Elizabeth George - Author

About the Author

Elizabeth George is the author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. She won the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France. In 1990 she was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI. Her novels have now been adapted for television by the BBC. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee as well as a New York Times and international bestselling author, Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.

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Featured books by Elizabeth George

A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel

A Banquet of Consequences An Inspector Lynley Novel

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

‘A Banquet of Consequences’ is a truly enjoyable, wickedly twisty family drama combined with a crime novel. This is the 19th book in the ‘Inspector Lynley series’, and my first outing, oh how I relished getting to grips with the investigation team and suspects. The team of Lynley, Havers and Nkata although important, are not the be all and end all, in fact they almost become the background to this particular story. Elizabeth George sets characters and images in motion, quietly yet vibrantly descriptive in her detailing. The story builds layer upon layer of suspense as the officers attempt to discover the missing pieces of a rather large crime jigsaw. Nothing is as obvious as it first seems, questions appear as new information breaks loose and makes a bid for freedom. So, for the armchair detectives out there, ensure you are sitting comfortably and let your mind examine and ponder the clues, while attempting to solve this intense crime drama. ~ Liz Robinson

The Edge of the Water

The Edge of the Water

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

The Edge of the Water by Elizabeth George

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Just One Evil Act

Just One Evil Act

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Inspired by the Amanda Knox case, Elizabeth George has her series character Dr Barbara Havers whipping up tabloid support over the kidnapping of a teenage girl in Italy. Her boss, Inspector Lynley, then goes to Italy and the huge difference between our policing methods and the Italians’ makes for a wonderfully different police procedural thriller. It’s a big novel, over 700 pages so lots to get stuck into.

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With No One as Witness

With No One as Witness

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2012

You may have caught some of the Inspector Lynley Mysteries on TV. If so then this will fill in a lot of background for you, in fact the private lives of Havers, Nkota and Lynley could almost be a separate book! This latest case involves “institutionalised racism”, it’s involved, on occasions a bit “ploddy” but keep with it, the rewards are there. It’s dramatic stuff.Similar this month: Henning Mankell.Comparison: P D James, Jim Kelly, Ruth Rendell.

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Other books by Elizabeth George

A Traitor to Memory

A Traitor to Memory

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2021

Twenty-eight-year-old virtuoso violinist Gideon Davies has lost not only his memory of music but also his ability to play the instrument he mastered as a five-year-old prodigy. All he can remember is a single name: Sonia. Then, one rainy evening, Gideon's mother Eugenie travels to London for a mysterious appointment. But before she is able to reach her destination, a car swoops out of nowhere and kills her in the street. In pursuing Eugenie's killer, Lynley and Havers come to know a group of people whose lives are inextricably connected by a long-ago death, a trial, and a prison sentence handed down as retribution for a crime no one has spoken of for twenty years.

Deception on his Mind

Deception on his Mind

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2021

Balford-le-Nez is a dying seaside town on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town's small but growing Asian community is found dead near its beach, the sleepy town ignites. Working without her long-time partner, Detective Inspector Lynley, Sergeant Barbara Havers must probe not only the mind of a murderer and a case very close to her own heart, but also the terrible price people pay for deceiving others . . . and themselves.

Loving God with All Your Mind

Loving God with All Your Mind

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2021

Elizabeth George's Loving God with All Your Mind (more than 200,000 copies sold) has been revised and expanded. Elizabeth lets women know that loving the Lord involves action! Focusing on six main scripture passages, she helps readers understand what it means to truly- let your mind think on what is true about God and about life grasp and move toward God's purpose for life trust the Lord in all things Drawing on biblical wisdom as well as personal experience, Elizabeth helps women handle their emotions and discover inner peace that comes from focusing on what is true. She shares six powerful Bible truths that will help readers draw closer to God and know His joy and love.

