With No One as Witness
By Elizabeth George
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062135810, 640pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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The police never suspect that a serial killer might be at large until they discover the fourth bodythe first white victimdraped across a tomb in a London graveyard. Now, accusations of racism are rampant and Scotland Yard is on the defensive, scrambling to apprehend a maniac while trying to avoid a potential public relations disaster. Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley and his disgraced partner Barbara Havers have been assigned to the investigation, and Winston Nkata has been hastilythough deservedlypromoted and made the station's spokesperson to the media.
But with Lynley distracted by concerns for his pregnant wife, Havers fighting for her professional future, and Nkata confronting a hostile public, no one has begun to imagine the tenacity and ingenuity of the killer they are seeking . . . and no one is prepared for the savage, shocking instant when everything will change forever.
Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen 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.
“A good read.”
-San Jose Mercury News
“George fully develops every nuance of the racially loaded case--and every thrill in the chase. But it’s the note on which the novel ends that stuns as the series is violently wrenched onto new ground.”
-Daily News (NY)
“[A] juicy serial killer whodunit.”
“Will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”
“Delicately textured...achingly compassionate...gripping...it’s one of George’s best, and that’s saying something.”
-Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“This one grabs the reader all the way.”