Elizabeth George

Goodreads Author


Born
in Warren, Ohio, The United States
Website

Genre

Member Since
April 2015


Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

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

To ask Elizabeth George questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Elizabeth George Read fiction as much as possible and always read up, choosing people who are better than you are. A lot of learning to write is osmotic. The exposure…moreRead fiction as much as possible and always read up, choosing people who are better than you are. A lot of learning to write is osmotic. The exposure to hundreds and hundreds of books can do more for someone than lifelong membership in a critique group.(less)
Average rating: 3.97 · 274,992 ratings · 17,921 reviews · 69 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Great Deliverance (Inspec...

4.05 avg rating — 35,450 ratings — published 1988 — 101 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Well-Schooled in Murder (In...

4.12 avg rating — 20,664 ratings — published 1989 — 73 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Payment in Blood (Inspector...

4.01 avg rating — 16,700 ratings — published 1989 — 88 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
This Body of Death (Inspect...

4.02 avg rating — 15,370 ratings — published 2010 — 46 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Playing for the Ashes (Insp...

4.06 avg rating — 12,787 ratings — published 1994 — 60 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Careless in Red (Inspector ...

3.90 avg rating — 12,916 ratings — published 2008 — 54 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Suitable Vengeance (Inspe...

4.02 avg rating — 12,659 ratings — published 1991 — 70 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In Pursuit of the Proper Si...

4.10 avg rating — 11,751 ratings — published 1999 — 65 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
For the Sake of Elena (Insp...

3.99 avg rating — 12,256 ratings — published 1992 — 58 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
With No One as Witness (Ins...

4.03 avg rating — 11,109 ratings — published 2005 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
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
(20 books)
by
3.99 avg rating — 260,587 ratings

The Edge of Nowhere The Edge of the Water The Edge of the Shadows The Edge of the Light
(4 books)
by
3.45 avg rating — 6,607 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Elizabeth’s Recent Updates

Elizabeth George rated a book really liked it
Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Rate this book
Clear rating
In the interest of full disclosure, I know the author. She took a seminar from me in April in Tuscany. This is her first novel, and it was published by St Martin's Press in 2009. However, they do not appear to have done much to promote it, and the ri ...more
Elizabeth George rated a book really liked it
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is a tough book to evaluate, especially since it's wowing readers all over the country. I liked it, but I also found moments when the copy editor should have weighed in with some changes that would have elevated the narrative, especially with re ...more
Elizabeth George rated a book it was amazing
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Rate this book
Clear rating
Full disclosure first: The Elizabeth George Foundation, of which I am executive director, sent Ocean Vuong through an MFA program on the strength of his magnificent poetry, which became Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a dazzling collection. Now he has wr ...more
Elizabeth George rated a book it was amazing
The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is the story of the five women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper in London in 1888. Long assumed to be common prostitutes, the women are in this non-fiction book examined through the lives they actually led prior to the night each of them had ...more
Elizabeth George rated a book it was amazing
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
There aren't enough superlatives to describe this enchanting novel. Let me try: Magnificent, enthralling, delightful, funny, moving....and on and on. The author writes like a dream. I can't recommend this highly enough.
Elizabeth George rated a book it was amazing
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
The Island of Sea Women
by Lisa See (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lisa See pretty much consistently knocks it out of the park and this book is no different. The amount of research that went into the novel is staggering and the fact that the author is fully capable of making the research a natural part of her story ...more
Elizabeth George rated a book liked it
Now you see her by Heidi Perks
Now you see her
by Heidi Perks (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I liked this book, which makes the entire star-giving routine tough because four stars means "really liked it" and I don't want anyone to think I didn't like this. It's a fun book for airplanes, beaches, summer reading, etc. It moves right along and ...more
Elizabeth George answered Hamza's question: Elizabeth  George
Older than I would like to be.
Elizabeth George rated a book it was amazing
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather   Morris
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is an amazing true story of a man and the woman he meets at Auschwitz while both are prisoners there. It's written in an accessible, simple style, which should not deceive the reader regarding the book's importance. The pace is fast and although ...more
Elizabeth George rated a book it was amazing
Three Ways to Disappear by Katy Yocom
Three Ways to Disappear
by Katy Yocom (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katy Yocum applied for a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation because she wanted to go to India and photograph tigers for a book she intended to write. The board approved her application on the strength of her writing and her letters of recomme ...more
More of Elizabeth's books…
“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

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Next Best Boo...: OFFICIAL SPRING CHALLENGE - 2009 6453 8760 Jun 14, 2009 02:57PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Barb's 50 books for 2009 80 698 Dec 31, 2009 06:37AM  
Mystery/Thriller ...: may 2010 - sandi 11 81 Jun 01, 2010 06:27PM  
Readers and Reading: This topic has been closed to new comments. MAY 2010 reads 29 52 Jun 11, 2010 02:30PM  



Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 1: by Donna

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


back to top