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George, Elizabeth 1949-

Overview
Works: 206 works in 2,649 publications in 14 languages and 97,903 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television programs  Detective and mystery stories, English  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3557.E478, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth George
What came before he shot her by Elizabeth George( Book )

70 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,888 WorldCat member 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
A place of hiding by Elizabeth George( Book )

76 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trip to a wintry 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
Careless in red : a novel by Elizabeth George( Book )

82 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,879 WorldCat member 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 )

84 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,728 WorldCat member 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. 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
In the presence of the enemy by Elizabeth George( Book )

116 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, a woman parliamentarian's daughter is kidnapped and a newspaper editor with whom the parliamentarian had an affair receives a call, threatening the girl's life unless he admits paternity. Inspector Lynley suspects the girl is behind it
In pursuit of the proper sinner by Elizabeth George( Book )

68 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the murder of two people found in a remote prehistoric stone circle
Believing the lie by Elizabeth George( Book )

49 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,633 WorldCat member 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
Deception on his mind by Elizabeth George( Book )

90 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English policewoman Barbara Havers is assigned to investigate the murder of an affluent Pakistani which sparked a race riot. In between the sleuthing, a look at the tense race relations in modern Britain
A traitor to memory by Elizabeth George( Book )

63 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley risks his career when he discovers that a recent murder victim had been tied to an old homicide investigation that could involve his superior, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly
This body of death : a novel by Elizabeth George( Book )

67 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While DI Thomas Lynley is still on compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Isabelle Ardery is brought into the Met as his temporary replacement. The discovery of a body in a Stoke Newington cemetery offers Isabelle the chance to make her mark with a high profile murder investigation. Persuading Lynley back to work seems the best way to guarantee a result: Lynley's team is fiercely loyal to him and Isabelle needs them - and especially Barbara Havers - on side. The Met is twitchy: a series of PR disasters has undermined its confidence. Isabelle knows that she'll be operating under the unforgiving scrutiny of the media, so is quick - perhaps too quick - to pin the murder on a convenient suspect
Playing for the ashes by Elizabeth George( Book )

108 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,369 WorldCat member 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
Just one evil act by Elizabeth George( Book )

42 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,297 WorldCat member 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
Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George( Book )

100 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,206 WorldCat member 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."
Payment in blood by Elizabeth George( Book )

82 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard investigates the murder of a playwright at a Scottish country house hotel. The members of a West End theatre company have assembled for the first reading of a controversial new play. Police procedural
Well-schooled in murder by Elizabeth George( Book )

148 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,015 WorldCat member 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
A suitable vengeance by Elizabeth George( Book )

63 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,747 WorldCat member 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
For the sake of Elena by Elizabeth George( Book )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 2,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Yard Detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers investigate the murder of the elusive Elena Weaver
A banquet of consequences : a Lynley novel by Elizabeth George( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,667 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five stories of human weakness and psychological suspense includes one tale that features a cameo appearance by a young Inspector Thomas Lynley
A great deliverance by Elizabeth George( Book )

62 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,423 WorldCat member 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
 
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A place of hidingCareless in red : a novelWith no one as witnessIn the presence of the enemyIn pursuit of the proper sinnerBelieving the lieDeception on his mindA traitor to memory