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George, Elizabeth 1949-

Works: 167 works in 968 publications in 12 languages and 83,951 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Detective and mystery stories, English  Suspense fiction  Television adaptations  Television cop shows  Television series 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3557.E478, 813.54
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Publications about Elizabeth George
Publications by Elizabeth George
Most widely held works by Elizabeth George
Careless in red : a novel by Elizabeth George( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,722 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
With no one as witness by Elizabeth George( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,464 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
Believing the lie by Elizabeth George( Book )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,450 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
In pursuit of the proper sinner by Elizabeth George( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,426 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 )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,374 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 )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,318 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 )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,200 libraries worldwide
A trip to a wintery island in the English Channel spells peril for forensic scientist Simon St. James and his wife, Deborah, when they discover that the legacy of World War II still haunts the isle's inhabitants
In the presence of the enemy by Elizabeth George( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,107 libraries worldwide
With the runaway hardcover success of this novel, Elizabeth George has now secured her place as the most critically acclaimed literary mystery writer of her generation. In this dazzling novel of suspense that explores the incendiary themes of passion and betrayal, the sins of parents powerfully impact the lives of their children. The result is a tour de force read praised by reviewers and readers everywhere. Hailed as the "king of sleaze," tabloid editor Dennis Luxford is used to ferreting out the sins and scandals of people in exposed positions. But when he opens an innocuous-looking letter addressed to him at The Source, he discovers that someone else excels at ferreting out secrets as well. Ten-year-old Charlotte Bowen has been abducted, and if Luxford does not admit publicly to having fathered her, she will die. But Charlotte's existence is Luxford's most fiercely guarded secret, and acknowledging her as his child will throw more than one life and career into chaos. Luxford knows that the story of Charlotte's paternity could make him a laughingstock and reveal to his beautiful wife and son the lie he's lived for a decade. Yet it's not only Luxford's reputation that's on the line: it's also the reputation, and career, of Charlotte Bowen's mother. For she is Undersecretary of State for the Home Office, one of the most high-profile Junior Ministers and quite possibly the next Margaret Thatcher. Knowing that her political future hangs in the balance, Eve Bowen refuses to let Luxford damage her career by printing the story or calling the police. So the editor turns to forensic scientist Simon St. James for help. It's a case that fills St. James with disquiet, however, for none of the players in the drama seem to react the way one would expect. Then tragedy occurs and New Scotland Yard becomes involved. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley soon discovers that the case sends tentacles from London into the countryside, and he must simultaneously outfox death as he probes Charlotte Bowen's mysterious disappearance. Meanwhile, his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, working part of the investigation on her own and hoping to make the coup of her career, may be drawing closer to a grim solution, and to danger, than anyone knows. In the Presence of the Enemy is a brilliantly insightful and haunting novel of ideals corrupted by self-interest, of the sins of parents visited upon children, and of the masks that hide people from each other, and from themselves
Deception on his mind by Elizabeth George( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,106 libraries worldwide
Balford-le-Nez is a dying seatown on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town's small but growing Asian community, is found dead on its beach, his neck broken, sleepy Balford-le-Nez ignites. Working solo, without her long-time partner Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, Sergeant Barbara Havers must probe not only the mind of a murderer and a case very close to her own heart, but the terrible price people pay for deceiving others ... and themselves
Playing for the ashes by Elizabeth George( Book )
25 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,097 libraries worldwide
In Britain, upper-class police inspector Thomas Lynley and lower-class police sergeant Barbara Havers team up to investigate the death of Ken Fleming, an all-England cricket player asphyxiated in a cottage fire. By the author of Missing Joseph
A traitor to memory by Elizabeth George( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 3,025 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
Just one evil act by Elizabeth George( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,979 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
Payment in blood by Elizabeth George( Book )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,887 libraries worldwide
Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard is possessed by a fierce attraction to a murder suspect while investigating the savage slaying of a controversial playwright
Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 2,692 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 )
25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,495 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 )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,428 libraries worldwide
In these five tantalizing and original tales, George plumbs the depths of human nature--and human weakness--as only she can. From the chilling tale of a marriage built on an appalling set of lies that only death can reveal, to the final, title story about a penniless schoolteacher whose ambition turns murderous, I, Richard is filled with page-turning drama, danger, and unmatched suspense
A suitable vengeance by Elizabeth George( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,404 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 )
34 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,371 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 )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,333 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 )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,304 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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Alternative Names
Dzhordzh, Ėlizabet, 1949-
George, Susan Elizabeth, 1949-
Джордж, Элизабет, 1949-
English (364)
Russian (16)
Italian (11)
German (10)
Spanish (10)
French (9)
Dutch (3)
Danish (2)
Swedish (2)
Korean (2)
Norwegian (2)
Greek, Ancient [to 1453] (1)
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