Read by……………… Terrence Hardiman
Total Runtime……… 16 Hours 27 Mins
Description: Elena Weaver, in her skimpy dresses and bright jewellery, exuded intelligence and sexuality. A student at St Stephen’s College, Cambridge, she lived a life of casual but intense physical and emotional relationships, with scores to settle and targets to achieve. Until someone, lying in wait on the bank of the River Cam, where Elena went running every morning, bludgeoned the young woman to death. 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 Weaver’s life.
A young deaf lass is the murderee here. The psychological positions of all the cast are overly mined, which makes this longer than it should have been. Apart from that, an enjoyable whodunnit where all the clues were in the text, not laying somewhere off stage left.
4* – A Great Deliverance (1988)
3* – Payment in Blood (1989)
4* – Well-Schooled in Murder (1990)
3* – A Suitable Vengeance (1991)
3.5* – For the Sake of Elena
TR Missing Joseph