Elizabeth George (February 26, 1949 - ..)
Born: 26th February, 1949
Nationality: American
Profession/Occupation: Author
Region: Warren, Ohio, "The Edge of Nowhere", "Well-Schooled in Murder", "The Punishment She Deserves", "A Great Deliverance"

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Elizabeth George, in full Susan Elizabeth George, (born February 26, 1949, Warren, Ohio, U.S.), American novelist who created the popular Inspector Lynley mystery series.

George was a prolific writer from childhood. She studied at Foothill Community College (now Foothill College) in Los Altos Hills, California, and at the University of California, Riverside, receiving a B.A. from the latter institution in 1970. She earned an M.S. in counseling and psychology from California State University, Fullerton, in 1979. George taught high-school English for more than 13 years in California before publishing A Great Deliverance (1988), in which she introduced her characters Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard, an aristocrat, and his working-class assistant, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. The novel won the 1989 Agatha and Anthony awards for best first mystery novel and the 1990 French Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere. Its success enabled George to quit teaching and write full-time.

Her third novel, Well-Schooled in Murder (1990), won Germany's MIMI award for international mystery fiction. Later novels in the Lynley series included For the Sake of Elena (1993), Playing for the Ashes (1995), With No One as Witness (2005), Careless in Red (2008), Just One Evil Act (2013), and The Punishment She Deserves (2018). Between 2001 and 2008 the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the public television station WGBH in Boston coproduced a television series based on the Lynley novels.

In addition to the Lynley books, George published several short-story collections and Write Away (2004), a guide for aspiring writers. The Edge of Nowhere (2012), about the supernatural happenings on an island near Seattle, was her first effort aimed at young adults. Other books in the series included The Edge of Water (2014) and The Edge of the Shadows (2015). George eventually returned to teaching, leading writing seminars at universities in the United States, Canada, and England.

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