Mastering the Process

Mastering the Process

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2021

'After a number of years teaching writing courses and appearing at writers' conferences, I began to see that creating a process book utilising one of my novels as an example of each step of my process might prove useful to people who are interested in novel writing or in how this individual writer approaches the complicated task of putting together a British crime novel.' As the author of twenty-four novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful - and prolific - novelists today. In Mastering the Process, George offers a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel, sharing her wealth of experience with would-be novelists, and with crime fiction fans. Using her actual work to illustrate the various steps of novel writing that she explores in this book, she illustrates her points about plotting, characterisation and technique with great clarity and generosity. Drawing from her personal photos, early notes, character analyses, and rough drafts for every stage of her novel Careless in Red, George offers us an intimate look at the procedures she follows, from researching location to imagining plot to creating characters to the actual writing and revision processes themselves. At the same time, she gives invaluable advice for writers about what has worked for her - and what hasn't. Mastering the Process provides writers with practical, prescriptive, and achievable tools for creating a novel, editing a novel, and problem solving when in the midst of a novel, from a master storyteller at the top of her game. Elizabeth George has taught creative writing both nationally and internationally for over thirty years and is the author of Write Away, described as 'one novelist's approach to fiction and the writing life'.

The Punishment She Deserves

The Punishment She Deserves

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2019

Award-winning author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series. When a Member of Parliament shows up at New Scotland Yard requesting an investigation into the suicide of the son of one of his constituents in the beautiful town of Ludlow, the Assistant Commissioner sees two opportunities in this request: the first is to have an MP owing him a favour, and the second is to get rid of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, whose career at the Met has been hanging by a thread for quite some time. So he assigns Havers to the case and for good measure partners her with the one person who shares his wish to see the back of her, Detective Chief Superintendent Isabelle Ardery. But Ardery has her own difficulties. She is not happy to be sent away from London and as a result is in a rush to return. This causes her to overlook certain uncomfortable facts. Soon, the case is opened again and this time, it is Lynley who must accompany Havers to Ludlow, with little more than a week to save the Met's reputation and Barbara's job. And the more they investigate, the more it looks as if the suicide was part of a much more sinister pattern of events.

Creating a Beautiful Life

Creating a Beautiful Life

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2018

What Will You Do with This Beautiful Day God Is Giving You? Each new day presents opportunities to grow your faith, manage your work and your goals, and make good use of the time God gives you. But making the right choices moment by moment isn't easy. And the first decisions of your day can affect the next 16 hours-for better or for worse. Elizabeth George, acclaimed Bible teacher, helps you navigate the options you might encounter today so you can... get up and power up for a great day establish your priorities make the most of your time choose good, better, and best options pour yourself into the people in your life Prepare to create a more beautiful and productive life and make each day more meaningful. God's best awaits you when you choose to live His way!

A Woman After God's Own Heart Bible

A Woman After God's Own Heart Bible

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2018

A Woman After God's Own Heart Bible by Elizabeth George

Punishment She Deserves

Punishment She Deserves

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Ebook Release Date: 20/03/2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDetective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in EnglandThe cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizens--Ian Druitt, the local deacon--is accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself? Or was he murdered?When Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ian's death, all the evidence points to suicide. But Barbara can't shake the feeling that she's missing something. She decides to take a closer look at the seemingly ordinary inhabitants of Ludlow--mainly elderly retirees and college students--and discovers that almost everyone in town has something to hide.A masterful work of suspense, The Punishment She Deserves sets Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Inspector Thomas Lynley against one of their most intricate cases. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from Elizabeth George's previous novels who join Lynley and Havers, and readers new to the series will quickly see why she is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time. Both a page-turner and a deeply complex story about the lies we tell, the lies we believe, and the redemption we need, this novel will be remembered as one of George's best.

The Edge of the Light

The Edge of the Light

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Becca's ability to hear the broken thoughts of others has not turned out to be a fabulous gift after all. It has got in the way of her being able to function in the world normally. More seriously, it makes her think she knows things that she doesn't know at all. Becca's friends are also dealing with stressful situations and coming to terms with troubling discoveries about themselves. Seth Darrow's learning disability makes him vulnerable. The girl he loves is not what she appears to be. His grandfather might lose his property and be thrust into care. Jenn has to come to terms with her sexuality, while Derric finds out that the cover-up he has engaged in for the last ten years was never necessary in the first place. Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth. In this final book in the Edge of Nowhere series, Becca and her friends do their best to navigate a difficult world and come to a resolution - and acceptance - of their futures.

