Elizabeth George I, Richard

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I, Richard

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Hailed by The New York Times as "a master of the British Mystery," award-winning author Elizabeth George is cherished by readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first collection of short stories is an extraordinary offering that deftly explores the lengths to which people will go to get what they want most ...

In these five original tales, George plumbs the depths of human nature as only she can. From the chilling tale of a marriage built on an appalling set of lies that only death can reveal, to the title story about a penniless schoolteacher whose ambition turns murderous, I, Richard is filled with page-turning drama and unmatched suspense.

Thanks to Inspector Thomas Lynley, a squabbling group of Anglophiles discovers a killer in its midst ... But little help is on hand when a picture-perfect town is shattered by an eccentric new resident's horrifying pet project ... And when a wealthy husband is haunted by suspicions about his much-younger wife, it becomes clear that a man's imagination can be his own worst enemy ...

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Hailed by The New York Times as "a master of the British mystery," award-winning author Elizabeth George is one of our most distinguished writers, cherished by readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first collection of short stories is an extraordinary offering that deftly explores the dark side of everyday people--and the lengths to which they will go to get what they want most....

In these five tantalizing and original tales, George plumbs the depths of human nature--and human weakness--as only she can. From the chilling tale of a marriage built on an appalling set of lies that only death can reveal, to the final, title story about a penniless schoolteacher whose ambition turns murderous, I, Richard is filled with page-turning drama, danger, and unmatched suspense.

Whether the setting is urban or suburban, affluent or middle class, no one is safe from menace. Thanks to Inspector Thomas Lynley, a squabbling group of Anglophiles discovers a killer in its midst…But little help is on hand when a picture-perfect town is shattered by an eccentric new resident's horrifying pet project.... And when a wealthy husband is haunted by suspicions about his much-younger wife, it becomes clear that a man's imagination can be his own worst enemy...

Ironic, revealing, and undeniably entertaining, this imaginative collection proves once again why Elizabeth George is one of today's best-loved authors. I, Richard belongs in the library of each and every mystery devotee.

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"In her first story collection, eminent British author George ( A Traitor to Memory) presents five nimbly written and gripping tales, each with a stunning conclusion."
-- Publisher's Weekly

Praise for Elizabeth George:

“Elizabeth George reigns as queen of the mystery genre. The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mystery series now being published.”
-- Entertainment Weekly

“A master of the English mystery.”
-- The New York Times

“Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare.”
-- The Wall Street Journal

“It’s tough to resist George’s storytelling, once hooked.”
--USA Today

“George is a master...she upholds the English tradition beautifully.”
-- Chicago Tribune

“George explores her characters’ dreams and fears with a penetrating grace that makes reading her books a joy.”
-- The Washington Post Book World

“A fascinating list of subjects...wrenching stories...George conveys them all with exceptional grace.”
-- People



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