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Elizabeth George


USA flag (1949 - )

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.
 
Anthology series
Best American Mystery Stories (with Otto Penzler)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 (2016)
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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


Elizabeth George recommends
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Nothing Personal (1994)
Eileen Dreyer
"Eileen Dreyer creates the sort of skin-crawling suspense that will leave her readers looking with a wild and wary eye upon anyone at the other end of the stethoscope."
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A Letter of Mary (1997)
(Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, book 3)
Laurie R King
"A Letter of Mary is a wonderful book, simultaneously inventive, charming, witty and suspenseful... I loved it."
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The Long Close Call (2000)
Julia Wallis Martin
"Gripped me from the first page and held me until the final word."
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China Lake (2002)
(Evan Delaney, book 1)
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)
Jacqueline Winspear
"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)
Peggy Hesketh
"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)
Will North
"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)
Anne D Leclaire
"Anne LeClaire's new novel The Halo Effect takes us into the life, the grief, the anguish, and the ultimate redemption of a man who has endured the excruciating loss of his only child through murder."

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