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Elizabeth George


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Elizabeth George is the author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. Her first novel, A Great Deliverance, was honoured with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France; Well-Schooled In Murder was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI '1990'. Her novels have now been adapted for television by the BBC as the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee as well as an international bestselling author, Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Anthologies edited
   Crime from the Mind of a Woman (2002)
     aka A Moment on the Edge
   Two of the Deadliest (2009)
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Non fiction
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (1989) : A Great Deliverance
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1992) : A Suitable Vengeance


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A Letter of Mary (1997)
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The Long Close Call (2000)
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China Lake (2002)
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Meg Gardiner
"From beginning to end CHINA LAKE is a book that no reader of thrillers will be able to put down. Great characters, dynamic plot, nail-biting action - Meg Gardiner gives us everything. I highly recommend it."
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Maisie Dobbs (2003)
(Maisie Dobbs, book 1)
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"Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs is a welcome addition to the sleuthing scene...Maisie isn't a character I'll easily forget."
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Telling the Bees (2013)
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"With infinite compassion and perfect pitch, Peggy Hesketh has written an American classic."
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Harm None (2014)
(Davies & West Mystery, book 1)
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"For lovers of English mysteries with authentic setting and spot-on police procedures, North's Harm None is just the ticket."
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The Halo Effect (2017)
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The Color of Air (2020)
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"With a piercing and authentic sense of place, Gail Tsukiyama brings to life a group of ordinary Japanese/Hawaiians with intertwined lives that are filled with love, passion, empathy, wisdom, and joy. Life is hard, but it is not hopeless and in the shadow of the volcano Mauna Loa, unforgettable individuals--drawn by the author with tenderness and in vivid detail--contend with the pain and confusion of the past and the fleeting moments of happiness in the present, letting go of both pain and fear in order to meet the future."

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