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Payment in Blood
by Elizabeth George | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by RedDahlia of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, March 15, 2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Mytilus): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by RedDahlia from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, March 15, 2004

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TBR (not the actual book cover) 


Journal Entry 2 by RedDahlia from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 02, 2004

7 out of 10

This is the second book in the Inspector Lynley series and I'm afraid I didn't like it nearly as much as the first book. It was still readable but in the beginning when they were all holed up in a hotel in Scotland and people started getting murdered (well two anyway) it was all a little too Agatha Christy-ish for my liking. A bit like Ten Little Niggers or Thirteen for Dinner. It did improve about half way through though and I am attracted to his character. Oh, if only he was for real!

As I said in the first book of the series I only watched one episode of the Inspector Lynley series and I didn't like it, but I generally find that most TV (or film) adaptations from books are inferior. I can still see the Inspector as portrayed on the TV and I can't get my head around him being described in these books as blond. Everytime I read the author's reference to the Inspector's blond hair I keep envisioning the bumbling Boris Johnson!!!!!

 


Journal Entry 3 by RedDahlia from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 22, 2004

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Decided to start a bookray for this one, and it's now on its way to Jalna

1. Jalna - UK - read?
2. Loopy1 - UK - read
3. Sandyundead - UK - read
4. Katweeble - UK
5. WistfulDragon - UK - read
6. Mytilusgirl - UK - read

Now in the wild! 


Journal Entry 4 by jalna from Wrexham, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 30, 2004

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I wish you hadn't said that about Boris Johnson!

It's No1 on Mt TBR so watch this space. 


Journal Entry 5 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, July 18, 2004

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I collected this book at the Unconvention, and look forward to reading it. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 6 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 03, 2004

7 out of 10

I agree, I didn't like it as much as the previous book. I always have problems keeping a large cast of characters straight in my head. And the beginning was rather a closed house murder. But I did enjoy it, and reading the second book soon after the first confirms my suspicion that this series of books is just as much about the lives of the main characters (ie Lynley, Havers, Helen, St James et al) as it is about the suspects and the crimes.
I was disappointed with Lynley's reaction in this, I would have expected him to act a little more impartially.
Thanks for sharing this, it will be moving again very shortly.
 


Journal Entry 7 by sandyundead from Sebastopol, Crimea or Avtonomna Respublika Krym Ukraine on Wednesday, August 18, 2004

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Thanks loopy - I will read this as soon as I have finished Katherine and the Wind in the Willows. 


Journal Entry 8 by sandyundead from Sebastopol, Crimea or Avtonomna Respublika Krym Ukraine on Friday, August 20, 2004

9 out of 10

Going against the grain slightly I know, but I actually preferred this book to the first one. I think it's nice to know that Lynley is human and makes mistakes. I also enjoyed watching the development of the relationship between Lynley and Havers, and as usual, enjoyed Elizabeth George's humour as she writes. Thanks for starting the ring MoJeDen (I like the postcard in the book too!). I will now pass this book on to katweeble. 


Journal Entry 9 by Katweeble from Towcester, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 20, 2004

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Will read next - mount tbr can wait - looking forward to this as I really enjoyed the first book in the series. 


Journal Entry 10 by Katweeble from Towcester, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 25, 2004

9 out of 10

Loved the story - thought it a good development from the 1st book. Didn't guess who did it! 


Journal Entry 11 by Katweeble from Towcester, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 04, 2004

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Getting ready to post to Wistful dragon - hope to send today if not it will be Monday 


Journal Entry 12 by wingWistfulDragonwing from Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 08, 2004

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Received today. Oh dear. Have five rings that arrived ahead of it. I'd better start speed reading! 


Journal Entry 13 by wingWistfulDragonwing from Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, September 24, 2004

9 out of 10

Hmmm. When I received this I reported I had five rings ahead of it. As I can now only recall reading three, this has left me somewhat worried that I have read it out of order!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I agree about the cast of characters - too many beginning with S for my liking, as I'm useless with names I like each of 'my' characters to have a different initial! But all in all a lovely book, with tortuous twists, blind prejudices, conflicting loyalties, and clues and read herrings all over the place. Lovely!
I think I saw 'this' one on tele, but either it was changed a lot or else it was a poor production, as the book rang hardly any bells.
If I get her address in time, this will be off to Mytilusgirl tomorrow. If not, next Saturday. 


Journal Entry 14 by Mytilus from Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on Monday, September 27, 2004

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Arrived today along with two packets of raisins - thank you WistfulDragon!! 


Journal Entry 15 by Mytilus from Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

8 out of 10

I thought this was a super, densely plotted murder mystery and I have to say that I much preferred it to the first. Perhaps this was due in part to the character developments of Lynley et al. George writes with such assurance and deftness which made Payment in Blood a real pleasure to read.

Thank you MoJeDenUK! 


Journal Entry 16 by Mytilus at on Thursday, November 04, 2004

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Released on Thursday, November 04, 2004 at about 9:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Devils Point in Plymouth, England United Kingdom.

RELEASE NOTES:

Book released on a bench, in the glorious sunshine. 




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