Well Schooled in Murder



❮Reading❯ ➷ Well Schooled in Murder Author Elizabeth George – E17streets4all.co.uk When thirteen year old Matthew Whately goes missing from Bredgar Chambers a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the When thirteen year old Matthew Whately goes missing from Bredgar Chambers a prestigious public Well Schooled PDF \ school in the heart of West Sussex aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad's housemaster who also happens to be an old school chum Thus the inspector his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt St James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child and then tragically for a child killer uestioning prefects teachers and pupils closest to the dead boy Lynley and Havers sense that something extraordinarily evil is going on behind Bredgar Chambers's cloistered walls But as they begin to unlock the secrets of this closed society the investigation into Matthew's death leads them perilously close to their own emotional wounds and blinds them to the signs of another murder in the making From the Paperback edition.Well Schooled in Murder

See this thread for informationSusan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels Well Schooled PDF \ set in Great Britain Eleven of her novels featuring her character Inspector Lynley have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley MysteriesShe was born in Warren Ohio but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was eighteen months old She was a student of English receiving a teaching certificate While teaching English in the public school system she completed an advanced degree in psychologyHer first published novel was A Great Deliverance in featuring Thomas Lynley Lord Asherton a Scotland Yard inspector of noble birth; Barbara Havers Lynley's assistant from a very working class background; Lady Helen Clyde Lynley's girlfriend and later wife of noble birth as well; and Lynley's friends Simon and Deborah St JamesThis Elizabeth George is distinct from the other author named Elizabeth George Christian authorSeries.

Well Schooled in Murder PDF/EPUB ↠ Well Schooled
  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Well Schooled in Murder
  • Elizabeth George
  • English
  • 22 March 2016
  • 9780553384819

10 thoughts on “Well Schooled in Murder

  1. says:

    Well Schooled in Murder is a 1991 publication written by Elizabeth George and published by BantamInspector Lynley and detective Barbara Havers and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt St James investigate the death of a 13 year old boy at the prestigious Bredgar Chambers schoolThe death of Matthew Whateley hits everyone hard The school wants to uphold it's reputation so the truth is hard to uncover Not all the students are honorable nor are the teachers and administrators Little Matthew seemed to be know a little than he should and it may have gotten him killedThe truth comes at a very high price indeed when another tragedy occursIn the background of this sensitive story is the anguish the parents go through and the personal lives of those involved in the investigationElizabeth George is one of the best British Mystery authors out there Overall this one get an A

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    I thought I was spacing out Elizabeth George’s series which I started last year I am finished her third novel and deem her fantastic mysteries and characters a staple I did not sympathize with the suspects of “Payment In Blood” but invested in every phase of the sensitively layered “Well Schooled In Murder” 1990 A real writer with a beautifully descriptive and observational elouence; Elizabeth proves herself a master plotter too There is no straight road to motive and crime A murdered boarding school child calls into uestion incidents from unpredictable sides past present and coincidental Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers hardly know where to start Valuable details are withheld lest unrelated secrets be revealedThese aren’t mere mysteries but commentaries about life Elizabeth demonstrated how sharply actions differ from one philosophy to another Matthew believed in standing up for people Others wanted to help; if it did not attract torment loss of reputation for a career or higher education Barbara wondered if Matthew’s lower financial class were at odds with this ancient boarding school and Thomas understood the dilemma of not wanting to tattle on peers What explanation was there about Matthew being at a churchyard miles away? Mixed up elements and answers are unusually complex I reassure future readers that torture is not described directly nor in progressI prefer personal mysteries and heroes who are like friends Thus the profound connections that Elizabeth develops between Thomas Barbara Simon Deborah and Helen are the real sagas for me Barbara worries about her parents Simon and Deborah can’t conceive a baby and Helen hesitates to date Thomas It is difficult not to reach for the next novel after an ending that should endear Barbara’s new friends to her I have caught an intriguing feature We observe Thomas and Simon only Barbara and Deborah are narrated

  3. says:

    This is the third book in the Inspector Lynley SeriesI read this book as a buddy read with a GR friend and it was a lot of funLynley is asked to investigate a missing child at a private school and he and Havers are thrust into a world of lies intrigue and twisted passions thinly veiled in upper class civility Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers investigate the murder of a schoolboy tortured and dumped in a churchyard The boy's housemaster was a schoolmate of Lynley's at Eton but does the old school tie make him innocent?Everyone has a secret and Lynley is charged with unraveling the web of lies that threatens to destroy than one life The resolution is full of twists turns and surprises The author does a great job painting a picture with her prose and I appreciate her vocabulary Unlike the previous book I felt all the characters added something to the story

