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A Place of Hiding

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A shocking murder calls forensic scientist Simon St. James and his wife, Deborah, to an isolated island in the English Channel. An old friend of Deborah's, China River, stands accused of killing the island's wealthiest benefactor, Guy Brouard. Forced as a child to flee the Nazis in Paris, Brouard was engaged in his latest project when he died: a museum in honor of those who resisted the German occupation of Guernsey. There is little evidence pointing to China — and Deborah and Simon are certain that her friend didn't murder the inveterate womanizer.

But if China didn't kill Brouard, who did? There were many on the island who enjoyed his patronage — from his wives and business associates to his current mistress and the underprivileged teenagers he mentored — any of whom might have harbored a secret motive for murder. As family and friends gather for the reading of the will, Deborah and Simon find that seemingly everyone on the history-haunted island has something to hide. And behind all the lies and alibis, a killer is lurking. But before they can save their friend, the St. Jameses must delve into Guernsey's dark history — both past and present — and into the troubled psyche of someone who may have exacted retribution for the most unspeakable crime of all.

In A Place of Hiding, bestselling novelist Elizabeth George marks new territory in the darker landscapes of human relationships. She tells a gripping, suspenseful story of betrayal and devotion, war and remembrance, love and loss...and the higher truths to which we must all ultimately answer.

Review:

"With her flair for language, George reinforces her reputation as one of today's finest mystery writers." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A Place of Hiding is one of George's best." USA Today

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"George never met a sentence she didn't want to expand or an ending she didn't want to douse in melodrama. But her latest extravaganza may make you think twice about telling even a little white lie." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Dense, complex, and riveting." Booklist

Review:

"As a mystery novel — no, as a novel pure and simple — A Place of Hiding is entertainment of a high order." The Washington Post

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553801309
Author:
George, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Forensic scientists.
Subject:
Guernsey
Series Volume:
no. no. 57-5
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
514
Dimensions:
9.28x6.38x1.57 in. 1.83 lbs.

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Product details 514 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553801309 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With her flair for language, George reinforces her reputation as one of today's finest mystery writers."
"Review" by , "A Place of Hiding is one of George's best."
"Review" by , "George never met a sentence she didn't want to expand or an ending she didn't want to douse in melodrama. But her latest extravaganza may make you think twice about telling even a little white lie."
"Review" by , "Dense, complex, and riveting."
"Review" by , "As a mystery novel — no, as a novel pure and simple — A Place of Hiding is entertainment of a high order."
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