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Elizabeth George

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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
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A Great Deliverance (Inspec...

4.05 avg rating — 39,268 ratings — published 1988 — 105 editions
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Well-Schooled in Murder (In...

4.12 avg rating — 22,098 ratings — published 1989 — 78 editions
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Payment in Blood (Inspector...

4.01 avg rating — 18,170 ratings — published 1989 — 90 editions
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This Body of Death (Inspect...

4.03 avg rating — 16,192 ratings — published 2010 — 48 editions
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Playing for the Ashes (Insp...

4.06 avg rating — 13,684 ratings — published 1994 — 61 editions
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3.90 avg rating — 13,758 ratings — published 2008 — 60 editions
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A Suitable Vengeance (Inspe...

4.02 avg rating — 13,766 ratings — published 1991 — 71 editions
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In Pursuit of the Proper Si...

4.10 avg rating — 12,607 ratings — published 1999 — 67 editions
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For the Sake of Elena (Insp...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 13,316 ratings — published 1992 — 60 editions
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4.04 avg rating — 11,881 ratings — published 2005 — 68 editions
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I hate the star system. I've chosen two stars because they indicate that the book was "okay". That's the description I would use for this memoir. It doesn't seem right for me to call it "self-indulgent", especially since it's a memoir so what else co ...more
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If you loved Downton Abbey, then you will love "Lady in Waiting." This is a memoir written by a woman who lived a life of privilege that makes the girls of Downton Abbey look like they belong in a Charles Dickens novel...in a workhouse. Anne Glenconn ...more
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This is a book from 2017 that I enjoyed the heck out of when I finally got to it recently. It's speculative fiction, which is another way of saying it's "What if...?" fiction. In this case the basic question might be phrased as "What if women were bo ...more
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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If ever there was a five star book, this is it. It is sharply observant of what the United States looks like to an immigrant from Africa at the same time as it explores middle class and upper class life in Nigeria. It's rich with descriptions of time ...more
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You're Fired by Paul Begala
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Ignore the stars; read the review. Three stars means I liked the book, and I did. It's very readable. A little too chatty for my taste but otherwise very informative. The author worked for Bill Clinton during his election, his re-election, and his Pr ...more
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I think you're asking me if I like to write books, yes? I do, I do. I love writing. I've loved writing ever since I was 7 years old.
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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
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For anyone who has enjoyed Agatha Christie, this novel is for you. It's a clever book-within-a-book, paying homage to Christie at the same time as it uses the format of the tea cozy to tell a larger tale. Thus we have the peaceful village, the aristo ...more
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Take Me Apart by Sara Sligar
Take Me Apart
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Always ignore the stars and instead read the review. I thought this was a terrific novel. It's a combination of thriller, epistolary novel, love story, and detective story. It's beautifully written with a terrific sense of place: north of San Francis ...more
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Persuasion by Jane Austen
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With Persuasion, I complete my 2020 reading of all Jane Austen's novels (including those finished by other writers), and I confess to have saved what is for me the best for last. There will, of course, be disagreement on this declaration of Persuasio ...more
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“There are no easy answers, there's only living through the questions.”
Elizabeth George, Missing Joseph

“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

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Donna Thank you Elizabeth for becoming a friend on Good Reads.
Your books look very good. You are a new author to me, so I hope to get more acquainted through your stories.
Donna


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