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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
Inspector Lynley
   1. A Great Deliverance (1988)
   2. Payment In Blood (1989)
   3. Well-Schooled In Murder (1990)
   4. A Suitable Vengeance (1991)
   5. For The Sake of Elena (1992)
   6. Missing Joseph (1993)
   7. Playing For The Ashes (1994)
   8. In The Presence Of The Enemy (1996)
   9. Deception On His Mind (1997)
   10. In Pursuit Of The Proper Sinner (1999)
   11. A Traitor To Memory (2001)
   12. A Place of Hiding (2003)
   13. With No One as Witness (2005)
   14. What Came Before He Shot Her (2006)
   15. Careless in Red (2008)
   16. This Body of Death (2010)
   17. Believing the Lie (2011)
   18. Just One Evil Act (2013)
   19. A Banquet of Consequences (2015)
   20. The Punishment She Deserves (2018)
   21. Something to Hide (2022)
   The Evidence Exposed (1999)
   I, Richard (2001)
Anthologies edited
   A Moment on the Edge (2002)
     aka Crime from the Mind of a Woman
   Two of the Deadliest (2009)
Non fiction show
Elizabeth George recommends
A Wild and Heavenly Place (2024)
Robin Oliveira
"The book is part love story, part history of place, part geography, and all excellent... [A] story of love, despair, jealousy, revenge, and hope in the lives of characters the reader won't soon forget."
The Enemy at Home (2023)
Kevin O'Brien
"Kevin O'Brien's new book takes us to Seattle in the opening years of the US involvement in World War II, when a serial killer is on the loose, targeting women who are contributing to the war effort by becoming Rosie the Riveters. The book is fast-paced, suspenseful, and intriguing, and it kept this reader guessing about the killer's identity nearly till the big reveal. Super enjoyable."
Angeline (2023)
Anna Quinn
"I love novels that bring a place to life and in this Anna Quinn does not disappoint. In her second novel, she masterfully creates an island in the Pacific Northwest that jumps off the page and begs to be visited. On this island she places an avant-garde religious order of nuns who have been summarily excommunicated by the Pope for various feminist infractions. No matter to the members of the renegade convent, which houses itself in a collection of yurts and offers Sunday services to the people of the island. A nun called Sister Angeline joins them, having been sent there by a Mother Superior who knows that the radical alteration in Angeline's preferred lifestyle of silence, contemplation, bodily punishment, and prayer needs some serious changes. Light of the Sea 'convent' will definitely provide that. The characters Angeline encounters are quirky and wise. The place she finds them in is a balm to her soul. She needs to be relieved of the burdens she carries from her past, and the renegade nuns are the ones to get her started. Angeline is a read that has everything: place, characters, and social issues, all delivered by the author in a way that never even verges on becoming a polemic."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Elizabeth George
Two of the Deadliest (2009)
New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery
edited by
Elizabeth George
Murder and Obsession (1999)
12 New Original Stories
edited by
Otto Penzler

More anthologies 

Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (1989) : A Great Deliverance
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1992) : A Suitable Vengeance

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