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by Elizabeth George

  • ISBN: 0754010716
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Elizabeth George
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr (June 1997)
  • FB2 size: 1935 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Home Elizabeth George Deception on His Mind. Deception on his mind, . Ian's penultimate foster mother would have greeted the news of his job loss by munching on a shortbread finger and proclaiming, Well, you can't change the wind, can you, my lad? When it blows over cow dung, a wise man holds his nose. She would have poured tepid tea into a glass-she never used a teacup-and she would have sloshed it down.

Home Elizabeth George Deception on His Mind. He'd shouldered his way through the milling crowd on the pontoon, making no response to the questions shouted at him, stoically facing the strobes as his picture was recorded for tomorrow's papers

Home Elizabeth George Deception on His Mind. 8. He'd shouldered his way through the milling crowd on the pontoon, making no response to the questions shouted at him, stoically facing the strobes as his picture was recorded for tomorrow's papers. He'd carried Hadiyyah to his car and he'd driven off, leaving the police to sweep up the pieces of what his cousin Muhannad had wrought. Emily said, Take him to my office, and she finally gave a glance to Barbara. Sergeant Havers and I will meet him there. Again he used hesitation to communicate his reluctance, but whether it was a reluctance to eat or a reluctance to be in her company, she couldn't have said, although she suspected the latter

Home Elizabeth George Deception on His Mind. 6. Again he used hesitation to communicate his reluctance, but whether it was a reluctance to eat or a reluctance to be in her company, she couldn't have said, although she suspected the latter. He removed the top of the egg with his spoon and deftly separated the top's shimmering white from its shell. He held the spoon in his smooth brown fingers, but ate nothing from it until he'd spoken. How coincidental it is, he remarked without irony, that you should come for your holiday to the same town that Hadiyyah and I have come to, Barbara.

Deception on His Mind book. The above is how the ninth Elizabeth George book in the Inspector Lynley/Detective Havers police mysteries begins

Deception on His Mind book. Balford-le-Nez is a dying seatown on the coast of Essex  . The above is how the ninth Elizabeth George book in the Inspector Lynley/Detective Havers police mysteries begins. While it eventually becomes clear why George used this quote, the novel is about so much more. Usually, there is a strong current of Where is the man who has the power and skill to stem the torrent of a woman’s will? For if she will she will, you may depend on’t; and if she won’t she won’t so there’s an end on’t. from the pillar erected on the Mount in the Dane John Field in Canterbury.

She lifted the transparent plastic trays from their green metal workbox and lined them up neatly.

She lifted the transparent plastic trays from their green metal workbox and lined them up neatly e laid them on either side of the row of cords, cables, and lengths of gold chain that she used to assemble the intricate necklaces and earrings which Rachel and her mother had kindly undertaken to sell among the jewellery in their shop. This's every bit as good as anything we got at Racon, Rachel had declared loyally. Mum'll want to show it, Sahlah

Deception on His Mind falls smartly into place in literate, impassioned series, one of today's best . Author Elizabeth George creates her characters with compassion for each, but also with a critical eye to their shortcomings and their personal biases.

Deception on His Mind falls smartly into place in literate, impassioned series, one of today's best. it's tough to resist the pull of George's storytelling once hooked. So much fun to read, it's criminal.

Praise for Deception on His Mind. 1998 Elizabeth George’s first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honored with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel Awards and received th. . So much fun to read, it’s criminal. It’s tough to resist the pull of George’s storytelling once hooked. I usually ration my Elizabeth George books to one or two a year, but I picked this one up less than a month after I’d read the previous one and couldn’t. 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.

Deception on his mind. Deception on his mind. by. George, Elizabeth. Metropolitan Police Office. Criminal Investigation Dept, Havers, Barbara (Fictitious character), Women detectives. New York : Bantam Books.

Deception on His Mind Deception on his mind. ELIZABETH GEORGE is the author of award-winning and internationally bestselling novels, including In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner, A Traitor to Memory, and A Place of Hiding. Her novels have been filmed for television by the BBC and broadcast in the United States on PBS's Mystery! She lives in Seattle and London. Published by. Bantam Dell. Elizabeth George. detective mystery, mystery that was published by Bantam on October 6, 1998 and has 752 pages. Nor do I do like her personal principles although I do admire her pursuit of life. Akram Malik is the father of Muhannad and Sahlah as well as the owner of a condiments factory and a member of the town council.


