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Careless in Red: A Novel
by Elizabeth George | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wing6of8wing of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on 1/8/2011
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wing6of8wing from Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 08, 2011

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After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. On the 43rd day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. It soon becomes apparent that a clever killer is at work and this time Lynley is not a detective, but a witness and possibly a suspect. 

Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Monday, July 11, 2011

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Released 7 yrs ago (7/9/2011 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA


I have had this book sitting on Mt TBR for a long time. Last autumn I noticed it was on lils74's wishlist, so I promised myself I would send it to her once I got it read. Just for the record, I have not read it yet, but Mt. TBR has tripled in size since I made that promise.

So . . . Monopoly Turn #5, Team Top Hat has landed on the Community Bookshelf square. What more reason do I need to transfer this book from my Mt. TBR to lils74's? Included a few other goodies, since I didn't want the book to get lonely on its long trip. Who knows how long it will take it to arrive, but it is on its way. 

Journal Entry 3 by lils74 at Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal on Sunday, July 31, 2011

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Ooo, wow! Went to the post office today to check my box, and found a large package which I wasn't expecting...and was I ever happy to find this in it! I have been wanting to read this since reading With No One as Witness (for some reason I am working my way through the Lynley and Havers series, totally out of order) and I'm so thrilled. Thank you, 6of8! How kind of you to send it so far, and when it's such a large book, too! The BC goodies inside the package are great too, and will be well used, and the CD from BC in DC looks like fun! The other book also, Bird by Bird, looks like a great book-about-writing, one of my passions! Thank you so much for all of this!
(Off to post on BC Monopoly forum....) 

Journal Entry 4 by lils74 at Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Well, this didn't last long on my TBR pile! :) I've read six books in the Lynley and Havers series so far, but completely out of order. Years ago I picked up one of them randomly, not fully realizing it was a series. It was the one two books before this one, With No One as Witness, which ends with Helen's murder. Of course at the time I didn't know enough to care about the characters...then a few months ago I found the first book in the series, A Great Deliverance. With each successive one I've read, I've been in awe at the ability of this great author to cause the reader to care so deeply about these people she's created, as if they lived, had flesh and blood. This one particularly interested me as it would tell me something that happened next--because I started with Helen's death, so to speak, all of the other books have just been like flashbacks. As usual, Ms George does not disappoint. Even though I had a good guess as to the guilty party, and was correct, it didn't matter. Feeling Lynley's very grief was there, as was Havers' irreverent presence. I also liked the female cop on the job in Cornwall, though her name has failed me now, and the book is downstairs and I don't want to fetch it. Bea, maybe? And her family's story was real and readable. As was the story of the family of the murdered boy. You get the feeling things ended as well as they could have, considering. As usual, when I read an Elizabeth George book I don't do much else. They are literal compulsive reads for me, and when I am not reading them I'm thinking about them, which is why I don't mind that I've come across them slowly. Also, as there are 16 to date, and I'll be sorry when I've read them all, I don't mind that I'm taking my time with them... 

Journal Entry 5 by lils74 at Hotel Nirvana Garden in Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal on Saturday, March 03, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/2/2012 UTC) at Hotel Nirvana Garden in Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal


I left this on the book exchange shelf in the hotel. I've left books here before as it seems a safe place to leave them for someone else to enjoy and other books I've left have been taken. Happy travels, book! Enjoy, finder! 

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Harrow, Middlesex United Kingdom on Friday, June 12, 2015

8 out of 10

I found this book in a box that had been in my parents garage for ages. I enjoyed this book very much. The TV series has made it so much easier to gain a sense of the characters. I have passed it on. 

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