The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

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    • Know Thine Enemy
      Know Thine Enemy
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      6/1/08
      8.8
      The body of a schoolgirl is discovered in a secluded lake, and an autopsy reveals that she had committed suicide to escape captivity. Lynley and Havers try to find a second missing schoolgirl before she meets a similar fate.
    • Chinese Walls
      Chinese Walls
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      8/3/06
      8.5
      Emily Proctor, a lawyer is found axed to death in Hyde Park, so Lynley and Havers start their investigation in the chambers of Tony Wainwright, a human rights lawyer and Hester Reed, his clerk. Wainwright seems to be the main suspect after his secret affair with the victim and his violent temper are discovered. However, Emily's double life is exposed which contains internet porn and a family full of secrets.moreless
    • One Guilty Deed
      One Guilty Deed
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      7/27/06
      8.2
      The case against Michael Shand, a violent criminal, falls when a key witness is murdered. Lynley and Havers are determined to see him brought down and so they go to a family seaside town which masks a sinister underworld. Havers has to confront her childhood memories.
    • Natural Causes
      Natural Causes
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      7/20/06
      8.1
      Havers starts off without a partner due to Lynley's arrest and suspension for threatening a suspect. She begins a case in Kent along side a serious and pregnant Detective Inspector Fiona Knight. They investigate the murder of Edie Covington, whose body has been discovered in a lake nearby. Meanwhile, Lynley attends a disciplinary hearing to determine whether he can return back to work and he begins to help Havers and Knight. But a kidnap occurs and another body is found and so Lynley's unofficial involvement in the case might jeopardise his efforts to be reinstated.moreless
    • Limbo
      Limbo
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      5/25/08
      8.1
      Twelve years after a young boy went missing, his remains are discovered. Lynley who is a friend of the family tries to help them and the investigations. He embarks on an affair with the victim's sister, but this ends in tragedy and Lynley becomes the prime suspect.
    • In the Blink of an Eye
      In the Blink of an Eye
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      8/10/06
      7.9
      When a former war photographer is shot, Lynley asks his wife Helen to assist him in unravelling this mystery, but this causes more problems than expected.
    • A Traitor to Memory
      A Traitor to Memory
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      3/11/04
      7.5
      A famous violinist appearing at the Wigmore Hall, London, suddenly can't play any more, and away from the city centre a lonely woman is killed in a hit and run accident. Lynley and Havers try to find the connection between the musician and the death. To get at the truth, they need to dig deep into the past and also to put their careers on the line.moreless
    • If Wishes Were Horses
      If Wishes Were Horses
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      3/22/04
      7.3
      Lynley and Havers investigate the murder of Professor Dermot Finnegan, an old friend and mentor of Helen's who has been killed by a car bomb. Helen, who is pregnant, is later attacked in her car, and on admission to hospital her baby is found to have died. Havers searches Finnegan's office and finds love letters from several women - including one from Helen. She suggests that Lynley should be taken off the case, but he is determined to go on with it for the sake of Helen. In the end, Lynley has a shocking confrontation with the killer.moreless
    • A Great Deliverance, Part 1
      The new partnership of Lynley and Havers travels to the Yorkshire moors to investigate the beheading of farmer William Tey, found dead at the feet of his teenage daughter, who was covered in blood and is too traumatised to say what happened. Meanwhile, Lynley faces his own traumas: the woman he loves has just married his best friend, and at the same time his boss has decided to team him up with Barbara Havers, a woman police sergeant who has no time for good looking upper-class policemen.moreless
    • In the Guise of Death
      In the Guise of Death
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      3/24/05
      7.2
      Havers is on holiday in Cornwall, learning Akido, and Lynley is also in the county to visit his mother, when a local horse trainer is found hanged in a stable on the estate next to Lynley's. The dead man's money troubles suggest suicide, but then Lynley finds he had links with smuggling. Another lead suggests that the killer may be uncomfortably close to home. As the case develops, Lynley has to think out where his future lies – with the police, or managing his own property?moreless
    • Deception on His Mind
      Deception on His Mind
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      3/31/03
      7.2
      The body of a young Asian man is found on the beach at the seaside town of Balford-le-Nez, leading the police into a web of racial tensions, family loyalties and illicit sexuality in investigating the murder. Havers has time on her hands while Lynley is on honeymoon in Peru, and when she finds the Balford-le-Nez investigation is being run by a friend she joins the hunt.moreless
    • A Great Deliverance, Part 2
      The investigation of William Tey's murder leads Lynley and Havers into the seamy side of a quiet English village. Although he was a stalwart of the local church, Tey had a hidden past which provides a wide range of suspects and motives. It seems that an old case of infanticide may hold the key to the present case.moreless
    • Missing Joseph
      Missing Joseph
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      4/29/02
      7.2
      Once again Lynley's friends and family are involved in one of his cases. His friend Deborah St James (whose husband is crippled) gets very close to a country clergyman she meets at the National Gallery. When he is found dead, supposedly poisoned by accident, Deborah is anxious to get to the bottom of the death and calls in Lynley. It's a complex case, and in working to solve it Lynley and Havers improve their relationship.moreless
    • A Suitable Vengeance
      A Suitable Vengeance
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      3/24/03
      7.0
      Lynley returns to his ancestral home in Cornwall to celebrate his engagement to Helen. His difficult relationship with his dysfunctional family is soon overshadowed by a murder on part of his own estate – and the chief suspect is Peter, Lynley's drug-addict brother.
