Elizabeth George is a world-renowned mystery writer. George is known for her mystery novels set in England. It’s hard to see that an American author could write all these mystery novels set in England and know a lot of its features, but with her well research and great plot she could easily be mistaken for a British writer. George is most known for her first book, A Great Deliverance, for which she was also nominated for the Edgar and the Macavity Awards. From her days as a teacher to her days as a writer, George has really risen in the literary world of mystery novels.
Elizabeth George was born Susan Elizabeth George in Warren, Ohio on February 26, 1949. She graduated of University of California in Riverside and also attended California State University at Fullerton, where she was awarded a master's degree in Counseling and an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Before she was a writer, she started her career being teacher. She then was employed at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana initially, but she moved on to El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California where she remained for the rest of her career as high school English teacher from 1975 to 1987. She won Orange County Teacher of the Year, a tribute in part to the work she'd done with remedial students. After nearly 12 years of her teaching career, she left education when she sold her first novel, A Great Deliverance, to her longtime publisher Bantam Books. She has won the Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, and France's Le Grand Prix de Literature Policiere for her novel A Great Deliverance and she was also nominated for the Edgar and the Macavity Awards
George’s first novel, A Great Deliverance, is one of her most well-known novel. The story is about Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers who are teamed up and is now investigating the murder of William Teys. His daughter had confessed that she killed him, but the citizens believe she wasn’t guilty and might actually be innocent. George uses her knowledge of psychology to create the dark mind of man and creates a novel full of romance and mystery that leaves the audience with chills. Her first book has won awards such as the Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, and France's Le Grand Prix de Literature Policiere. “With a lyric sense of language and a cinematic eye for detail, George has...