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Elizabeth George (1) (1949–)

Autor(a) de A Great Deliverance

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About the Author

Elizabeth George was born on February 26, 1949, in Warren, Ohio. She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of California in Riverside and a master's degree in counseling/psychology from California State University at Fullerton. She taught English in high school for about mostrar mais thirteen years before leaving to become a full-time writer. She is the New York Times and internationally best selling author of twenty British crime novels featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his unconventional partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Her novel, A Great Deliverance, won the Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, and France's Le Grand Prix de Literature Policiere in 1989. Her crime novels have been translated into 30 languages and featured on television by the BBC. She is also the author of a young adult series set on the island where she lives in the state of Washington. Her title's include Edge of Light, The Edge of the Shadows, The Edge of the Water, I, Richard, and The Punishment She Deserves. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Elizabeth George

A Great Deliverance (1988) 3,698 cópias
With No One As Witness (2005) 2,853 cópias
Payment in Blood (1989) 2,672 cópias
Well-Schooled in Murder (1990) 2,588 cópias
In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (1999) 2,490 cópias
Careless in Red (2008) 2,476 cópias
In the Presence of the Enemy (1996) 2,475 cópias
Deception on His Mind (1997) 2,420 cópias
A Traitor to Memory (2001) 2,415 cópias
Playing for the Ashes (1994) 2,355 cópias
For the Sake of Elena (1992) 2,327 cópias
A Suitable Vengeance (1991) 2,279 cópias
Missing Joseph (1992) 2,273 cópias
A Place of Hiding (2003) 2,248 cópias
What Came Before He Shot Her (2007) 2,069 cópias
This Body of Death (2010) 1,907 cópias
Believing the Lie (2012) 1,560 cópias
Just One Evil Act (2013) 1,185 cópias
The Punishment She Deserves (2018) 896 cópias
I, Richard (2001) 756 cópias
Something to Hide (2022) 472 cópias
The Edge of Nowhere (2012) 438 cópias
The Edge of the Water (2014) 168 cópias
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Editor — 157 cópias
The Evidence Exposed (1999) 151 cópias
Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices (2011) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
The Edge of the Shadows (2015) 105 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 (2016) — Editor — 84 cópias
The Edge of the Light (2016) 64 cópias
Crime from the Mind of a Woman (2002) — Editor — 59 cópias
The Surprise of His Life (1995) 54 cópias
A Traitor to Memory, Volume 2 (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
A Traitor to Memory, Volume 1 (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
A Call To Justice 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) — Introdução, algumas edições8,990 cópias
Gaudy Night (1935) — Introdução, algumas edições5,475 cópias
Whose Body? (1923) — Introdução, algumas edições4,951 cópias
Veneno fatal (1930) — Introdução, algumas edições4,479 cópias
The Nine Tailors (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições4,406 cópias
Busman's Honeymoon: A Love Story with Detective Interruptions (1937) — Introdução, algumas edições3,950 cópias
Murder Must Advertise (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições3,791 cópias
Falsos testemunhos (1926) — Introdução, algumas edições3,671 cópias
Have His Carcase (1932) — Introdução, algumas edições3,327 cópias
Unnatural Death (1927) — Introdução, algumas edições3,189 cópias
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928) — Introdução, algumas edições3,061 cópias
Five Red Herrings (1931) — Introdução, algumas edições2,855 cópias
Lord Peter Views the Body (1928) — Introdução, algumas edições1,764 cópias
Hangman's Holiday (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições1,592 cópias
The Documents in the Case (1930) — Introdução, algumas edições1,570 cópias
In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Stories (1939) — Introdução, algumas edições1,549 cópias
Striding Folly: A Collection of Mysteries (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições781 cópias
Women on the Case (1996) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Sisters in Crime 2 (1990) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
The Complete Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2008) — Original Stories — 17 cópias
Suspense Magazine September 2012 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
George, Susan Elizabeth
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Warren, Ohio, USA
Locais de residência
Huntington Beach, California, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
University of California, Riverside
mystery writer
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award (Mystery Series, 2003)
Robert Gottlieb (Trident Media Group)
Pequena biografia
Elizabeth George, the mystery writer, writes about England to perfection and lives in California and was brought up here.



