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The Resource Playing for the ashes, Elizabeth George

Playing for the ashes, Elizabeth George

Label
Playing for the ashes
Title
Playing for the ashes
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth George
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When country milkman Martin Snell makes his usual delivery to fifteenth-century Celandine Cottage one fine spring morning in Kent, he expects to be greeted by the cottage's seductive tenant, Gabriella Patten, not the ugly remains of a fire pointing to murder. A burnt-out chair, a peculiar pattern of soot on the walls, an asphyxiated corpse, two footprints, and a collection of discarded cigarette butts bring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers out of their London territory and into conflict with the local investigator whose turf they are invading. Treading carefully, they begin investigating the ripples of shock spreading outward from the crime: from Gabriella Pattern's husband, who knows of his wife's faithlessness and declares himself completely indifferent, to the estranged wife of a member of the national cricket team whose hopes for a reconciliation with her husband have been permanently smashed; from a former lover of Gabriella who has sworn her off to save his marriage, to an angry teenage boy whose holiday with his father was canceled at the crook of a mistress's finger; from a wealthy older widow whose influence has allowed a much younger man to live his dream of playing cricket, to a former prostitute faced with a devastating choice in the wake of a murder whose victim she has never met and yet whose presence has long shadowed her life. As all of England, as well and the magnetic world of national cricket, discovers itself reeling from the shock of this particular crime, Lynley and Havers find themselves working on the most frustrating case of their careers: the perfect crime. When in an act of desperation Lynley breaks department rules to flush out the killer, he risks being pulled from the case and jeopardizes his career with New Scotland Yard
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
George, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley mysteries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lynley, Thomas
  • Havers, Barbara (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Yorkshire (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Playing for the ashes, Elizabeth George
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"As seen on PBS"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Bantam trade paperback edition
Extent
675 pages
Isbn
9780553385496
Lccn
2008274256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn228070149
  • (OCoLC)228070149
  • 398092
Label
Playing for the ashes, Elizabeth George
Publication
Copyright
Note
"As seen on PBS"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Bantam trade paperback edition
Extent
675 pages
Isbn
9780553385496
Lccn
2008274256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn228070149
  • (OCoLC)228070149
  • 398092

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