e-Book Well-Schooled in Murder download

e-Book Well-Schooled in Murder download

by Elizabeth George

ISBN: 0553070002
ISBN13: 978-0553070002
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam; First Edition edition (June 1, 1990)
Pages: 356
Category: Mystery
Subategory: Thriller

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Rating: 4.2
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Well schooled in murder, . Although there are many independent schools in England, Bredgar Chambers is the product of my imagination and should not be confused with any existing educational institution.

Well schooled in murder, . Well-Schooled in Murder, . I am, however, extremely grateful to a number of schools, headmasters, staff members, and students who played a large part in allowing me to gather information that provided such useful background material for my book. From her camera case she took the rough manuscript of the book which her pictures would illustrate and, spreading several pages across the top of Thomas Gray’s tomb, she spent a few minutes reading not only Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard but also the interpretation of the poem supplied by the Cambridge don whose manuscript this was.

Well-schooled in murder. Elizabeth George, Well-Schooled in Murder. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom.

Well-Schooled in Murder book. Little Matthew Well Schooled in Murder is a 1991 publication, written by Elizabeth George and published by Bantam. Inspector Lynley and detective Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist, Simon Allcourt St. James, investigate the death of a 13 year old boy at the prestigious Bredgar Chambers school. The death of Matthew Whateley hits everyone hard.

Well-Schooled in Murder is a crime novel by Elizabeth George, published by Bantam in 1990. It was the third book in her Inspector Lynley series, which originated in 1988 with A Great Deliverance. In 2002 its screen adaptation was broadcast as the first episode of season one in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, a BBC TV series

Praise for Well-Schooled in Murder George is a master. Ms. George may wind up creating one of the most popular and entertaining series in mystery fiction today.

Praise for Well-Schooled in Murder George is a master. Well-schooled in murder. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. After a brilliant debut (A Great Deliverance) and an almost as dazzling second novel (Payment in Blood), George's third mystery seems more modest-more an homage to the plot intricacies of Christie.


A broad bay window-shaded by a plane tree-projected towards the school drive, one pane open to the morning air. From this issued the steady wailing of a child. s heard as they got out of the car and approached the lodge entry. As if he had been watching for them, Orten opened the door before they had a chance to ring the bell. He was already dressed for his workday, in a quasimilitary uniform designed to incorporate the colours of the school. His bearing was ramrod stiff, and his eyes snapped over them in an evaluative examination

Электронная книга "Well-Schooled in Murder", Elizabeth George

Электронная книга "Well-Schooled in Murder", Elizabeth George. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Well-Schooled in Murder" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Lynley could colour in the details of Corntel’s situation well enough. Beyond his legitimate concern for the boy, John Corntel’s job-perhaps his entire career-rested upon finding him quickly and finding him well

Well schooled in murder, . Beyond his legitimate concern for the boy, John Corntel’s job-perhaps his entire career-rested upon finding him quickly and finding him well. It was one thing for a child to be homesick, perhaps to make an attempt to go to his parents or his old friends, only to be stopped a short distance-and a short time-away from the school.

When thirteen-year-old Matthew Whately goes missing from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad's housemaster, who also happens to be an old school chum. Thus, the inspector, his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child—and then, tragically, for a child killer. Questioning prefects, teachers, and pupils closest to the dead boy, Lynley and Havers sense that something extraordinarily evil is going on behind Bredgar Chambers's cloistered walls. But as they begin to unlock the secrets of this closed society, the investigation into Matthew's death leads them perilously close to their own emotional wounds—and blinds them to the signs of another murder in the making....From the Paperback edition.
In this, the third installment of the Lynley-Havers series, George expands upon her literary approach and succeeds resoundingly. Set at a typical British public school, Well-Schooled in Murder deals primarily with class and the subtle, but sometimes brutal, means by which class distinctions and pecking-orders are maintained. Disappointing however was the de-emphasis upon Havers, except for some interesting insights into her private life. I felt that this book more than either of the previous could have provided Havers with an opportunity to indict the British class system, but she merely slaps it on the hand with a few salty remarks. Regarding the mystery itself, George's skill at plot development increases with each outing in this series. Fans of Simon and Deborah will be pleased to learn that their lives and histories are explored much more fully than before and that these characters have evolved to become as important (if not more) than Havers. While pleased with the ever-improving excellence that George applies toward character and plot development, I hope that she returns to the original theme which made the first novel, A Great Deliverance, shine -- the conflict/cooperation between Lynley and Havers as representative of the evolution of Britain from an aristocracy to a meritocracy.

Detective stories, murder mysteries are read for enjoyment at some level, often to try and forecast how the tale might evolve – discover the ending before the final pages.This is the first Elizabeth George work I have read and so her Linley-Havers combo are interesting to follow for a while but seem to be not in charge of the investigation as blown along by environment change imposed by winds of chance. So attention shifts to the other item of what might be this authors model for constructing a tale.
George seems to be largely interested in capturing' 'Britishness' of some form or another and that in its self is not interesting trending toward stereotypes. The interludes involving the love interest of Linley and of St. James carry little weight as well for this reader and the one is heavy on an anti-abortion theme that seems as its motivation yielding little to the story line otherwise.
Some of the contrived twist in the tale come across as just that – obfuscation technique. There are some well polished themes that carry some weight e.g. the Inmate Society that can develop in what the Brits call Public Schools. Elizabeth George takes that one to an improbable conclusion making a monster of a character who forms up as little more that just a twit; who would have thought of him as a devious murderer.

Having read several Ms. George novels, I decided to start reading them in order.
Being an earlier work (#3), makes little difference in Ms. George’s intricate writing. Her very unlikely British police team of Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers are worlds apart in lifestyle and society; yet they blend beautifully.
In this novel we have a 13 year old boy at a boarding school brutally murdered. The novel unravels in all directions on its way to having the mystery solved. There are quite a number of suspect characters involved in the story; none are very likeable. Anytime the reader thinks the plot is solved, Ms. George takes us in a new direction.
There are numerous twists and unexpected happenings as she brings the reader to a conclusion. The end is quite unexpected as the author wraps the story very well; adding a very good human touch.
There are parts of the book which have a tendency to bog down, before picking the pace back up. I found that a bit tedious. Tedium also affects the reader in the recurring character of Deborah St. James. I see where some others would rather see far less of her. I need to agree. Her character becomes much the whining cow. My preference would be to have her written out of the series.

If you like very intricate, well written plots, this author fits the bill well.

"I've come for your help," he said in a rush. "I pray you'll do something, Tommy. I'm in serious trouble," so John Corntel, who was at Eton with Inspector Lynley. Little Mattie Whately, a scholarship student at Bredgar Chambers has disappeared over a weekend when most students are away. Nobody has missed him since he was supposed to visit a friend and his sports team received a note from the nurse. Soon, things get more and more complicated - the teachers are conducting affairs, having family trouble, visiting relatives, are addicted to pornography; the students having semi-secret drinking parties. You belong or you do not. It takes a long time to untangle everything and a lot of detours and false hope. Finally, Mattie's murder is solved, unsympathetic characters are dismissed, suicide is a way out and several open questions remain.

Elizabeth George's books (I've read 4 so far) are very detailed, giving past history on everything. All the characters suffer agonizingly. I don't know how they get through the day. Enough to keep an army of psychiatrists busy. But somehow, you want to read it all. To find out if Simon finally gets the woman he loves. Is Tommy Lynley going to be a sane Scotland Yard Detective. Can he be objective? etc, etc. Ms. George also uses words that require a dictionary to be handy. Expands your vocabulary! Will probably order the 5th in the series, I'll take them one at a time.

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