Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George
Partners Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers are called upon to investigate the murder of a young boy in the English countryside. He was a resident at a prestigious boarding school yet his nude body was found in a graveyard quite a distance away. Who would want to kill a young boy? How did his body end up where it did? What is going on at the school that everyone seems to want to ignore?
I know many fans of Elizabeth George, but had never gotten around to reading one myself until this week. I’m glad I took the time to read one! It was a well-crafted mystery (though I think one of the major clues was overlooked by the detectives for much of the narrative that was screaming out at me). I also enjoyed the personal lives of the characters. Even though this is a series I didn’t feel like I missed something. These storylines didn’t overwhelm the mystery, but added to the book by developing the characters. I will probably read another one in the series some time soon.