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Elizabeth George

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in Warren, Ohio, The United States
February 26, 1949




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Susan Elizabeth George is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain. Eleven of her novels, featuring her character Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

She was born in Warren, Ohio, but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was eighteen months old. She was a student of English, receiving a teaching certificate. While teaching English in the public school system, she completed an advanced degree in psychology.

Her first published novel was A Great Deliverance in 1988, featuring Thomas Lynley, Lord Asherton, a Scotland Yard inspector of nob...more

Average rating: 3.93 · 137,065 ratings · 8,653 reviews · 57 distinct works · Similar authors
A Great Deliverance (Inspec...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 19,831 ratings — published 1988 — 72 editions
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Well-Schooled in Murder (In...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 12,005 ratings — published 1990 — 51 editions
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This Body of Death (Inspect...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 9,041 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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Payment in Blood (Inspector...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 8,441 ratings — published 1989 — 61 editions
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Careless in Red (Inspector ...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 7,990 ratings — published 2008 — 42 editions
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Playing for the Ashes (Insp...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7,227 ratings — published 1994 — 44 editions
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A Suitable Vengeance (Inspe...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7,036 ratings — published 1991 — 51 editions
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For the Sake of Elena (Insp...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 7,031 ratings — published 1992 — 38 editions
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In Pursuit of the Proper Si...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 6,568 ratings — published 1991 — 51 editions
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With No One as Witness (Ins...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 6,598 ratings — published 2005 — 49 editions
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More books by Elizabeth George…
A Great Deliverance Payment in Blood Well-Schooled in Murder A Suitable Vengeance For the Sake of Elena Missing Joseph Playing for the Ashes
Inspector Lynley (19 books)
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Saratoga Woods (3 books)
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“He had never thought of himself as much of a praying man, but as he sat in the car in the growing darkness and the minutes passed, he knew what it was to pray. It was to will goodness out of evil, hope out of despair, life out of death. It was to will dreams into existence and spectres into reality. It was to will an end to anguish and a beginning to joy.”
Elizabeth George, A Great Deliverance

“Of all my children, you were always the hardest on yourself. You were always looking for the right way to behave, so concerned you might make a mistake. But, darling, there are no mistakes. There are only our wishes, our actions, and the consequences that follow both. There are only events, how we cope with them, and what we learn from the coping."

"That's too easy," he said.

"On the contrary. It's monumentally difficult.”
Elizabeth George, With No One as Witness

“Everything in our lives," she said quietly, "leads to everything else in our lives. So a moment in the present has a reference point, both in the past and in the future. I want you to know that you--as you are right now and as you ever will be--are fully enough for this moment . . . ”
Elizabeth George, With No One as Witness


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