Reviews about Deception on His Mind (7):
Mettiarrb
Many of George's women, quite frankly, don't resonate with me. (That's an understatement). I might have considered George a female misogynist if it weren't for Havers, a plump, but plucky inspector who awkwardly contributes to solving the mystery. In this novel (finally), Havers is the star in George's most complicated and page-turning mystery yet! I enjoyed it immensely and was glad to be spared the ravings of the fragile (and possibly mentally ill) Helen and Deborah. I hope to continue to see the rise of Havers in future mysteries! Bravo to Barbara!
ladushka
This is my favorite novel in the Inspector Lynley series and Lynley isn't even in it! While Lynley is off honeymooning with his new wife, Lady Helen Clyde, his partner Barbara Havers has an adventure of her own. Not only is Deception on His Mind a good page-turner, it addresses serious themes surrounding immigration and its effects on the host nation, in this case England.

In a down-at-the-heels seaside town that saw its heyday decades ago, a small community of immigrant Pakistanis has uneasily settled in among the Caucasian Brits. This situation sets the stage for a host of values-related conflicts between people of different religions, ethnic backgrounds and customs. Well-meaning people on all sides find themselves at odds with one another, sometimes due to misunderstandings and sometimes to prejudices that stem from long-held assumptions and beliefs about "the other." And there are also a few characters who are not at all well-meaning; in fact, quite the opposite.

Into this mix comes Havers, there to investigate the murder of a newly arrived Pakistani man who was slated to marry into a well-to-do, traditional Muslim family. There are several characters who seem good suspects for the murderer, each with his or her own agenda and all with only a few pieces of the full picture about what's going on in their little town. Author Elizabeth George creates her characters with compassion for each, but also with a critical eye to their shortcomings and their personal biases. It took me until quite close to the end of the novel to figure out 'who done it' and why.

Lovers of intelligent mysteries will thoroughly enjoy Deception on His Mind and I highly recommend it.
Xal
I found this a thought provoking book. The mystery unfolding and the characters were well drawn. The plot was intricate but believable. I couldn't say if there were errors in explaining cultural specifics, but the author was even handed in pointing out the commonality of race prejudice within each community. The heat wave aspect was a bit overdone, and I wish there had been a bit more closure on a few of the characters such as the disfigured young woman, and the English man who was romantically attached to the Muslim girl. Bravo to Elizabeth George for yet another gripping story!
SkroN
Someone has murdered Mr. Haytham Querashi, a recent Pakistani immigrant, in Balford-le-Nez, a small, economically depressed town on the coast of Essex, England. Mr. Querashi was to soon wed the beautiful Sahlah, daughter of Akram Malik. In the Pakistani tradition, the parents of the bride and groom had arranged the marriage. As part of the deal, Mr. Querashi had become Production Manager in Mr. Malik's mustard factory where he displaced the last non-Pakistani, full-time employee.
Just a few weeks ago Mr. Malik became the first Pakistani on the Town Council when his formidable adversary, the aging Agatha Shaw, was forced to resign due to a stroke. Despite her condition and Malik's appointment, Mrs. Shaw, with the help of her grandson Theo, is determined to obtain the Council's approval for her project. She is resolute in the renovation and development of the pleasure pier to attract tourists, resuscitate the town's economy and thus assure her legacy as savior of the community.
Querashi's death is threatening to ignite smoldering racial tensions, however. The Asian's in general and Malik's son in particular suspect the murder was racially motivated and expect the police will ignore white suspects and blame a Pakistani. Enter Sgt. Barbara Havers, who is conveniently vacationing in the town, to mediate with the Pakistani as police liaison. As the case proceeds, Barbara discovers that nearly all the players have something to hide, including her self. Indeed, the title of this English mystery novel should be "Deception on Their Minds."
Elizabeth George is a master of this genre. Her characters are believable, the events are realistic, the scenes evolve with interesting complexity and the plot is superb, although sometimes I found her style more descriptive and dragging than in her prior novel, "In the Presence of the Enemy." And unlike her previous novel, I had the killer figured in this one before the cops did.
"Deception" is unusual and outstanding, however, for George's treatment of the culture clash. Her characters cover the full spectrum of personalities one would expect to find in her hypothetical community. Thanks to God and Allah too, she does it without the least bit of moralizing.
Fountain_tenderness
Great insight into the cultural differences and our own insidious preconceptions-from both eastern and western sides. At the same time Havers is an admirable detective who sometimes rushes ahead too quickly but in this case, she was in the right- superior officer was not. Punishing Barbara doesn't change the ignorance and misplaced pride of Emily.
Grosho
I enjoyed the first books in this series, but the writing drones on and on. Where is the editor to curb George's ramblings? The character don't really grow.
Goldenfang
This is a Barbara Havers novel, which is usually good. She is a remarkable, and and a remarkably talented detective. This is not my favority Elizabeth George novel -- and I am reading them all in order -- but it is a worthy and interesting one. George is extremely talented, and her novels are notable for the depth and complexity of her characters.
The detective must deal with Islamic culture and understand its morality in a complicated and poignant murder investigation. With her little friended Hayilida.

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