Hailed by The New York Times as "a master of the British
mystery," award-winning author Elizabeth George is one of
our most distinguished writers, cherished by readers on
both sides of the Atlantic. Her first collection of short
stories is an extraordinary offering that deftly explores
the dark side of everyday people--and the lengths to which
they will go to get what they want most....
In these five tantalizing and original tales, George plumbs
the depths of human nature--and human weakness--as only she
can. From the chilling tale of a marriage built on an
appalling set of lies that only death can reveal, to the
final, title story about a penniless schoolteacher whose
ambition turns murderous, I, Richard is filled with page-
turning drama, danger, and unmatched suspense.
Whether the setting is urban or suburban, affluent or
middle class, no one is safe from menace. Thanks to
Inspector Thomas Lynley, a squabbling group of Anglophiles
discovers a killer in its midst...But little help is on hand
when a picture-perfect town is shattered by an eccentric
new resident's horrifying pet project.... And when a
wealthy husband is haunted by suspicions about his much-
younger wife, it becomes clear that a man's imagination can
be his own worst enemy...
Ironic, revealing, and undeniably entertaining, this
imaginative collection proves once again why Elizabeth
George is one of today's best-loved authors. I, Richard
belongs in the library of each and every mystery devotee.