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Interviews | September 2, 2014 1 comment
David Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
Elizabeth GeorgeDescribe your latest project.
Careless in Red brings Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley back to the world of crime. He's on the South West Coast Path in Cornwall, on the 43rd day of a walk he's taking in order to escape at least some of the grief he feels after his wife's murder in London. On this day, he comes upon the body of a teenage boy who has fallen during a climb on one of the great sea cliffs. This fall soon proves to be a murder, and Lynley's presence on the scene involves him in the case in ways he would not have anticipated, setting out on his walk. The case brings Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers back into Lynley's life as he explores the rocky relationships that fathers often have with their sons.
There is only one possible answer to this question, and every woman who has ever met him in Pride and Prejudice would probably weigh in with Mr. Darcy, of course. While Mr. Collins would provide some amusement, that amusement would soon fade. Mr. Darcy, on the other hand, would offer a lifetime of what Jane herself would call "diversion." Good looks, intelligence, good manners, and a man who does not talk endlessly about himself. What more can a girl ask for?
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands and why did you read it?
Have you ever made a literary pilgrimage?
What is your favorite indulgence, either wicked or benign?
Why do you write?
Name the best television series of all time, and explain why it's the best.
Dogs, cats, budgies, or turtles?
Recommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise.
Five Books Demonstrating a Writer's Mastery of the Art and the Craft of Novel Writing:
Possession by A. S. Byatt
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
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Elizabeth George is the New York Times-bestselling author of 14 novels of psychological suspense, one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and the MIMI, Germany's prestigious prize for suspense fiction. She lives in Washington state.