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This Body Of Death - Elizabeth  George, John Lee 2.5 stars. Overpopulated, tedious and depressing, with a ripped from the (old) headlines subplot that was excruciating to read. There's an unlikeable new character who is sure to pop up in the next book, some dull exposition on what to do if you live in the U.K. and find treasure buried under your petunias and the author herself, virtually stepping out of the narrative to lecture us on the sociopolitical complexities of dealing with murderers who are children. For the next book I'd like to see her send Inspector Lynley off to Asherton to keep bees and focus the story on the only character in this clutter of a novel who kept my interest: Barbara Havers.