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A Great Deliverance
Scotland Yard's Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers are teamed up for the first time to investigate the beheading murder of William Teys in Yorkshire. His daughter Roberta has confessed to the killing, but she is in a catatonic state and the locals represented by the parish priest seem to think she is not really guilty. Circumstances seem to indicate that she may well be innocent, Lynley and Havers discover that Teys' young wife had ...
A Place of Hiding
The twelfth Inspector Lynley mystery shifts focus to his colleague, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt St. James, and particularly his wife, photographer Deborah. An old friend from her California days, China River, and her brother Cherokee serve as couriers for an expensive package bound for the English Channel island of Guernsey. They are carrying architectural plans for a museum, but the wealthy Jewish refugee who ordered them, Guy Brouard, is found de...
A Suitable Vengeance
The fourth Lynley-St. James mystery is actually a prequel to the first three. It takes the principals back roughly a decade and explores their histories -- with each other as well as in general -- along with investigating a murder (which becomes three deaths) on the Cornish south coast of England. A journalist is found clubbed and castrated; was he the victim of a jealous husband or working on a big news story that would embarrass someone? Also, Thomas L...
A Traitor To Memory
Lynley and Havers are called in to solve the mystery of why a sixty-two year old woman is murdered by a hit and run driver. There are several suspects, most of them involved in a murder twenty years earlier when the victim's two year old baby was drowned in her bath. The child's nanny was tried, convicted and sentenced to twenty years jail, now she is out and top of the suspect list for this current murder. ...

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Payment in Blood
Inspector Lynley and Sergeant Havers are sent off to Scotland to investigate the murder of playwright Joy Sinclair at a manor house where a theater company has assembled for a reading of a new play. Major suspects include the producer, a nobleman who may be trying to protect his family from an old scandal that Sinclair may be trying to reveal in a rewrite of the play they are reading, and the director, an alcoholic who hopes to use the play for a comeb...
The Evidence Exposed
"The Evidence Exposed" is the title story in this book of three stories. Inspector Lynley appears briefly in this first story when a murder is committed in a stately home he is visiting with Lady Helen Clyde. The victim is a member of a tour group of Americans on a two week course on ‘Great Houses of Britain'. The murdered woman, with her barbed tongue, has upset just about everyone in her party so there is no shortage of suspects. The second story in...
Well Schooled in Murder
A young scholarship student at a high toned English boarding school is found murdered in a cemetery about an hour away from the school. He is naked and his body shows signs that he has been tortured. Inspector Lynley is called in to investigate. He finds it hard to get information about the murder at the school because of the student's notions of honor. Suspects include an old schoolmate of Lynley's who is a house master at the school; three of th...
With No One as Witness
Two main characters inhabit the British crime novels of Elizabeth George. They are Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. They are assisted by Detective Constable Winston Nkata. With No One As Witness finds this team involved in the murders of young boys in London, England. The boys are 12 and 13 year olds. The boys have been murdered over a period of 4 months. The first 4 boys were of black or...


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