Author(s): Elizabeth George
Fat, unlovely Roberta Teys is found beside her father's headless corpse, wearing her best dress and with an axe in her lap. Her first words are: 'I did it. And I am not sorry' and she refuses to say more. Inspector Thomas Lynley and DS Barbara Havers are sent by Scotland Yard to solve this particularly gruesome murder. And as they navigate their way around a dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a series of shocking revelations that shatter the facade of the peaceful Yorkshire village.
The first novel in the best-selling Inspector Lynley mystery series
Winner of Agatha Award 1998 (UK) and Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere 1988 (UK) and Anthony Award for Best First Novel at Bouchercon 1988 (UK). Short-listed for Edgar Allen Poe Award 1989 (UK).
(TV series) 'suspense aplenty ... in this above-average whodunit.' -- Weekend Mail 'Excellent ... An exciting debut' -- The Times 'A dauntingly clever chiller' -- Sunday Times
Elizabeth George is the author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. She won the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in France. In 1990 she was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI. Her novels have now been adapted for television by the BBC. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee as well as a New York Times and international bestselling author, Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington. Visit Elizabeth's website at www.elizabethgeorgeonline.com