In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner by Elizabeth George

In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner

Inspector Lynley #10

Elizabeth George

718 pages first pub 1999 (editions)

fiction crime mystery dark mysterious tense medium-paced


A theatrical producer shoots himself on the night of his greatest triumph. A young woman camping on the Derbyshire moors is bludgeoned to death. A motorcyclist is found stabbed to death in the center of an ancient henge. Is there a connection? Det...

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mysterious 100%
dark 50%
tense 50%
adventurous 25%
challenging 25%
reflective 25%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

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