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									Elizabeth GeorgeElizabeth George
The reigning queen of the British mystery, it turns out, is an Ohio native living in Washington State. Best known for her Inspector Lynley series, Elizabeth George says that what drives her books is the psychological goings-on of her characters. She doesn't even mind, she says, if readers figure out the killer before the end -- the motive will always be a surprise.

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Elizabeth George
Current Home:
Seattle, Washington
Date of Birth:
February 26, 1949
Place of Birth:
Warren, Ohio
A.A. Foothill Community College, 1969; B.A. University of California, Riverside, 1970; M.S. California State University
Anthony and Agatha Awards for Best First Novel for A Great Deliverance, 1989

*  Elizabeth George's official web site

George's Latest

Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								What Came Before He Shot Her, Author: 
								Elizabeth George.

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What Came Before He Shot Her
by Elizabeth George
From our Editors: "Elizabeth George departs from her bestselling Inspector Lynley series with an intriguing new novel that, nonetheless, takes as its launching point the climactic scene from last year's Lynley-centered mystery With No One as Witness, in which the inspector's pregnant wife was inexplicably shot to death.
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								Payment in Blood, Author: 
								Elizabeth George.
*  Payment in Blood (1989)
*  Well-Schooled in Murder (1990)
*  A Suitable Vengeance (1991)
*  For the Sake of Elena (1992)
*  Missing Joseph (1993)
*  Playing for the Ashes (1994)
*  In the Presence of the Enemy (1996)
*  A Place of Hiding (2003)
*  With No One as Witness (2005)
*  What Came Before He Shot Her (2006)

*  See the Elizabeth George chronology

The Best Book to Read First

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								A Great Deliverance, Author: 
								Elizabeth George.

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A Great Deliverance
by Elizabeth George
A grim, grisly tale of family murder and hidden motives, this is the novel that introduces sleuths Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers to readers -- and each other.

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George's Journal-ism

George credits John Steinbeck's Journal of a Novel -- which he kept while writing the classic East of Eden -- as key to developing her writing process. As she told London’s Guardian Unlimited in 2000, "I really liked the idea of creating a journal myself…. It's like the way I clear my throat. I write a page every day, maybe 500 words. It could be about something I'm specifically worried about in the new novel; it could be a question I want answered; it could be something that's going on in my personal life. I just use it as an exercise."

*  Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters
*  East of Eden

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