Synopses & Reviews
"Working-class Sergeant Havers is away from her aristocratic boss Lynley as she uncovers racism and murder in the killing of a Pakistani man at a British seaside resort. Superb characters, rich plotting and enough length let the reader become part of it all." Michele Ross, The Christian Science Monitor
"One of George's best...insightful, tense and compassionate." Entertainment Weekly
"Deception falls smartly into place in [George's] literate, impassioned series, one of today's best." Chicago Tribune
"George's novel is admirable elegant in its architecture and satisfying in its resolution." Wall Street Journal
"This is an unusually elaborate and intricate mystery, but George keeps an unrelenting grip on her readers as the police constantly shift their focus among a dozen well-drawn suspects." Publisher's Weekly
"The plot is well developed, the red herrings many and varied, and the social commentary on the racial unease in England is well handled. Havers emerges as a more sympathetic character here, and readers get the feeling she is beginning to 'get a life.'" Susan H. Woodcock, School Library Journal
About the Author
Elizabeth Georges 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.
From the Hardcover edition.