BOOKS

The Edge of the Water
2014

A mysterious girl who won’t speak; a coal black seal named Nera that returns to the same place very year; a bitter feud of unknown origin—strange things are happening on Whidbey Island, and Becca King, is drawn into the maelstrom of events.

But Becca, first met in The Edge of Nowhere, has her own secrets to hide. Still on the run from her criminal stepfather, Becca is living in a secret location. Even Derric, the Ugandan orphan with whom Becca shares a close, romantic relationship, can’t be allowed to know her whereabouts.

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Just One Evil Act
2013

Barbara Havers is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really help—Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn’t on Hadiyyah’s, their daughter’s, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold.

Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. The Italian police are investigating, and the Yard won’t get involved, until Barbara takes matters into her own hands — at the risk of her own career.

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The Edge of Nowhere
2012

Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it’s a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn’t suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear “whispers”—the thoughts of others— Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, she is soon befriended by Derric, a Rwandan orphan adopted by a local family; Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection. 

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Believing the Lie
2012

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.

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This Body of Death
April, 2010

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. His former team doesn’t trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, whose management style seems to rub everyone the wrong way. In fact, Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer’s hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden—and possibly attractive—vulnerability.

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Careless in Red
May, 2008

Scotland Yard’s Thomas Lynley returns to investigate what may be a perfect crime.  On a lonely stretch of coastline, Lynley discovers the body of a young man. Thus begins a quest to unmask a clever and ruthless murderer. But this time, Lynley’s not in charge. He’s a witness—and possibly even a suspect. The local detective leading the investigation soon figures out that Lynley can help. So can his former associate Barbara Havers, whom Scotland Yard sends to Cornwall, ostensibly to assist in the investigation, but unofficially to check up on Lynley and possibly win him back to the Yard.

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What Came Before He Shot Her
October, 2006

The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley’s wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a twelve-year-old boy. Who is he? Where did he come from? And what were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation?
That story begins on the other side of London in rough North Kensington, where the three, mixed-race, virtually orphaned Campbell children are bounced first from their grandmother to their aunt.
 
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With No One As Witness
March, 2005

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.

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A Moment on the Edge - Short Story Collection
July, 2004

In A MOMENT ON THE EDGE, bestselling author Elizabeth George has selected a stunning collection of twenty-six crime stories from some of the best practitioners of the genre, who also happen to be some of the most successful women writers of our time. These shocking and compulsively readable stories are arranged chronologically, starting with the classic "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell (1917). Also included are stories by Golden Age mystery writers Dorothy L. Sayers and Ngaio Marsh, and New Golden Age author Sara Paretsky, as well as selections by writers outside the genre, such as Shirley Jackson and Nadine Gordimer.

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Write Away - Non Fiction
March, 2004

Ever want to know how an internationally best selling author crafts one of her books? Write Away not only illuminates the process used by Elizabeth George when she puts together one of her crime novels, but it also gives specific illustrations from her work and from the work of best selling commercial and literary novelists from around the world. 
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A Place of Hiding
July, 2003

A shocking murder calls forensic scientist Simon St. James and his wife, Deborah, to an isolated island in the English Channel. An old friend of Deborah’s, China River, stands accused of killing the island’s wealthiest benefactor, Guy Brouard. Forced as a child to flee the Nazis in Paris, Brouard was engaged in his latest project when he died: a museum in honor of those who resisted the German occupation of Guernsey. 
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I, Richard
October, 2002

This collection of short stories is an extraordinary offering that deftly explores the dark side of everyday people--and the lengths to which they will go to get what they want most. In these five tantalizing and original tales, Elizabeth plumbs the depths of human nature--and human weakness--as only she can. I, Richard is filled with page-turning drama, danger, and unmatched suspense. 
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A Traitor To Memory
July, 2001

A hit and run on a nighttime rainy street in north London...a virtuoso
violinist who loses his ability to play and his memory of music in a single moment...a horrifying crime buried twenty years in the past...a father and son enmeshed in each other's life...a chance for redemption for everyone concerned, including the detectives.
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In Pursuit Of The Proper Sinner
August 1999

"In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner" is another great read by George. It's complex, hauntingly real, and has the usual solid supporting cast and is researchable to a T."
--Ottawa Citizen
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Deception On His Mind
August 1997

"Recommended reading for…those mystery readers who look for moral dilemmas and psychological issues as well as murder mystery for their entertainment."
--Star Tribune, Minneapolis
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In The Presence Of The Enemy
April 1996

"Powerful and thought-provoking…a compelling page-turner…Beyond the whodunit there lies a greater story, which George weaves together with a master's touch. A 'master of storytelling at the peak of her powers'? Maybe there's truth in book-jacket advertising after all."
--The Orange County Register
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Playing For The Ashes
September 1995

"A compelling tale of psychological suspense, a tragedy of twisted familial relationships and thwarted dreams. She is one of those rare writers who transcends the limitations of the crime genre."
--Daily news, Los Angeles
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Missing Joseph
June 1994

"A juicy murder mystery based on the provocative theme of parental love and protectiveness-and their dangerous outer limits."
--The New York Time Book Review
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For The Sake of Elena
May 1993

"There's a symphonic quality to this novel, in both the elegance of language and complexity of structure…in the end, all the stories come together in a dramatic way that seems as natural as life itself."
--San Jose Mercury News
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A Suitable Vengeance
1991

"As always, George weaves an intricate plot with more than a few surprises, but her insights into her characters are what make the story so compelling."
--Orlando Sentinel
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Well-Schooled In Murder
1990

"Ms. George has crafted a fine and powerful novel sure to delight readers in the mood for a thought-provoking, hard-hitting mystery."
--The Sun, Baltimore
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Payment In Blood
1989

"George…excels at delivering surprises, but the heart of the book is the chemistry between Havers and Lynley."
--The Sun, Baltimore
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A Great Deliverance
May 1988

"With a lyric sense of language and a cinematic eye for detail, George has constructed a truly fascination story."
--Chicago Sun-Times
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The Evidence Exposed
This book of short stories is available only in Great Britain.
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