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Just One Evil Act

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848949744

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 15th October 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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When Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girl’s father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her mother, nothing can be done. Five months later, Hadiyyah is kidnapped from an open air market in Lucca, Italy, and this triggers an investigation in the full glare of the media spotlight. Barbara’s clever manipulation of the worst of London’s tabloids forces New Scotland Yard to become involved. But rather than Barbara herself, her superior officer DI Thomas Lynley is assigned to handle a situation made delicate by racial issues, language difficulties, and the determination of an Italian magistrate to arrest and convict someone – anyone – for the crime.


Praise for Elizabeth George: 'Presses all the buttons to make us hoover her stuff up'
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
She's a designer of fastidious mosaics that never fail to intrigue.
Her crime novels combine Victorian craftsmanship, psychological observation and ingenious plotting. George's celebrated attention to detail keeps the reader totally immersed. Bliss.
Ms George is the connoisseur's crime writer. Like fine wine, her words need to be savoured.
<i>Sunday Express</i>
The author writes brilliantly and has an incredible ability to set a scene and create characters you want to know more about.
A first-class, page-turning read
The Times
Combines an old-school aptitude for twist-riddled plots with modern psychological insights, ethical agonizing, realistic violence and sardonic humor
Wall Street Journal
Lynley is one of the great character portraits in contemporary crime fiction
Boston Globe