A collection of the first four Inspector Lynley novels: A Great Deliverance, Payment in Blood, Well Schooled in Murder, A Suitable Vengeance
In the very first Inspector Lynley novel, A GREAT DELIVERANCE, Lynley and DS Barbara Havers are sent by Scotland Yard to solve a gruesome murder where they uncover a series of shocking revelations that shatter the fa ade of the peaceful Yorkshire village.
In PAYMENT IN BLOOD, Inspector Lynley faces the most testing case of his career in an isolated Scottish mansion where a famous playwright is savagely murdered - one of the suspects is Lady Helen Clyde, the woman Lynley loves.
WELL SCHOOLED IN MURDER is set in an old and distinguished public school. The body of a brilliant young pupil is discovered in a country churchyard. Hampered by the code of honour and loyalty that prevail, Inspector Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers discover within the confines of that privileged community a culture of cruelty that stretches back across the generations.
In A SUITABLE VENGEANCE, Inspector Lynley investigation into the brutal murder of a local journalist tears apart powerful ties of love and friendship, shattering the tranquillity of the picturesque Cornish community and exposing a long-buried family secret. Its consequences irrevocably alter the course of Thomas Lynley's life.
Praise for Elizabeth George:
'The author writes brilliantly and has an incredible ability to set a scene and create characters you want to know more about' - Sun
Not to be missed by anyone who enjoys sitting on the edge of a chair until the final page - Choice
Crime writing at its finest. George's books are long, solid and wonderfully crafted; she is a modern Dorothy L Sayers - Saga
She writes extremely well, plots brilliantly and reaches an emotional level deeper than most . . . Captivating - The Times
George is excellent at slowly unfolding plot and atmosphere . . . fine writing and sensitive handling of relationships - Independent
She's brilliant - Guardian
Presses all the buttons to make us hoover her stuff up - Daily Telegraph
Ms. George proves that the classiest crime writers are true novelists - The New York Times
Elizabeth George is the internationally bestselling author of twenty psychological suspense novels, four young adult novels, two books of non-fiction and two short-story collections. Her work has been honoured with an Anthony Award, an Agatha Award, two Edgar nominations, and both France's and Germany's first prize for crime fiction. She has taught creative writing internationally and is the recipient of an honorary doctorate in humane letters and an honorary MFA in creative writing. She lives in Seattle, Washington.