Elizabeth George, says Entertainment Weekly, reigns as the queen of the mystery genre. Ms. George, author of the bestselling crime novels about Inspector Thomas Lynley, is ad-mired for her complex plotting, elegant writing, and well-developed characters, all of which she brings to her novels for teens. The first book in the Whidbey Island saga, The Edge of Nowhere, was nominated for both an Agatha and an Edgar Award. The Edge of the Water and The Edge of the Shadows continue the story in the island setting, which is notable for its beauty and mystery. Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island. She says, Whidbey Island deserves to be someone in a story. I only hope I ve done it justice.