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For the sake of Elena

For the sake of Elena

George, Elizabeth

Elena shocked anyone meeting her for the first time. In her skimpy dresses and bright jewellery, she exuded intelligence and sexuality, challenging all preconceptions. Until one morning, while out jogging, she is bludgeoned to death. Detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers investigate

Book. Undetermined. English.
Published London: Bantam Books, 1992
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Available at Minchinhampton Community Library.

  • Minchinhampton Community Library – One available

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9937138531 Crime Adult Fiction Available
  • Painswick Community Library – Earliest copy due back 12th February

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9936558197 General Fiction Adult Fiction Due back 12th February


Statement of responsibility: Elizabeth George
ISBN: 0553402374, 9780553402377
Note: Elena Weaver, a young Cambridge student, is found bludgeoned to death on the banks of the river Cam. Called into the rarefied world of academia, Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Barbara Havers find a tangled skein of love, obsession and desire - a maelstrom of emotion that has claimed Elena's life.
Physical Description: 490 p. ; 18 cm.
Subject: Lynley, Thomas (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Havers, Barbara (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Police England Fiction.

Author note

Elizabeth George's first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honoured with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France. That was followed by the critically acclaimed Payment in Blood and then Well-Schooled in Murder, which was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI, in 1990. Her later novels are the highly acclaimed A Suitable Vengeance, For the Sake of Elena, Missing Joseph, Playing for the Ashes and In the Presence of the Enemy. Elizabeth George divides her time between Huntington Beach, California, and London.