Score: 4.5
From 112 Ratings

Well-Schooled in Murder


  • Author: Elizabeth George
  • Release Date : 1990-06-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 2783274 Bytes


“The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mystery series now being published.”—Entertainment Weekly When thirteen-year-old Matthew Whately goes missing from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad’s housemaster, who also happens to be an old school chum. Thus, the inspector, his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child—and then, tragically, for a child killer. Questioning prefects, teachers, and pupils closest to the dead boy, Ly...

Well schooled in Murder
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Well schooled in Murder


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553384819


Well schooled in Murder Book Description :

Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers attempt to find out who tortured and then murdered a gifted young student in the churchyard of an exclusive boys' prep school. Reprint....

Well Schooled in Murder
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Well Schooled in Murder


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-07-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848942707


Well Schooled in Murder Book Description :

The quiet, confident atmosphere of Bredgar Chambers School is shattered by the discovery of the body of one of its pupils in a country churchyard. Who murdered the brilliant boy and why? How did his body get from the school to the distant churchyard? Why had he lied about his exeat destination? Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Barbara Havers, find their investigations hampered by the code of honour and loyalty that prevail in the old and distinguished public school. But they discover within the confines of that privileged community a culture of cruelty that stretches back across the generations....

Well schooled in Murder
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Well schooled in Murder


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : New English Library
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Detective and mystery stories
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0340831332


Well schooled in Murder Book Description :

The quiet, confident atmosphere of Bredgar Chambers School is shattered by the discovery of the body of one of its pupils in a country churchyard. Who murdered the brilliant boy and why? How did his body get from the school to the distant churchyard? Why had he lied about his exeat destination? Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Barbara Havers, find their investigations hampered by the code of honour and loyalty that prevail in the old and distinguished public school. But they discover within the confines of that privileged community a culture of cruelty that stretches back across the generations....

A Suitable Vengeance
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

A Suitable Vengeance


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553904876


A Suitable Vengeance Book Description :

Award-winning author Elizabeth George gives us an early glimpse into the lives of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, and Lady Helen Clyde in a superlative mystery that is also a fascinating inquiry into the crimes of the heart. Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, has brought to Howenstow, his family home, the young woman he has asked to be his bride. But the savage murder of a local journalist is the catalyst for a lethal series of events that shatters the calm of a picturesque Cornwall village and embroils Lynley and St. James in a case far outside their jurisdiction—and a little too close to home. When a second death follows closely on the heels of the first, Lynley finds he can't help taking the inve...

For the Sake of Elena
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

For the Sake of Elena


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553905287


For the Sake of Elena Book Description :

Elena Weaver was a surprise to anyone meeting her for the first time. In her clingy dresses and dangling earrings she exuded a sexuality at odds with the innocence projected by the unicorn posters on her walls. While her embittered mother fretted about her welfare from her home in London, in Cambridge—where Elena was a student at St. Stephen's College—her father and his second wife each had their own very different image of the girl. As for Elena, she lived a life of casual and intense physical and emotional relationships, with scores to settle and goals to achieve—until someone, lying in wait along the route she ran every morning, bludgeoned her to death. Unwilling to turn the killing over to the local police, the university calls in New Scotl...

A Great Deliverance
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

A Great Deliverance


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2010-12-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307755360


A Great Deliverance Book Description :

To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders. Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. And I'...

Just One Evil Act
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Just One Evil Act


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1444706020


Just One Evil Act Book Description :

When Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girl's father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her mother, nothing can be done. Five months later, Hadiyyah is kidnapped from an open air market in Lucca, Italy, and this triggers an investigation in the full glare of the media spotlight. Barbara's clever manipulation of the worst of London's tabloids forces New Scotland Yard to become involved. But rather than Barbara herself, her superior officer DI Thomas Lynley is assigned to handle a situation made delicate by racial issues, language difficulties, and the determination of an Italian magistrate to arrest and convict someon...

Payment in Blood
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

Payment in Blood


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 055390485X


Payment in Blood Book Description :

The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives and eighteen-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in a country where they have virtually no authority, aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, grapple for both a motive and a murderer. Emotions run deep in this highly charged drama, for the list of suspects soon includes Britain's foremost actress, its most successful theatrical producer, and the woman Lynley loves. He and Havers must tread carefully through the complicated terrain of human relationships, while they work to solve a case rooted in the darkest corners of the past and the une...

Mastering the Process

Mastering the Process


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984878328


Mastering the Process Book Description :

As the author of twenty-four novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful--and prolific--novelists today. In Mastering the Process, George offers readers a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel. This is a subject she knows well, having taught creative writing both nationally and internationally for over thirty years. "I have never before read a book about writing that is so thorough, thoughtful, and most of all, helpful." --Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of The Island of Sea Women For many writers, the biggest challenge is figuring out how to take that earliest glimmer of inspiration and shape it into a full-length novel. How do you even begin to transform a single idea into a complete book? In these pages, aw...

In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner


  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009-03-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553906394


In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner Book Description :

Calder Moor is a wild and deadly place: many have been trapped in the myriad limestone caves, lost in collapsed copper mines, injured on perilous gritstone ridges. But this time, when two bodies are discovered in the shadow of the ancient circle of stones known as Nine Sisters Henge, it is clearly not a case for Mountain Rescue. The corpses are those of a young man and woman. Each met death in a different fashion. Each died violently. To Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, brought in to investigate by special request, this grisly crime promises to be one of the toughest assignments of his career. For the unfortunate Nicola Maiden was the daughter of a former officer in an elite undercover unit, a man Lynley once regarded as a mentor. Now, as Lynley st...