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"The Evidence Exposed" is the title story in this book of three stories. Inspector Lynley appears briefly in this first story when a murder is committed in a stately home he is visiting with Lady Helen Clyde. The victim is a member of a tour group of Americans on a two week course on ‘Great Houses of Britain'. The murdered woman, with her barbed tongue, has upset just about everyone in her party so there is no shortage of suspects. The second story in the book is called I, Richard" and the main character his a self proclaimed writer and historian specializing in proving that King Richard III was not responsible for the deaths of the princes in the tower. Apart from being engrossed in his chosen subject he is manipulating a lover to murder her husband to serve his ends. In story three, "The Surprise of His Life", Douglas Armstrong convinces himself, with the help of a psychic, that his wife is having an affair and he carefully plans her murder. While Elizabeth George's novels are preferable to these not so short stories, they are quite readable
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Crime Thriller    -   Yes


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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