Deception on His Mind (Inspector Lynley #9) (Paperback)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “One of George’s best . . . insightful, tense, and compassionate.”—Entertainment Weekly

Balford-le-Nez is a dying seaside town on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town’s small but growing Asian community is found murdered near its beach, the sleepy town ignites. Intrigued by the involvement of her London neighbor—Taymullah Azhar—in what appears to be a growing racial conflagration, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers arranges to have herself assigned to the investigation. Setting out on her own, this is one case Havers will have to solve without her longtime partner, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley— and it’s one of the toughest she’s ever encountered. For Havers must probe not only the mind of a murderer and her emotional response to a case unsettlingly close to her own heart, but also the terrible price people pay for deceiving others . . . and themselves.

Praise for Deception on His Mind

“So much fun to read, it’s criminal.”Newsday

“It’s tough to resist the pull of George’s storytelling once hooked.”USA Today

“Falls smartly into place in [George’s] literate, impassioned series, one of today’s best.”Chicago Tribune

“Fascinating . . . there are wrenching stories here, and George conveys them with exceptional grace.”People

About the Author


Elizabeth George’s first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honored with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel Awards and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Her third novel, Well-Schooled in Murder, was awarded the prestigious German prize for suspense fiction, the MIMI. A Suitable Vengeance, For the Sake of Elena, Missing Joseph, Playing for the Ashes, In the Presence of the Enemy, Deception on His Mind, In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner, A Traitor to Memory, and I, Richard were international bestsellers. Elizabeth George divides her time between Huntington Beach, California, and London. Her novels are currently being dramatized by the BBC.

Praise For…


"One of George's best... insightful, tense and compassionate."—Entertainment Weekly

"Deception on His Mind falls smartly into place in [George's] literate, impassioned series, one of today's best."—Chicago Tribune

"Typically extravagant: long on ambition, long on characterization...it's tough to resist the pull of George's storytelling once hooked."—USA Today

"So much fun to read, it's criminal."—Newsday
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553385991
ISBN-10: 0553385992
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: March 24th, 2009
Pages: 624
Language: English
Series: Inspector Lynley