Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Elizabeth George's New One - May 2008

"He found the body on the forty-second day of his walk."

According to Elizabeth George, this is the first sentence in her new Thomas Lynley novel, Careless in Red, due out this May. I'm really looking forward to finding out what Ms. George has in store for Lynley and Havers as all of us, characters and readers alike, try to recover from the devastating events of her last novel in the series.

This clip is from "The Book Show" on Sky Arts, a nicely done show in which George reveals the first sentence of the new book at the very end of her interview.



I can't wait to get my hands on this one...where's an ARC when you need one?

12 comments:

  1. I'll keep on the watch for an ARC for ya, Sam. If we get one, its yours.

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  2. you're the best, Annie...if you pull that one off, I'll owe you big-time. :-)

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  3. I love Elizabeth George books but found her last one, "What Came Before I Shot Her," virtually unreadable. I read about 2/3 and skipped to the end because I just couldn't stand it. So, I look forward to reading a new one in May.

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  4. I'll have to check out this interview. I've yet to find out anything about the book itself--will have to check out her website, but I bet they're keeping mum about it all. I'm also very curious to see where things are going next!

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  5. I'm surprised to learn she's American. I have a faint memory of reading one of her novels about eight years ago because it was all that was to hand for reading and because it was set within an English Pakistani household, it would never have occurred to me that someone in America would write about that.

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  6. I enjoyed her books up until the last two and then I just lost interest in the Lynleys.

    What horrible thing happened in the last book?

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  7. I stopped reading the series just before the last book. After I read about what happened in the last book (sorry carrie, I don't know if I should be the one to ruin it for you), I just couldn't bear the thought of reading it. I'm still on the fence about whether i want to continue with the series or not. Then again, I haven't found a replacement writer yet who satisfies my thirst for British mysteries better than she does.

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  8. Syndi, seems that lots of people reacted to her last one the way that you did. I didn't enjoy it much myself but found it an interesting "explanation" to her last Lynley book so I stuck with it...glad I did, ultimately.

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  9. Danielle, I haven't heard anything about the plot either other than the tidbits thrown out in this interview...but the first sentence makes it sound as if the inspector sort of gets back to work through sheer chance.

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  10. Stewart, all of my British friends have been surprised to find that George is American...that tells me that her research and tone are spot on. :-)

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  11. Carrie, it would be a major spoiler for me to tell you...but if you're truly curious it's easy to find the answer on the web. It was that big a shocker.

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  12. I was surprised by what happened in the last Lynley book, J.S. I'm still very enthusiastic about her writing and the series because I haven't found anything even close in quality and continuing plot. I love the way that her characters develop and change over time, just like real people.

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