Monday, April 26, 2010

Elizabeth George in Berkeley April 30

Join Mystery Readers International, NorCal for a Literary Salon with Elizabeth George on Friday, April 30 at 2 p.m, Berkeley. Please RSVP for directions. Space is limited.

Elizabeth George's 16th Detective Inspector Lynley novel, This Body of Death, has just been published, and we're  pleased to have Elizabeth George join us in Berkeley where she will discuss writing, the latest novel, and more. It's been about 15 years since George has been to one of our salons, so it's about time.

Eleven of her novels, featuring Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. Her first published novel was A Great Deliverance in 1988, featuring Thomas Lynley, Lord Asherton, a Scotland Yard inspector of noble birth; Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley's partner, from a very working-class background; Lady Helen Clyde, Lynley's girlfriend and later wife, of noble birth as well; and Lynley's friends Simon and Deborah St. James.


"Bestseller George's richly rewarding 16th novel to feature Det. Insp. Thomas Lynley (after Careless in Red) offers an intricate plot that will satisfy even jaded fans of psychological suspense. Aggressively career-minded Isabelle Ardery, the new acting superintendent of London's Metropolitan Police, boldly manages to lure Lynley, who's been grieving over his wife's murder, back from Cornwall to look into a murder case. The body of Jemima Hastings, a young woman recently relocated from Hampshire, has turned up in a London cemetery. With suspects in both locales and numerous leads to follow and interviews to conduct, Ardery succeeds in raising the hackles of Det. Sgt. Barbara Havers, Det. Insp. John Stewart, and other members of the investigating team. George tantalizes with glimpses of a horrific earlier murder case; showcases Lynley at his shrewdest, most diplomatic best; and confounds readers with a complex array of evidence, motives, and possible solutions." STARRED REVIEW
-- Publishers Weekly

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