    • In Divine Proportion
      In Divine Proportion
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      3/17/05
      7.0
      Havers gets back to work after being shot and is assigned to a case in rural Suffolk, where a young woman has been murdered with a shot gun. Lynley is worried about the effect the case will have on Havers. Then a photograph of the murdered woman arguing with a man is sent to the police, and a mysterious word is painted on the wall of the crime scene - it seems as if someone is trying to give the team some clues. As a result, they uncover a dark secret that villagers have kept quiet for years. In a final confrontation, Havers has to face down her fear of being back in the line of fire.moreless
    • For the Sake of Elena
      For the Sake of Elena
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      4/22/02
      6.9
      Lynley and Havers investigate when the beautiful and deaf daughter of a Cambridge lecturer is found murdered. A post mortem reveals that the victim was pregnant, and the police build up a picture of a promiscuous girl with a large number of admirers. It appears that jealousy is likely to be a factor in the case.moreless
    • Well-Schooled in Murder
      Well-Schooled in Murder
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      4/8/02
      6.8
      An old school friend asks for Lynley's help in finding a boy missing from an independent boarding school. When the schoolboy is found murdered, Lynley is well placed to understand the tensions of this closed society, which reminds him of his own boyhood. Meanwhile, Havers has problems with her senile mother and Lynley with his love life.moreless
    • The Seed of Cunning
      The Seed of Cunning
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      3/31/05
      6.8
      Lynley and Havers investigate the killing of a porter at the House of Lords. At first it looks as if the murder may be connected to the dead man's gambling debts, but then a senior clerk is also murdered, with evidence of a conspiracy involving stolen test reports on a new missile system. Havers traces the missing documents, but then she finds she and Lynley are both being followed. Havers and Lynley are being followed, and have to work out who would benefit from the suppression of the test report.moreless
    • In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
      In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      3/4/04
      6.8
      Two dead bodies are found in the middle of a stone circle. One of them was the daughter of a retired police officer who lives in a nearby village, while the other was a local artist. There is at first no clear connection between the two, but Havers finds an important clue which leads Lynley to the killer.moreless
    • In the Presence of the Enemy
      In the Presence of the Enemy
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      3/17/03
      6.7
      The relationship between Lynley and Helen reaches an all-time low when Helen gets involved in a kidnapping case without informing the police of the kidnapping. Lynley and Havers investigate a case of kidnapping and murder involving the secret child of a member of parliament and a newspaper editor. Lynley asks Helen to marry him.moreless
    • The Word of God
      The Word of God
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      4/7/05
      6.7
      The frozen body of a man is found on a meat truck in London's Smithfield Market, and on the body are a forged British passport and an Arabic manuscript on a page of vellum. The dead man appears to be an illegal immigrant - but was his death accidental? The manuscript turns out to be a hugely valuable page from an ancient copy of the Koran. Lynley finds himself locking horns with DI Brennan from the immigration department…moreless
    • Playing for the Ashes
      Playing for the Ashes
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      3/10/03
      6.7
      While investigating the death of star cricketer Kenneth Waring with DS Havers, DI Lynley delves into his complex personal life and tries to rekindle his relationship with Helen. The cricketer died in a fire at the same time a fire was set at a puppy breeding farm for animal testing. Are the two cases linked? Havers moves into her new flat and meets her new neighbour, Haddiyah.moreless
    • A Cry for Justice
      A Cry for Justice
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      3/18/04
      6.5
      A woman is found dead, and it looks as if she committed suicide. But Havers has doubts. The police investigation leads Lynley to a private club, while Havers goes undercover. The true motive for the death affects Lynley deeply.
    • Payment in Blood
      Payment in Blood
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      4/15/02
      6.2
      An avant garde play is being read at a Scottish country house, and during the evening the playwright is brutally murdered. Unhappily for Lynley, his own beloved Helen is one of the suspects, and perhaps he allows his feelings to cloud his judgment.
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