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George, Elizabeth 1949-

Overview
Works: 210 works in 2,637 publications in 14 languages and 97,805 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
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth George
A place of hiding by Elizabeth George( Book )

82 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trip to a wintery 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 )

79 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,904 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
What came before he shot her by Elizabeth George( Book )

73 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,896 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.--From source other than the Library of Congress"--Novelist
With no one as witness by Elizabeth George( Book )

88 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,741 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. 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. 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 )

120 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,729 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 )

63 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 3,671 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 )

47 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,629 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 )

85 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,613 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 )

61 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,609 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 )

49 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. While Lynley works on the case in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest--and to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking
Payment in blood by Elizabeth George( Book )

159 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard investigates the murder of a playwright at a Scottish country house hotel, where the members of a West End theatre company have assembled for the first reading of a controversial new play
Playing for the ashes by Elizabeth George( Book )

108 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,376 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
Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George( Book )

99 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,214 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."
Just one evil act by Elizabeth George( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,169 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
Well-schooled in murder by Elizabeth George( Book )

144 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 10 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
For the sake of Elena by Elizabeth George( Book )

125 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,939 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 )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,841 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" --
A suitable vengeance by Elizabeth George( Book )

55 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,736 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
I, Richard : stories of suspense by Elizabeth George( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,418 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 )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,398 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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In pursuit of the proper sinner
Alternative Names
Dzhordzh, Ėlizabet, 1949-

George, Susan Elizabeth, 1949-

Джордж, Элизабет, 1949-

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Careless in red : a novelWhat came before he shot herWith no one as witnessIn the presence of the enemyIn pursuit of the proper sinnerBelieving the lieDeception on his mindA traitor to memory