Author(s): Elisabeth George
This extraordinarily well-reviewed first novel introduces Scotland Yard's Inspector Thomas Lynley and his assistant, Barbara Havers, as they investigate a daughter's brutal murder of her deeply religious father.
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