By Elizabeth George
While Eugenie Davies is killed via a driving force on a quiet London highway, her demise is obviously no twist of fate. anyone struck her with a automobile after which intentionally ran over her physique prior to riding off, leaving not anything at the back of yet questions.
What introduced Eugenie Davies to London on a wet autumn evening? Why used to be she sporting the identify of the fellow who came across her physique? Who one of several neighbors in her complex and tragic lifestyles may have sought after her useless? and will her homicide have a few connection to a twenty-eight-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist who a number of months prior unexpectedly and inexplicably misplaced the facility to play a unmarried note?
For Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, whose personal household existence is set to alter substantially, those questions are just the 1st in an research that leads him to stroll an outstanding line among own loyalty honor.
Assigned to the case by way of his enhanced, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, Lynley learns that Webberly's first homicide research as a DI over 20 years in the past concerned Eugenie Davies and a sensational legal trial. but what's actually destructive is what Webberly already understands and doubtless wishes Lynley to maintain concealed.
Now the strain is on Lynley to discover Eugenie Davies' killer. For not just is he placing his personal profession into jeopardy, yet he's additionally trying to protect the careers of his longtime companions Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. jointly, they have to untangle the darkish secrets and techniques and darker passions of a kin whose historical past conceals the reality at the back of a terrible crime.
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The heels would add better than an inch to his height. He wondered if he’d feel awkward in the boots, like a teenager in her first pair of high heels. Lyman and Hobie looked comfortable enough in their boots, as pointy in the toes and as elevated in the heels as any on display, but they also looked comfortable in their string ties and ten-gallon hats, and Keller was sure he’d feel ridiculous dressed like that. They were a pair, he thought. They looked alike, they talked alike, they dressed alike, and they seemed uncommonly fond of one another.
H I T M A N 35 ‘‘Say no more,’’ she said. ’’ While she showered, he picked up the paperback and rewrote the blurb. He killed a thousand miles, he thought, to ride a woman he never met. Well, sometimes you got lucky. The stars were in the right place, the forces that ruled the universe decided you deserved a present. There didn’t always have to be a catch to it, did there? She turned off the shower, and he heard the last line of the song she’d been singing. ‘‘ ‘And Celia’s at the Jackson Park Inn,’ ’’ she sang, and moments later she emerged from the bathroom and began dressing.
The other drinkers left him alone, even as they left each other alone. The jukebox played intermittently, with men dropping in quarters when they could no longer bear the silence. The songs, Keller noted, ran to type. There were the tryin’-to-drink-that-woman-off-of-my-mind songs and the if-it-wasn’t-for-bad-luck-I-wouldn’t-have-noluck-at-all songs. Nothing about Celia in the Jackson Park Inn, nothing about heaven being just a sin away. 42 L A W R E N C E B L O C K These songs were for drinking and feeling really rotten about it.
A Traitor to Memory (Inspector Lynley Series, Book 11) by Elizabeth George