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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 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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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