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George, Elizabeth 1949-

Overview
Works: 191 works in 1,006 publications in 12 languages and 84,637 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television programs  Detective and mystery stories, English  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3557.E478, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth George
Careless in red : a novel by Elizabeth George( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Yard's Thomas Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. The closest town, better known for its tourists and its surfing than its intrigue, seems an unlikely place for murder. However, it soon becomes apparent that a clever killer is indeed at work, and this time Lynley is not a detective but a witness and possibly a suspect
Believing the lie by Elizabeth George( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives. Deborah's investigation of the prime suspect, Bernard's prodigal son Nicholas, a recovering drug addict, leads her to Nicholas' wife, a woman with whom she feels a kinship, a woman as fiercely protective as she is beautiful. Lynley and Simon delve for information from the rest of the family, including the victim's bitter ex-wife and the man he left her for, and Bernard himself. As the investigation escalates, the Fairclough family's veneer cracks, with deception and self-delusion threatening to destroy everyone from the Fairclough patriarch to Tim, the troubled son Ian left behind
With no one as witness by Elizabeth George( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an adolescent boy is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, New Scotland Yard acting superintendent Thomas Lynley and his colleagues tie the crime to a series of killings but find the case complicated by racial issues. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley takes on the case of his career. When it comes to spellbinding suspense and page-turning excitement, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George always delivers. As the Wall Street Journal raves, "Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare." In With No One as Witness, Elizabeth George has crafted an intricate, meticulously researched, and absorbing story sure to enthrall her readers. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley is back, along with his longtime partner, the fiery Barbara Havers, and newly promoted Detective Sergeant Winston Nkata. They are on the hunt for a sinister killer. When an adolescent boy's nude body is found mutilated and artfully arranged on the top of a tomb, it takes no large leap for the police to recognize this as the work of a serial killer. This is the fourth victim in three months but the first to be white. Hoping to avoid charges of institutionalized racism in its failure to pursue the earlier crimes to their conclusion, New Scotland Yard hands the case over to Lynley and his colleagues. The killer is a psychopath who does not intend to be stopped. Worse, a devastating tragedy within the police ranks causes them to fumble in their pursuit of him
In pursuit of the proper sinner by Elizabeth George( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the murder of two people found in a remote prehistoric stone circle
What came before he shot her by Elizabeth George( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In North Kensington three orphaned mixed-race children are bounced from one home to another. The middle child Joel takes care of the youngest, Toby, who isn't quite right. When a local gang threatens Toby, Joel makes a pact with the devil that ends in the murder of Thomas Lynley's wife."--Source other than the Library of Congress
This body of death : a novel by Elizabeth George( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. While Lynley works on the case in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest--and to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking
A place of hiding by Elizabeth George( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sudden death of Guy Brouard after his morning swim shocks the residents of Guernsey. He has been a generous benefactor of the island. When a young American woman is charged with the murder, her brother seeks help from the only contact he has in the UK - Deborah St. James, long-standing friend of Inspector Thomas Lynley
Deception on his mind by Elizabeth George( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a dying seaside town on the coast of Essex a member of its small Asian community is found dead. The murder has sparked a race riot. Sergeant Barbara Havers must probe not only the mind of a murderer but the price people pay for deceiving others and themselves. Police procedural
In the presence of the enemy by Elizabeth George( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, a woman parliamentarian's daughter is kidnapped and a newspaper editor with whom the parliamentarian had an affair receives a call, threatening the girl's life unless he admits paternity. Inspector Lynley suspects the girl is behind it
Playing for the ashes by Elizabeth George( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, encounter what seems to be a perfect crime as they investigate a fatal fire at a fifteenth-century cottage. Police procedural
Just one evil act by Elizabeth George( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping child-in-danger story, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, investigate the kidnapping of a friend's little girl from an Italian marketplace. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most, and how far she's willing to go to protect it
A traitor to memory by Elizabeth George( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley risks his career when Eugenie Davies is brutally murdered and discovers that she had been tied to an old murder investigation that could possibly involve his superior, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, and as Tomas and his partners search for the truth, they must delve into dark secrets and passions of a prominent family to catch a killer
Payment in blood by Elizabeth George( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard, who first appeared in "A Great Deliverance", investigates the murder of a playwright at a Scottish country house hotel, where the members of a West End theatre company have assembled for the first reading of a controversial new play
Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 2,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah and Simon take a country holiday to visit a favorite vicar only to discover that the vicar has died. The coroner's inquest has returned a verdict of "death by misadventure."
A banquet of consequences : a Lynley novel by Elizabeth George( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire, deceit, and murder. The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? After various career-threatening issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with a bestselling feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime" --
I, Richard : stories of suspense by Elizabeth George( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five stories of human weakness and psychological suspense includes one tale that features a cameo appearance by a young Inspector Thomas Lynley
A suitable vengeance by Elizabeth George( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, Eighth Earl of Asherton, and his fiancee, Deborah Cotter, arrive at Howenstow, Lynley's family home, they find the atmosphere rife with tension
A great deliverance by Elizabeth George( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a savage murder stuns the peaceful countryside of Scotland, Inspector Thomas Lynley is called in to solve the crime, but before he can do that he must find his way through the town's web of lies and secrets
For the sake of Elena by Elizabeth George( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Yard Detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers investigate the murder of the elusive Elena Weaver
Well-schooled in murder by Elizabeth George( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley of New Scotland Yard seeks the identity of an amoral killer in the death of a boy missing from a school in West Sussex
 
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In pursuit of the proper sinner
Alternative Names
Dzhordzh, Ėlizabet, 1949-

George, Susan Elizabeth, 1949-

Джордж, Элизабет, 1949-

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Believing the lieWith no one as witnessIn pursuit of the proper sinnerWhat came before he shot herThis body of death : a novelA place of hidingDeception on his mindIn the presence of the enemy