Deborah and Simon St. James have taken a holiday to Lancastershire, hoping to heal the growing rift in their marriage. But the man they had come to see has been murdered. Together they uncover dark, complex relationships that bring men and women together with the intention to kill. Bantam
Elizabeth George's first novel,
A Great Deliverance, was honored with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel Awards and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Her third novel,
Well-Schooled in Murder, was awarded the prestigious German prize for suspense fiction, the MIMI.
A Suitable Vengeance, For the Sake of Elena, Missing Joseph, Playing for the Ashes, In the Presence of the Enemy, Deception on His Mind, In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner, A Traitor to Memory, and
I, Richard were international bestsellers. Elizabeth George divides her time between Huntington Beach, California, and London. Her novels are currently being dramatized by the BBC.