"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

"With [Playing for the Ashes] George ascends to the mystery writers' throne…skillfully told, multi-layered, thoughtfully plotted."
-- The Gazette, Montreal

"Eminently satisfying…George [is] one of the best mystery writers around."
-- Boston Tab

"Wonderful and gripping…complex and satisfying."
--The Providence Sunday Journal

"Impressive…Riveting…Elizabeth George is an uncommon talent."
-- The Ottawa Citizen

"Ms. George's pacing is expert, proof of the skillful touch that has made this California resident a master practitioner of the English mystery novel."
-- The Sun, Baltimore

"Playing for the Ashes once again affirms that Miss George is a writer to be reckoned with, and that her command of the genre she calls 'The Literary Mystery' is powerful and precise."
-- Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Another winner form a deservedly popular novelist."
-- The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA

"[George] is a top-notch storyteller and a master at character delineation…Playing for the Ashes is her most powerful yet."
-- The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA

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