Whidbey novelist Elizabeth George to sign latest

English mystery novelist Elizabeth George, whose home-base is Whidbey Island, is signing her latest novel in the Inspector Lynley series, “Just One Evil Act,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Third Place Books.

This gripping tale finds Scotland Yard Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers risking her career to find the daughter of a friend who was kidnapped in Italy.

Havers and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover the kidnapping has international implications.

Many of the books by the best-selling author have been filmed by the BBC and shown on PBS’s “Mystery.”

George will read from and sign copies of “Just One Evil Act,” which lists at $29.95.

Third Place Books is at 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Call 206-366-3333 or go to the bookstore’s website, www.thirdplacebooks.com, for more information.

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