An Evening with Award-Winning Mystery Writer Elizabeth George
Who: Award-winning mystery writer Elizabeth George.
What: Discussing and signing her new book, The Punishment She Deserves, the 20 installment in the beloved Inspector Lynley series.
When: Tuesday, 3 April 2018 at 7 PM.
How much: This is a free event. Reservations are strongly recommended. You can make your reservation by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.
Where: Rakestraw Books.
Why you should care: Bestseller George's stunning 20th Thomas Lynley novel (after 2015's A Banquet of Consequences) finds the detective inspector running things at New Scotland Yard in London while his partner, Det. Sgt. Barbara Havers, and his boss, Det. Chief Supt. Isabelle Ardery, investigate allegations of police malfeasance in Ludlow, England. Six weeks earlier, community support officer Gary Ruddock arrested Ian Druitt on suspicion of child molestation. Ruddock then brought Druitt to the unmanned Ludlow police station, where Druitt hanged himself. The Independent Police Complaints Commission cleared Ruddock of criminal wrongdoing, but Druitt's influential father wants a second opinion or he'll sue. To Ardery, the review is a formality; Havers, however, believes that Druitt was murdered and asks to reopen the case. When Ardery refuses, Havers consults Lynley, who can't resist getting involved. George tackles a number of emotionally charged social issues with sensitivity and grace. Exquisitely rendered characters and a powerful sense of place enhance the meticulously crafted mystery, which satisfies as a standalone while furthering the series arc.
We are so excited to be hosting Elizabeth George at Rakestraw Books. Please join us.
Please note: While book purchase is not required to attend this event, you must purchase a copy of The Punishment She Deserves from Rakestraw Books in order to join the signing line.
[photo credit: Michael Stadler]