The narrative talents of English stage actor Derek Jacobi are put to excellent use in this intriguing mystery of a double murder most foul. Author Elizabeth George presents her popular detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers with one of their most grisly and difficult cases ever as they search for clues to a bloody crime while struggling to repair their own strained partnership. George's mystery bobs, weaves, twists, and turns from a packed West End theater through the sumptuous halls of a country manor and into the desolate reaches of the high country moors before revealing its delightfully wicked and suspenseful conclusion. Jacobi tackles the complex plot and diverse cast of characters with relish, working his theatrical skills into an outstanding performance. (Running time: 6 hours, 4 cassettes) --George Laney
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Praise for In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
"An intricate, swiftly paced tale that brings back the popular New Scotland Yard team of detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers....The mulitfaceted surprise ending to the taut, suspenseful plot is the juiciest plum of all in this can't-put-down novel."
"Miss George's work continues to amaze...she continues to expand the mystery genre into serious, mind-absorbing fiction.... Powerful and provocative...In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
joins its predecessors in a growing line of dazzlingly brilliant novels."
"Families are a recurring motif in Ms. George's tenth and most absorbing novel: blood families, extended families, professional families. No ties are stronger--yet who ever solves the mysteries of these intimate strangers?"
--The Wall Street JournalPraise for Elizabeth George:
"Elizabeth George reigns as queen of the mystery genre. The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mystery series now being published."
"[Elizabeth George is] a master [who] dazzles us with her sleight of hand, gains our respect for her willingness to take chances, and makes us look forward to the book that will follow."
--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked."
"Ms. George proves that the classiest crime writers are true novelists."
--The New York Times
"George is a master....An outstanding practitioner of the modern English mystery."
"Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare....She writes up to the highest level of contemporary English crimes."
--The Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating list of subjects...wrenching stories...George conveys them all with exceptional grace."
"George provides [a] sumptuous, all-out reading experience."
--Los Angeles Times
"George's novels are complex, stylishly written, and delve deep into the human psyche....Wonderful reading."