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A Traitor to Memory By Elizabeth George

A Traitor to Memory
by Elizabeth George

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The eleventh novel in the bestselling Inspector Lynley mystery series, reissued in dramatic new cover look.
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A Traitor to Memory Summary

A Traitor to Memory: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 10 by Elizabeth George

Virtuoso violinist Gideon Davies has lost his memory of music and his ability to play the instrument he mastered at the age of five. One fateful night at Wigmore Hall, he lifted his violin to play in a Beethoven trio ...and everything in his mind related to music was gone. Gideon suffers from a form of amnesia, the cure for which is an examination of what he can remember. And what he can remember is little enough until his mind is triggered by the weeping of a woman and a single name: Sonia. One rainy evening, a woman called Eugenie travels to London for a mysterious appointment. But before she is able to reach her destination, a car swoops out of nowhere and kills her in the street. In pursuing her killer, Thomas Lynley, Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata come to know a group of people inextricably connected by a long-ago crime and punishment no one has spoken of for twenty years.

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A Traitor to Memory Reviews

'Absorbing ... the pleasure of the book is the slow, surprising and often shocking unravelling of the various links between the main characters' -- Marcel Berlins, The Times 'A long and absorbing read that will please lovers of the traditional crime novel' -- Scotland on Sunday 'Elizabeth George orchestrates the family-secrets theme like a maestro ... worthy of a standing ovation.' -- 'keeps the reader on the knife's edge of suspense, thanks to George's skill at weaving together intriguing characters, disturbing action, police procedure, psychological insight, and mordant wit. First-rate suspense with a stunner of an ending.' -- Booklist 'A very accomplished crime writer who is able to keep the reader's suspense right up to the last page.' -- Woman's Way, Dublin 'Thoroughly enjoyable.' -- Bookseller 'A Traitor to Memory is more PD James than Ruth Rendell ... very convincing ... the book makes a serious and valid point about what is left of the personality of a musical prodigy if the music is taken away.' -- Classical Music 'Plots of dazzling inventiveness are the hallmark of George's first-rate murder mysteries. A story to keep you engrossed al the way to Inverness and back.' -- Livewire

About Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George is the author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. She won the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in France. In 1990 she was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI. Her novels have now been adapted for television by the BBC. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee as well as a New York Times and international bestselling author, Elizabeth George divides her time between Washington and Kensington, London.

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A Traitor to Memory: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 10 by Elizabeth George
Elizabeth George
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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