Book Review: Elizabeth George A Banquet Of Consequences (Inspector lynley #19)




Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Country
United States 
Writers
Elizabeth George 
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton 
Date
27th October 2015 
Sub Genre
Police Procedural 
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Plot Summary
A Banquet of Consequences is the nineteenth novel in the Inspector Lynley series by Elizabeth George.  William Goldacre commits suicide devastating those he left behind.  But what was the cause of the tragedy and what are the links to a poisoning in Cambridge?.  Desperate to redeem herself for past misdemeanours Havers begs Lynley to let her pursue the Cambridge murder following a past encounter with a feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant.





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My Review
Since the Inspector Lynley novels were restarted by Elizabeth George the past couple haven't been all that good.  More correctly they should have been a Sergeant Havers series as the focus since has been much more on Havers and her pursuing cases often against her superiors wishes.  It might have even been better for George to make it a Havers spin off series.

But with A Banquet Of Consequences George has finally returned to something of her previous form.  Again Havers is the focus as she, while under constantly supervision from her superiors but suffering a loss in her detective abilities as a result pushes to take on the cases.

George has served up a darkly psychological tale which is at times very twisted and one of those stories that could go anyway right up until the end.  You are never quite sure of who to believe and events could be interpreted in many different ways.

It is George back to her best with a very great novel that is extremely well written with her characters and dialogue and a great mystery to boot.

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