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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth George, Elizabeth George Narrator: Sile Bermingham, Cassandra Campbell, Mike Chamberlain, Mark Deakins, Justine Eyre, Rosalyn Landor, Ann Marie Lee Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780061726583
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A collection of twenty-three indelible stories—all never before published—from today's top female crime writers and some talented newcomers, selected by the New York Times bestselling author

Anger . . . Jealousy . . . Gluttony . . . Sloth . . . Lust . . . Greed . . . Pride.

The seven deadly sins have been the roots of crime throughout human history. In Two of the Deadliest, Elizabeth George has gathered nearly two dozen tales that probe the dark heart of crime in the name of a pair of particularly wicked transgressions: lust and greed.

A young woman mistaken for someone else falls neatly into what appears to be the perfect business opportunity, only to learn that such luxury comes with a price. A mother is driven to depths she never imagined by her less-than-grateful son. And two lovers intent on profiting from an unexpected inheritance discover that the most valuable item is not at all what they thought it was.

In addition to stars including Laura Lippman, Susan Wiggs, Marcia Muller, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Pickard, and Elizabeth George herself, the collection also features new writers from a broad range of backgrounds—journalists, educators, and criminal experts. Together they explore the dark depths women and men will sink to for passion, wealth, and power.

Thrilling and unpredictable, these stories of murder and mayhem are guaranteed to shock and entertain.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This brilliant anthology of short stories by some of the most outstanding women now writing mysteries and crime fiction...is a truly glorious collection.”  

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Wicked little stories from old hands and relative neophytes drawn from George’s writing classes. Don’t miss her own sly contribution.” 

    Seattle Times

  • “Should satisfy every reader’s sleuth-tooth....A good way for fans of crime writing to discover new favorite authors.” 

    Bellingham Herald

  • “George’s all-original anthology showcases 18 stories by established women mystery writers and five by relative unknowns…The wide variety of styles and settings will please most mystery fans.” 

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 12/6/2013

    " I liked the concept of this collection. Some of the stories were good. Three of them were, for me, unfinishable. As long as you don't feel compelled to read every word, this is a worthwhile book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deneen | 11/24/2013

    " It was okay-I just can't read short stories any longer, need more plot, etc. I struggled through several and never finished the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda at MyShelf | 11/19/2013

    " outstanding... a couple are a little slow, but all in all, very entertaining.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 11/2/2013

    " Edited by Elizabeth George, this collection of eighteen short stories, which were all written by female authors, deal with greed, anger, jealousy, sloth, lust, pride and any other deadly sin that you want to name. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 10/31/2013

    " Easy-to-read collection of short stories by known and new authors. The art of the short story is underappreciated since magazines stopped running them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/18/2013

    " meh. Double meh...a couple good stories, but many of these were so amateurish, they made amateurs look professional. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MB | 1/17/2013

    " Some very enjoyable stories in here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 12/25/2012

    " Perfection! George's compilation of mystery stories centering on Lust and Greed of the seven deadly sins is the ultimate summer read. Each story is enjoyable - some do leave you wanting more than others - each is the perfect length to finish off before bed or at the pool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 10/15/2012

    " Quick, easy collection of short stories by some of the greats. Pretty creepy, some of them, but great to read in short bursts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 8/18/2012

    " If Elizabeth George had not edited, would probably not have finished. Was not impressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valissa | 7/3/2012

    " I'm not one for short stories, but this is the perfect type of that kind of book. Chewy, interesting, but not annoyingly short. Vignettes that offer mystery and shock, plus an introduction to characters and writers I'd not experienced before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janna | 5/28/2012

    " I only read the authors I knew: Pickard, Stabenow, Hart, Rozen, and Barnes. Good stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 3/1/2012

    " Short stories are not my first choice but these were all good. Kept me interested to the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisella | 10/30/2011

    " yay! EG seems to have recovered from that horrible period of time when she wrote "what happened before he shot her". Great stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 7/20/2011

    " I'm not a fan or short stories, preferring novels which let you really sink into the story. Still, this was a fairly decent collection of murder mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 6/29/2011

    " An entertaining collection of short stories by some of the best female mystery writers of the day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack Goodstein | 3/25/2011

    " Some really fine stories, not all mysteries, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/5/2011

    " An entertaining collection of short stories by some of the best female mystery writers of the day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 9/1/2010

    " Edited by Elizabeth George, this collection of eighteen short stories, which were all written by female authors, deal with greed, anger, jealousy, sloth, lust, pride and any other deadly sin that you want to name. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 5/30/2010

    " Some really fine stories, not all mysteries, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 5/6/2010

    " A collection of diabolical short stories, all with interesting plots.
    I liked the brevity of each story...no more than 20 pages, which made it
    a perfect bedtime table book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janna | 10/20/2009

    " I only read the authors I knew: Pickard, Stabenow, Hart, Rozen, and Barnes. Good stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 10/17/2009

    " Easy-to-read collection of short stories by known and new authors. The art of the short story is underappreciated since magazines stopped running them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deneen | 9/15/2009

    " It was okay-I just can't read short stories any longer, need more plot, etc. I struggled through several and never finished the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 9/4/2009

    " Quick, easy collection of short stories by some of the greats. Pretty creepy, some of them, but great to read in short bursts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 9/2/2009

    " I'm not a fan or short stories, preferring novels which let you really sink into the story. Still, this was a fairly decent collection of murder mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 7/30/2009

    " Perfection! George's compilation of mystery stories centering on Lust and Greed of the seven deadly sins is the ultimate summer read. Each story is enjoyable - some do leave you wanting more than others - each is the perfect length to finish off before bed or at the pool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisella | 7/25/2009

    " yay! EG seems to have recovered from that horrible period of time when she wrote "what happened before he shot her". Great stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 7/3/2009

    " outstanding... a couple are a little slow, but all in all, very entertaining.... "

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About the Author
ELIZABETH GEORGE is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen suspense novels, one young adult novel,
one book of nonfiction, and two short-story collections. She lives in Washington State.
About the Narrators

Sile Bermingham began her acting career in theater in her native Dublin before moving to New York to attend HB Studios. Theater credits include Loot, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, Remembrance, A Touch of the Poet, A Woman of No Importance, and Crimes and Crimes, among many others. An avid reader and lover of stories, Sile has read the works of Maeve Binchy, Cecilia Ahern, and Joanne Harris.

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.

Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer in Los Angeles. His voice credits range from radio commercials and television narration to animation and video game characters. Stage trained at Boston College, he has performed works from Shakespeare and the classics to contemporary drama and comedy. His audiobook narration has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Mark Deakins is an actor whose television appearances include Head Case, Star Trek: Voyager, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His film credits include Intervention, Star Trek: Insurrection, and The Devil’s Advocate. He recently wrote, directed, and produced the short film The Smith Interviews.

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and two AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt. Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.

Rosalyn Landor has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the Audie Award. She has worked as an actor since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. Her extensive list of credits includes leading roles in film, theater, and audio productions, as well as in various miniseries on all the major television networks and in such productions as Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and Rumpole of the Bailey.

Ann Marie Lee is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration. She is a Los Angeles–based actress with television credits that include ER, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Nip/Tuck. Her stage performances for Broadway National Tours and regional theater include Peter Pan, As You Like It, Heartbreak House, and The Cherry Orchard.