Inspector Lynley (17 books)

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Thomas "Tommy" Lynley, 8th Earl of Asherton is also Detective Inspector of Scotland Yard, partner to Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. In addition to the tensions involved in solving murder cases, the series thrives on the characters' clashes regarding personality, gender, and class, since Lynley is an earl (a peer of the realm), while Havers comes from a working class background.

 

Payment in Blood

Inspector Lynley #2

by Elizabeth George

The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives and eighteen-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in...


Well-Schooled in Murder

Inspector Lynley #3

by Elizabeth George

When thirteen-year-old Matthew Whately goes missing from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad's...


A Suitable Vengeance

Inspector Lynley #4

by Elizabeth George

Award-winning author Elizabeth George gives us an early glimpse into the lives of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, and Lady Helen Clyde in a superlative mystery...


For the Sake of Elena

Inspector Lynley #5

by Elizabeth George

Elena Weaver was a surprise to anyone meeting her for the first time. In her clingy dresses and dangling earrings she exuded a sexuality at odds with the innocence projected by the unicorn posters on her walls....


Missing Joseph

Inspector Lynley #6

by Elizabeth George

Deborah and Simon St. James have taken a holiday in the winter landscape of Lancastershire, hoping to heal the growing rift in their marriage. But in the barren countryside awaits bleak news: The vicar of Wimslough,...


Playing for the Ashes

Inspector Lynley #7

by Elizabeth George

"The story begins with my father, actually, and the fact that I'm the one who's answerable for his death.  It was not my first crime, as you will see, but it is the one my mother couldn't forgive."

In her astonishing...


In the Presence of the Enemy

Inspector Lynley #8

by Elizabeth George

Hailed as the "king of sleaze," tabloid editor Dennis Luxford is used to ferreting out the sins and scandals of people in exposed positions. But when he opens an innocuous-looking letter addressed to him at...


Deception on His Mind

Inspector Lynley #9

by Elizabeth George

Balford-le-Nez is a dying seatown on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town's small but growing Asian community, is found dead on its beach, his neck broken, sleepy Balford-le-Nez ignites. Working...


In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner

Inspector Lynley #10

by Elizabeth George

Calder Moor is a wild and deadly place: many have been trapped in the myriad limestone caves, lost in collapsed copper mines, injured on perilous gritstone ridges. But this time, when two bodies are discovered...


A Traitor to Memory

Inspector Lynley #11

by Elizabeth George

When Eugenie Davies is killed by a driver on a quiet London street, her death is clearly no accident. Someone struck her with a car and then deliberately ran over her body before driving off, leaving nothing...


A Place of Hiding

Inspector Lynley #12

by Elizabeth George

An isolated beach on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel is the scene of the murder of Guy Brouard, one of Guernsey’s wealthiest inhabitants and its main benefactor. Forced as a child to flee the...


With No One As Witness

Inspector Lynley #13

by Elizabeth George

The police never suspected a serial killer was at large until they found the fourth murdered boy -- the first white victim -- his body draped over a tomb in a London graveyard. Suddenly a series of crimes and...


What Came Before He Shot Her

Inspector Lynley #14

by Elizabeth George

The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a twelve-year-old...


Careless in Red

Inspector Lynley #15

by Elizabeth George

He found the body on the forty-third day of his walk . . .

Devastated by the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks...


This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel

Inspector Lynley #16

by Elizabeth George

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George is back with a spellbinding tale of mystery and murder featuring Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.

On compassionate leave after the murder of...


Believing the Lie: An Inspector Lynley Novel

Inspector Lynley #17

by Elizabeth George

Is it an accident?

Or murder?

Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough....


Just One Evil Act: A Lynley Novel

Inspector Lynley #18

by Elizabeth George

#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like...


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