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    I really don't know what to say except this was a very well thought out mystery Lynley and Havers shine in this one The why behind the murder made me sad and what made me even sad is that you see what other ugliness was going on at Bredgar Chambers The only reason why I didn't favorite this one is that the Deborah and St James sub plot was beyond aggravating Well Schooled in Murder takes 2 months after the last book in the series Lynley is still heart broken that his proposal to Helen caused her to not only say no but flee England to go traveling I honestly don't blame her Lynley has thrown himself into work which is causing Havers no end of exhaustion too Havers is dealing with the health of her father getting worse and her mother becoming unstable and unable to do anything without her there When an old school friend of Lynley's asks for his help when a student goes missing Lynely agrees because of their connection and also because he doesn't want to go home He and Havers uickly realize though that the missing student Matthew Whately has been found and it appears he was tortured and then murdered before being dumped naked Lynley and Havers zero in on the school though the Headmaster doesn't believe anyone there has anything to do with itLynley is really good in this one And I like he acknowledges his mistakes from the last case and is conscious he may be making apologizes for his former friend However he is uite good in reading people and situations I like that he and Havers follow the case where it takes them and they both besides using the forensics that are available find out what they know just by talking to people and realizing what happened to Matthew The biggest issue is finding out who did it though and I definitely got tripped up like 5 times I would think one person did it and then uickly change my mind We get a reveal and then several reveals and I maybe gasped I didn't see the ending coming at all which I loved The sub plot with St James and Deborah was beyond tone deaf I get this was written in 1989 so there are some allowances for that but to not spoil for others it was typical Soap Opera mess that I didn't appreciate Deborah was acting like an idiotThe characters we meet in this one are uite memorable We have Whately's mother and father who are heartbroken over his death A former military man who played chess with Matthew Matthew's best friendplaymate who it sounds like may make future appearances if another character has a say in it Also we have Lynley's old school friend Corntel who I shuddered about I think Lynley made a mistake there and I wonder if that is going to come back to haunt him The writing was very good and think the flow was pitch perfect The setting of the school instead of showing a place of higher learning showed a place of cruelty and secrets The ending was very good though it leaves things up in the air with Lynley's future with Helen

  5. says:

    Well Schooled in Murder Inspector Lynley #3 by Elizabeth GeorgeTo say this story held my attention would be wordsjust words Words are a product this author never runs short of Words powerful and meaningful words Words that captured my attention and held me fast Words that I needed to comprehend wanted to comprehend to learn of each and every characters past Their past that might lead to their present set of circumstancesWe begin with Deborah and St James Their marriage is at an impasse with the 4th miscarriage A past that might lead to a future if confronted That confrontation is not forthcoming And so their future together is at a standstill Unfulfilled unless that confrontation takes placeInspector Lynley and Lady Helen are far from together Lady Helen is off somewhere in Greece with just short postcards arriving for Lynley His emotions for Helen hold fast although miles apart Will they be reciprocated?Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers Her home life remains a mystery to most with only a shadow of revelation to a minute few When will this heaviness on her shoulders be lessened to free her to at long last live her own life?Our story begins with Deborah on assignment in a cemetery taking photographs While there she stumbles across the body of a youngster His dead body is nude The shock of this sight momentarily stuns her but then she immediately calls for help It seems this young boy was a student at the Bredgar Chambers School John Corntel was the young lad's head master and Inspector Lynley's classmate at Eton John Corntel appears at Inspector Lynley's at Scotland Yard appealing for his assistance in finding the perpetrator responsible for the boy's murderThis was an exceptionally riveting book with master manipulators It was a story of evil personified with heart wrenching sorrow as it's result At the same time this author brings relationships to a soft landing of sorts One that brings hope for a future LOVED IT