Edge of the Light

Edge of the Light

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Ebook Release Date: 16/08/2016

The climactic final installment of New York Times bestseller Elizabeth Georges award-winning saga.Seth Darrow is a straightforward guy, and he likes life to be simple. Lately, its been anything but.Since his beloved grandfathers stroke, Seth has been focused on getting Grand home again, before his aunt can take advantage of the situation to get her hands on Grands valuable real estate. Seth would also like to get his relationship with Prynne on solid ground. He loves her, but can he believe she has her drug use under control?Meanwhile, things are complicated for the other Whidbey Island friends. Derric has found Rejoice, the sister he left behind in Uganda, but no oneincluding Rejoiceknows she is his sister. Jenn is discovering feelings for her teammate Cynthia, feelings her born-again Christian mother would never find acceptable. And Becca, hiding under a false identity since her arrival on the island, is concealing the biggest secret of all.In the final book of the Whidbey Island saga, events build to an astonishing climax as secrets are revealed, hearts are broken, and lives are changed forever.

You Always Have a Friend in Jesus for Girls

You Always Have a Friend in Jesus for Girls

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Need a Friend You Can Count On? Jesus Is the Best! Silly jokes, shared interests, laughter and giggles, and whispered dreams-best friends truly get each other. And your best friend of all-Jesus-truly gets you! Always the perfect friend, Jesus modeled ten character traits that help you live your days with more and more excitement, such as confidence to be the real you faithfulness to be someone others trust focus to get stuff done friendliness that draws others to you graciousness to let you move on from mistakes As you explore how Jesus lived out these character traits in His everyday life on earth, you'll discover what a good friend He is to you-and what a good friend you can be to others.

True South

True South

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2016

True South by Elizabeth George

A Banquet of Consequences

A Banquet of Consequences

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2016

Inspector Lynley investigates the London end of an ever more darkly disturbing case, with Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata looking behind the peaceful facade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit. 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? Following various career-threatening misdemeanours, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with bestselling feminist writer Clare Abbott and her pushy personal assistant Caroline Goldacre gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs DI Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime. Full of shocks, intensity and suspense from first page to last, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under pressure, and author Elizabeth George writing at the very height of her exceptional powers.

The Edge of the Shadows

The Edge of the Shadows

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Whidbey Island is ablaze. Late summer on Whidbey Island after nine weeks of no rain and fire season has arrived . . . along with a fire starter who soon begins tormenting the residents of this peaceful Pacific Northwest idyll with fires that escalate in intensity. Becca King and her friends Jenn and Derric are with her at the county fair when the third fire starts in a shed housing animals. The shed is destroyed, some of the animals are killed, and Becca hears from the nearby forest the 'whispers' of the fire starter who has remained to watch the havoc. More fires ensue and the situation escalates until someone dies. Becca thinks she knows who's behind it all, but only with the help of her friends and the development of her own incipient psychic talents can the perpetrator be brought to justice.

Banquet of Consequences

Banquet of Consequences

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Ebook Release Date: 27/10/2015

';George's mystery unfolds with great psychological depth, finely drawn characters and gorgeous portraits of the English countryside. . . . [George] is an essential writer of popular fiction today.' The Washington PostThe #1 New York Times bestselling author's award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.Look out for Elizabeth George's newest novel, The Punishment She Deserves, available March 2018.The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George's newest novel of crime, passion, and tragic history. As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful faade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit.The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind who will have to deal with its unintended consequencescould there be a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?After various issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter gives her a connection to the unsolved Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime, knowing one mistake could mean the end of her career.Full of shocks, intensity, and suspense from the first page to the last, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under mounting pressure to solve a case both complicated and deeply disturbing.

Esposa conforme al corazon de Dios, Una

Esposa conforme al corazon de Dios, Una

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Ebook Release Date: 02/09/2015

Doce aspectos importantes para un matrimonio. Elizabeth George explica el secreto de la felicidad conyugal, el diseno de Dios para que una esposa ame a su esposo, aunque tenga defectos. Este libro proporciona valiosas ideas en importantes aspectos del matrimonio. Entre otros explica que significa ser la ayuda idonea del esposo, y que es y que no es la sumision.Elizabeth George shares the secret to marital bliss; God's design for a wife to love her husband-even with his shortcomings! God hasn't called a woman to change her husband, but to focus on her calling as a wife. This book provides valuable insights on key areas of marriage such as what it means to be a husband's helper and what submission is and isn't.