Inspector Lynley is asked by Chief Superintendent David Hillier to go to the Lake District in Cumbria to investigate the drowning of Ian Cresswell under the radar. Hillier has been asked to send someone to investigate by Bernard Fairclough, a wealthy manufacturer, and Cresswell's uncle. Cresswell has divorced his wife to have a relationship with another man, Kaveh Mehran. His wife, Niamh, has left he and Kaveh to raise their two children, Tim and Gracie. Lynley asks Simon and Deborah St. James to assist him in some incognito investigation. When they get to Cumbria, Lynley and St. James go to the Fairclough's boat house to investigate whether this was an accident or murder. The coroner there has already ruled it an accident. Deborah helps by meeting with Nicholas Fairclough, Bernard's son, and his wife Alatea from Argentina. Nick had been a drug addict until he met and married Alatea in Utah. Alatea is secretly arranging for surrogacy so she and Nick can have a child. Lynley asks Barbara Havers to investigate certain members of this family in London on the down-low. Deborah investigates this that has no relation to Ian Cresswell's death, with disastrous results. Meanwhile, Zed Benjamin, a tabloid reporter with The Source, is there trying to dig up tabloid worthy information about them. In this book there are plenty of secrets, lies, and motives to go around. Bernard Fairclough is hiding something, as is Kaveh Mehran, Tim Fairclough, Alatea, Mignon Fairclough (Nick's sister), and the Fairclough's mother, who says she is the one who found the body in the boat house. Sister Manette is trying to get Tim and Gracie into a stable family situation. Lynley is trying to decide about his relationship with Superindent Isabelle Ardery. Barbara Havers is trying to please Arderly by getting her teeth fixed, her hair cut, and her clothes upgraded with the help of Angelina, Taymullah Azar's returned lover and mother of his daughter, Hadiyyah. There is even deception here.… (mais)
baughga | outras 76 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
Isabelle Ardery manages to get Inspector Lynley back to the New Scotland Yard, by asking him to mentor her in her tryout for Superintendent. He has been gone for 5 months, trying to recover from the untimely death of his pregnant wife Helen by a random shooting. The novel covers two seemingly unrelated murders, the child killers of 2-year-old John Dressel, and the murder of Jemima Hastings. When she is found in an old cemetery, killed by a strange tool embedded in her neck, Barbara Havers, Winston Nkata, Hale, and Stewart's team is tasked with finding the killer, supervised and directed by Isabelle. Jemima has recently left her 2-year relationship with Gordon Jossie, a roof thatcher. She lived with him in a cottage on some land they obtained in the New Forest area of Hampshire which allows the free range of ponies. Her brother Rob Hastings, who is not a physically attractive man, but a very committed and nice one, is one of the people tasked with watching over and caring for the ponies and the land. Meredith was Jemima's best friend for many years until they had a falling out over Jemima's need for a man. She decides to bake Jemima a cake for their joint birthday and begins a quest to deliver it to her, when she finds that Jemima has left for London. Meredith believes in going without a man after her disastrous affair with a married man in London resulting in a pregnancy and birth of Cammie her now 6-year-old daughter. The story ranges from chapters that describe the abduction and murder of John Dressel along with the fate of the three 10 and 11-year-old boys responsible, to the chapters that follow along the story of the murder, and subsequent solving of Jemima Hastings' murder and why it happened. It all begins when Jemima abruptly leaves her 2-year relationship with Gordon Jossie and goes to London. Then the story ranges from London, the site of the murder, and Hampshire where Jemima lived with her lover and opened the Cupcake Queen shop before leaving. I am not a fan of the budding relationship between Lynley and Isabelle, a woman teetering on the brink of becoming an alcoholic. Then there is also the interplay between Barbara Havers and her neighbors, Taymullah Azah and his daughter Hadiyyah. The story is based upon the 1993 murder and abduction of the two-year-old James Bulger from the New Strand Shopping Center in Bootle, Liverpool, by two ten-year-old boys, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, who served 10 years and then were given new names and jobs and recycled into the community. Elizabeth George is seemingly asking if people can be rehabilitated and returned with a new name and profession into a community unaware of their past and are boys who grew up bullied and abused the only ones to blame for their actions since "Abused children carry abuse forward through time."… (mais)
baughga | outras 67 resenhas | May 9, 2024 |
This was a great read while travelling. Good plot, interesting characters. I'll be reading more of this series.
punkinmuffin | outras 106 resenhas | Apr 30, 2024 |
John Lee does a fabulous reading, as always. Elizabeth George’s particularly likable and well developed investigative characters, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, get involved in another psychologically twisted plot that kept me riveted the entire twenty-one and a half hours.
TraSea | outras 51 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |



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