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Elizabeth George (1) (1949–)

Autor/a de A Great Deliverance

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59+ obres 47,966 Membres 1,210 Ressenyes 179 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys


Obres de Elizabeth George

A Great Deliverance (1988) 3,697 exemplars
With No One As Witness (2005) 2,851 exemplars
Payment in Blood (1989) 2,669 exemplars
Well-Schooled in Murder (1990) 2,588 exemplars
In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (1999) 2,489 exemplars
In the Presence of the Enemy (1996) 2,474 exemplars
Careless in Red (2008) 2,473 exemplars
Deception on His Mind (1997) 2,419 exemplars
Memoria traidora (2001) 2,415 exemplars
Playing for the Ashes (1994) 2,354 exemplars
For the Sake of Elena (1992) 2,327 exemplars
A Suitable Vengeance (1991) 2,279 exemplars
Missing Joseph (1992) 2,273 exemplars
A Place of Hiding (2003) 2,246 exemplars
What Came Before He Shot Her (2007) 2,068 exemplars
This Body of Death (2010) 1,904 exemplars
Believing the Lie (2012) 1,558 exemplars
Just One Evil Act (2013) 1,182 exemplars
The Punishment She Deserves (2018) 896 exemplars
I, Richard (2001) 756 exemplars
Something to Hide (2022) 472 exemplars
The Edge of Nowhere (2012) 438 exemplars
The Edge of the Water (2014) 166 exemplars
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Editor — 157 exemplars
The Evidence Exposed (1999) 151 exemplars
Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices (2011) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
The Edge of the Shadows (2015) 105 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 (2016) — Editor — 83 exemplars
The Edge of the Light (2016) 64 exemplars
Crime from the Mind of a Woman (2002) — Editor — 59 exemplars
The Surprise of His Life (1995) 54 exemplars
A Traitor to Memory, Volume 2 (2003) 1 exemplars
A Traitor to Memory, Volume 1 (2003) 1 exemplars
A Call To Justice 1 exemplars

Obres associades

El misteriós afer de Styles (1920) — Introducció, algunes edicions8,986 exemplars
Gaudy Night (1935) — Introducció, algunes edicions5,475 exemplars
Whose Body? (1923) — Introducció, algunes edicions4,945 exemplars
Strong Poison (1930) — Introducció, algunes edicions4,477 exemplars
The Nine Tailors (1934) — Introducció, algunes edicions4,405 exemplars
Busman's Honeymoon: A Love Story with Detective Interruptions (1937) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,951 exemplars
Murder Must Advertise (1933) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,789 exemplars
Clouds of Witness (1926) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,667 exemplars
Have His Carcase (1932) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,326 exemplars
Unnatural Death (1927) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,186 exemplars
L'Estrany cas del Bellona club (1928) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,059 exemplars
Five Red Herrings (1931) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,853 exemplars
Lord Peter Views the Body (1928) — Introducció, algunes edicions1,763 exemplars
Hangman's Holiday (1933) — Introducció, algunes edicions1,591 exemplars
The Documents in the Case (1930) — Introducció, algunes edicions1,568 exemplars
In the Teeth of the Evidence and Other Stories (1939) — Introducció, algunes edicions1,548 exemplars
Striding Folly: A Collection of Mysteries (1972) — Introducció, algunes edicions781 exemplars
Women on the Case (1996) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Sisters in Crime 2 (1990) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Col·laborador — 93 exemplars
The Complete Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2008) — Original Stories — 17 exemplars
Fantastic Crimes: Four Bibliomysteries by Bestselling Authors (2018) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Suspense Magazine September 2012 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
George, Susan Elizabeth
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Warren, Ohio, USA
Llocs de residència
Huntington Beach, California, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
University of California, Riverside
mystery writer
Premis i honors
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award (Mystery Series, 2003)
Robert Gottlieb (Trident Media Group)
Biografia breu
Elizabeth George, the mystery writer, writes about England to perfection and lives in California and was brought up here.



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."… (més)
baughga | Hi ha 67 ressenyes més | May 9, 2024 |
This was a great read while travelling. Good plot, interesting characters. I'll be reading more of this series.
punkinmuffin | Hi ha 106 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 51 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2024 |
Toujours des tas d'idées, des rebondissements, des lieux originaux où se déroule l'intrigue ; elle est très forte cette auteure !
pangee | Hi ha 46 ressenyes més | Mar 15, 2024 |



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