribs, she's supposed to take time off. The Pakistani fiance of a local entrepreneur has been found murdered on a beach in Essex. That event brings Havers' neighbor, Taymullah Azhar, and his daughter, Hadiyyah, to the seaside resort of Balford-le-Nez. Havers recalls found memories of this part of the coast and soon follows, finding herself embroiled in both the murder and a complicated family situation of Azhar's.

Havers goes with her gut, and her instincts soon have her in hot water. And the case is a baffling one. There are leads in all directions, but tracking down those leads doesn't solve the murder.

The underlying themes of the book include racism, class snobbery, the painful limits that religion can bring, and the constraints of a family's heritage. I have no idea if this book accurately displays modern day English society or not, but it makes for interesting, if uncomfortable, reading.

But I thought the best part of the book came in the careful exploration of the social customs and beliefs among the Pakistani characters.
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