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By Elizabeth George

To this present day, the low, skinny wail of an boy or girl might be heard in Keldale's lush eco-friendly valleys. 300 years in the past, as legend is going, the nervous Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, the place they'd hidden to flee the ravages of Cromwell's raiders.

Now into Keldale's pastoral net of previous homes and older secrets and techniques comes Scotland backyard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the 8th earl of Asherton. besides the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been despatched to resolve a savage homicide that has shocked the peaceable nation-state. For fats, unlovely Roberta Teys has been present in her top gown, an awl in her lap, seated within the outdated stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and final phrases have been "I did it. And I'm now not sorry."

Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their approach via Keldale's darkish labyrinth of mystery scandals and appalling crimes, they discover a shattering sequence of revelations that would reverberate via this tranquil English valley--and of their personal lives in addition.

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Good,” he says. ” And as long as he lives that will be the most he ever says about it. “But even though you don’t remember, Dex, it did things to you. Those things make you what you are. ” And strangest of strange, he gives me a very small, almost shy, Harry smile. “I’ve been expecting this. What happened to you when you were a little kid has shaped you. I’ve tried to straighten that out, but—” He shrugs. “It was too strong, too much. It got into you too early and it’s going to stay there. It’s going to make you want to kill.

I am fantastic,” I said. ” I looked at Vince. He was staring at a handful of coffee DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER 23 grounds, carefully pushing them around with one rubbergloved finger. ” “On who he is and what it he’s doing,” he said. ” I shook my head. “Sometimes you work too hard at being inscrutable,” I said. ” “Hard to say right now,” he said. “We haven’t found any of it. ” That didn’t sound nearly as interesting. I like to leave a neat body. No fuss, no mess, no dripping blood. If the killer was just another dog tearing at a bone, this was all nothing to me.

Too much time on duty trying not to look human. It leaves their faces stuck. “Deb,” I said. I put the crisp white pastry bag on my desk. ” she said. Very sour, as I’d expected. Soon those frown lines would turn permanent, ruining a wonderful face: deep blue eyes, alive with intelligence, and small upturned nose with just a dash of freckles, framed by black hair. Beautiful features, at the moment spattered with about seven pounds of cheap makeup. I looked at her with fondness. She was clearly coming from work, dressed today in a lacy bra, bright pink spandex shorts, and gold high heels.

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