Search Results: "Elizabeth George"


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WITH NO ONE AS WITNESS by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2005

"As usual, there's still more angst for Lynley, who this time is so overwhelmed he turns in his badge. But George mostly de-purples her prose—even while letting her serial killer blather on."
The 14th long-winded professional pairing of plummy Acting Superintendent Thomas Lynley and abrasive Constable Barbara Havers (A Place of Hiding, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF THE WATER by Elizabeth George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Too long, too many characters, too many subplots and far too many trendy ingredients stirred in just for effect. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Best-selling mystery writer George continues her series for teens set on Whidbey Island in Washington state with this mystery about an unusual seal connected to the Celtic selkie myth. Read full book review >

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FOR THE SAKE OF ELENA by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 1992

"Havers outings."
The fifth outing for Scotland Yard's Inspector Lynley (rich, sleek aristocrat) and Sergeant Havers (rough-edged, bitter plain-Jane)—this time called up to Cambridge to investigate the brutal murder of a sexy, unstable, deaf student. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2016 by Elizabeth George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"There isn't enough Xanax in anyone's medicine cabinet to calm the jitters these 20 skillful stories will unleash on a worried world."
Turning away from the spooky and toward the psychologically fraught, the latest edition of this venerable series offers variations on themes that may well be uppermost in Americans' minds. Read full book review >

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THE PROSPERING by Elizabeth George Speare
Released: May 15, 1966

"A pleasant novel of growing up, but transplanted rather than rooted in its history."
Traces of Mrs. Speare's previous three historical novels for "young people" (two of which won the Newbery Award) still linger in this, her first novel for adults. Read full book review >

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IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ENEMY by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

Another intriguing if overblown case for Scotland Yard's well-born Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his down-to-earth Sergeant Barbara Havers (Playing for the Ashes, 1994, etc.), with some crucial input from Lynley's old friend, forensic scientist Simon St. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF DEATH by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 2010

Tragedy blights lives in a dozen different ways. Read full book review >

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THE BRONZE BOW by Elizabeth George Speare
Released: Sept. 19, 1961

"Alive and colorful biblical fare in the well modulated manner of Elizabeth Speare."
Daniel of Galilee joins the powerful Rosh in the mountains and participates in the underground vowed to bend the bronze bow of Rome. Read full book review >

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CALICO CAPTIVE by Elizabeth George Speare
Released: Sept. 26, 1957

"With the additional excitement of the French-English conflict this is a sterling calibre for teen-aged girls."
Vital and vivid, this short novel based on the actual captivity of a pre-Revolutionary girl of Charlestown, Vermont, presents American history with force and verve. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"As you might expect, George, known for many virtues that don't include concision (Careless in Red, 2008, etc.), does let her contributors run on, but on the whole she pieces together a readable if not terribly innovative anthology."
Greed and lust are the driving forces in 23 new stories by female authors. Read full book review >

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WELL-SCHOOLED IN MURDER by Elizabeth George
Released: July 1, 1990

"Solid, fine-tuned writing—and a handsome companion piece to its two predecessors."
After a brilliant debut (A Great Deliverance) and an almost as dazzling second novel (Payment in Blood), George's third mystery seems more modest—more an homage to the plot intricacies of Christie than a psychological twister in the manner of Rendell—but only for the book's first hundred pages; then the author swings into high gear as she un(Gordian) knots the old school tie. Read full book review >

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JUST ONE EVIL ACT by Elizabeth George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"George's fans will be glad to see Havers back in action, even though, as ever, she's quick to land in trouble. And as for Lynley—well, he's as cool as ever, in more than one sense of the word."
Inspector Lynley returns for a bout of trans-European hijinks—his first adventure outside Old Blighty. Read full book review >