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    FIVE YEARS LATER I know it seems like I did not really like the series as I waited 5 years to continue with the third book but it is of a too many book not enough time syndrome I FINALLY got to book three this month when a friend and I did a buddy read As soon as I started the book I was hooked againWELL SCHOOLED IN MURDERInspector Lynley #3Written by Elizabeth George1989 432 PagesBantam BooksGenre mystery british suspense police4 12Thirteen year old Matthew Whately is missing from his prestige school Bredgar Chambers When his parents are contacted they realize that Matthew didn't go away for the weekend with his schoolmate He has been missing since Friday Before the case can heat up his naked tortured body is found by Deborah St James longtime friend of Lynley Lynley and Havers were on the missing person case due to Lynley's school friendship with Bredgar Chamber's housemaster From the beginning nothing in this case makes sense and the secrets within the school and community is ironclad Lynley must use his own experiences to navigate between students and faculty While this book takes place in the late 1980s it doesn't feel overly datedthe lack of technology in everyday life helps to make the suspense even greater I also liked that this book was balanced uite well with the case and the personal issues of the main characters Deb who not only finds the body is trying to heal after her miscarriage but instead it brings up guilt and secrets between her and Simon After spending most of the day trying to solve this case Havers comes home to a new crisis Her mother's forgetfulness is getting worse and it is now affecting the care of her father How can she take care of her personal and professional life at once? Lynley is heartbroken over Helen's refusal and uick departure He needs this case to keep his loneliness and sadness at bay As Lynley Havers and Simon try to solve this case we also get a glimpse of their own humanness This book had me grasping at suspects even when I wasn't completely sure of their motive I did guess a bit of the conclusion but not for the right reasons so I am not sure that counts lol I really recommend this mystery series to anyone that loves good suspense and characterizationk My Novelesue Life

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    Charles van BurenTOP 1000 REVIEWER50 out of 5 starsThe crime and its effect on those who must live with the aftermathApril 12 2019Format Kindle Edition Verified PurchaseThis review is of the Kindle editionPublication date September 4 2007Publisher BantamLanguage EnglishASIN B000W93CUOA horrible torturemurder of a 13 year old boy can not help but be an emotional strain on Inspector Lynley and Sgt Havers In addition to the mystery and its solution Ms George writes movingly and believably of the effect the murder has on the boy's family and others who knew him She also writes of the personal problems which affect Lynley and Havers while they struggle to identify the vicious killer and collect evidence for an arrestTwo complaints from other reviewers struck me One complains of unnecessary extraneous matter If you read mysteries solely for the puzzle it's possible that you would agree Another complains of euating pedophilia with homosexuality The victim has been brutally tortured before death and there is nothing to indicate that the torture was an interrogation of a 13 YOA boy Women rarely commit such crimes Unless one expects Ms George to change the sex of the victim to avoid the subject of homosexuality it is logical that the killer be a homosexual Is it now politically incorrect for the villain of a piece to be homosexual? The characterization in this novel has nothing to do with bias and everything thing to do with reality If you can not deal with that then by all means avoid this book and stick to politically correct papOne of the most well written and best researched novels which I have read in a long while Elizabeth George deserves her reputation as one of the leading authors of British mysteries

  8. says:

    This is a series I can't believe I resisted reading for so long My sister recommended Elizabeth George many years ago and I could not get past the first few pages I can't understand why now I love her and want to read everything she has written This is a story about a murder at a posh boarding school a thirteen year old boy is murdered and his body is dumped in a graveyard some distance from the school It turns out it is Simon St James' wife Deborah who finds the body as she is there photographing the church and graveyard Linley and Havers go to investigate and the case takes them into the heart of a seriously troubled school population with problems also lying in the staff themselves The head of the school is anxious that they keep it as low profile as possible as he is trying to attract new pupils from well to do families and does not want a mere murder to tarnish the schools reputation This is a story you will find harrowing the grief is palpable from the boys parents and it is something that will almost bring even the most cynical and hardened individual to the brink of tears I can't remember reading a book that described grief and brought it off the pages of a book like this author has It is a real lead you up the garden path book also just when you think you might know what's been going on Ms George takes you in another direction I loved the fact that you really had to wait to the end to solve the mystery and it was a difficult one to guess Havers is also having family problems again and coming to the conclusion she will no longer be able to take care of her parents on her home Loved it can't wait for the next one

  9. says:

    Well and densely plotted but the cameos of the lower classes as usual grate And how believable is it that non fundamentalist marriages come to the brink of destruction because someone fails to disclose a teenage abortion they had? Really in 1991? Elizabeth George can't seem to resist these anachronisms and Deborah and Simon St James never add anything interesting to the plots

  10. says:

    No one can do a twisty turny mystery like Elizabeth George I am so incredibly happy that I decided to reread these books and go through the entire series its like getting a present every time I open one of her books

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