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A Traitor to Memory

Praise for the Mastery of ELIZABETH GEORGE
“Ms. George can do it all, with style to spare.”
—Wall Street Journal
“Elizabeth George reigns as queen of the
mystery genre. The Lynley books constitute the smartest,
most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mystery
series now being published.”
—Entertainment Weekly
“Like P. D. James, George knows the import of the smallest human gesture.”
—People
“Ms. George proves that the classiest crime writers are true novelists.”
—New York Times
“George is a master…. She upholds the English tradition beautifully.”
—Chicago Tribune
“Few novelists whose first works are greeted with
unanimous acclaim are able to maintain the quality
that won them initial praise, let alone show greater
depth with every book. Elizabeth George, to the
delight of her legion of fans, is perhaps the most
notable American exception.”
—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“P. D. James has a polished literary eloquence all
her own, but George provides the same kind of
sumptuous, all-out reading experience.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Elizabeth George transcends the limitations of the crime genre.”

Daily News of Los Angeles
“Elizabeth George captivates us and holds us hard.”

San Diego Union-Tribune
“George has proved herself a master of the English
mystery, with an ear for local language and an eye
for the inner workings of Scotland Yard.”
—New York Times
“None of Elizabeth George's books is anything like
another. Neither are they like anything else … and
no other author has a character quite as diverting
as the thoroughly impossible, all-too-human
Barbara Havers.”
—Vogue
“Engrossing … Although George is an American,
she has made the English mystery her own over
the course of the last decade.”
—Orlando Sentinel
“It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked.”
—USA Today
“George writes like Agatha Christie at the top of
her game…. A joy.”
—Washington Post Book World
“No one else writes with the complexity, the style
and the sophistication that [George] displays.”
—Dallas Morning News
“Elizabeth George … is no mere genre writer, but
a novelist of the first rank.”
—Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“[Elizabeth George] delivers every time.”
—Denver Post
“Elizabeth George weaves a rich, spellbinding web
of intrigue and suspense that proves and unlocks
the secrets of the heart…. Awesome.”
—Milwaukee Journal
“I wouldn't miss an Elizabeth George novel. There simply
aren't many detective novelists today who can write a scene
of great brutality at one moment … and at another write the
tenderest of love scenes.”
—Philadelphia Inquirer
“Hard to see how George's well-textured blend of
ingenious plotting, character depth and power can
get any better.”
—Hartford Courant
“Complex and fascinating … Enter a new triumvirate:
P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth George.”

Armchair Detective
“George … excels at delivering surprises.”
—Baltimore Sun
“George is the reigning master of the contemporary
British psychological mystery.”
—Winston-Salem Journal
“George paints her characters in loving detail.”
—Charlotte Observer
“Elizabeth George is one of the best mystery writers today.”
—Daily American
“Ms. George peoples her books with a cast of
intriguing characters who are not always what they
seem. The thoroughness of her writing is impressive.
Imagery and a sense of place are her trademarks,
and the seemingly disparate story lines
always come together with amazing precision.”
—Rendezvous
ALSO BY ELIZABETH GEORGE
A Great Deliverance
Payment in Blood
Well-Schooled in Murder
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
I, Richard
A Place of Hiding

For the other Jones girl,
wherever she might be

“O my son Absalom
,
My son, my son, Absalom!
Would God I had died for thee
.”
II Samuel
Chapter 19
Verse 4
MAIDA VALE,
LONDON

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