Inspector Lynley [unabridged]

24 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 4,439 ratings

Payment in Blood Publisher's Summary

The producer of a troubled play invites the cast to spend the weekend in his remote Scottish Highlands estate to hash out the problems. When the housemaid finds the playwright murdered in bed, Thomas Lynley and his partner must unmask the villain.

©1992 Susan Elizabeth George (P)1992 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Payment in Blood

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    The producer of a troubled play invites the cast to spend the weekend in his remote Scottish Highlands estate to hash out the problems. When the housemaid finds the playwright murdered in bed, Thomas Lynley and his partner must unmask the villain.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fair for Elizabeth George

    • By Jennifer Pineiro on 05-09-16

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • A Suitable Vengeance

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 4
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Two murders, one on the heels of the other, point in the direction of Thomas Lynley's younger brother Peter - a cocaine addict who ruins Thomas' engagement party, then disappears on the evening of the second murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read This Book First Even Though It's Fourth

    • By April B. on 02-25-17

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 8

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  • Book 10

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  • Book 11

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  • Book 12

    • A Place of Hiding

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The sudden death of Guy Brouard after his morning swim shocks the residents of Guernsey. A generous patron and benefactor of the island since his arrival there a decade ago, his demise puts a question mark over many cherished projects. When a young American woman is charged with the murder, her brother seeks help from the only contact he has in the UK - Deborah St James. Deborah is horrified to find that her old friend has been arrested and persuades her husband Simon to accompany her to Guernsey to avert this miscarriage of justice. There they find a tangled web of deceit and betrayal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Ina on 11-01-12

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  • Book 13

    • With No One as Witness

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    When the Metropolitan Police fail to realise a serial killer is at work, London ignites over the fact that the killer's victims are young black and mixed race boys. Institutionalised racism is claimed by the community's activists and tabloids alike. Acting Superintendent Thomas Lynley is given the case, and his Scotland Yard task force is soon handling more killings and a looming tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book has it all... a must read!

    • By Paul V Rodais on 07-07-18

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  • Book 14

    • What Came Before He Shot Her

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Inika Leigh Wright
    • Length: 25 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The shocking conclusion of Elizabeth George's previous bestseller, With No One As Witness, saw the wife of New Scotland Yard's Thomas Lynley gunned down in the street outside her home. Under arrest for the crime is a twelve-year-old boy, Joel Campbell. What possible motive could he have? What chain of events could have led such a child from the housing estates of North Kensington to the elegant streets of Belgravia with such deadly intent?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • performance is important

    • By Jennie Begg on 08-17-12

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  • Book 15

    • Careless in Red

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Crispin Redman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    It is barely three months since the murder of his wife and Thomas Lynley takes to the South-West Coast Path in Cornwall, determined to walk its length in an attempt to distract himself from his loss. On the 43rd day of this walk, he sees a cliff climber fall to his death, apparently witnessed by a surfer in a nearby cove. Shortly afterwards, Lynley encounters a young woman from Bristol whose personal history is a blank before her 13th year. These events propel him into a case that brings Barbara Havers from London....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By Ina on 11-01-12

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  • Book 16

    • This Body of Death

    • An Inspector Lynley Novel
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 362

    Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn't trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, but Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer's hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden and possibly attractive vulnerability.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Mix for Elizabeth George Fans

    • By Rebecarol on 08-14-10

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  • Book 17

    • Believing the Lie

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Tim Bentinck
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Detective Inspector Lynley is approached by business magnate Bernard Fairclough for a confidential review - not a formal investigation - of the circumstances of his nephew's demise. The coroner's verdict is accidental death.Still grieving for his murdered wife, Lynley has personal reasons for welcoming a spell away from London. He heads to the wild beauty of the Lake District, with Deborah and Simon St James to provide cover for his inquiries.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Charles Dickens or Elizabeth George?

    • By Wanda on 07-28-12

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    • Believing the Lie

    • An Inspector Lynley Novel
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 23 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 657
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 542

    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, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Elizabeth George's best...

    • By Joanne on 01-22-12

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 18

    • Just One Evil Act

    • A Lynley Novel, Book 18
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 28 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 623
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 553
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 549

    Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is at a loss: The daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can't really help - Azhar had never married Angelina, and his name isn't on Hadiyyah's, their daughter's, birth certificate. He has no legal claim. Azhar and Barbara hire a private detective, but the trail goes cold. Azhar is just beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss when Angelina reappears with shocking news: Hadiyyah is missing, kidnapped from an Italian marketplace.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A huge disappointment

    • By Joan Farrell on 11-02-13

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Just One Evil Act

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Barbara Havers puts her career on the line while DI Thomas Lynley attempts to straighten her out before it's too late. When Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girl's father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her mother, nothing can be done. Five months later, Hadiyyah is kidnapped from an open air market in Lucca, Italy, and this triggers an investigation in the full glare of the media spotlight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • And with a single bound, Jack was free!

    • By ACT1 on 03-21-14

    Regular price: $21.31

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