Inspector Lynley [unabridged]

27 books in series
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A Great Deliverance Publisher's Summary

To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders.

Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an ax in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. And I'm not sorry".

Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale's dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley - and in their own lives as well.

©1989 Susan Elizabeth George (P)2018 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • A Great Deliverance

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an ax in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. And I'm not sorry". 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elizabeth George outdoes herself again!!

    • By David Thresher on 11-01-18

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 2

    • Payment in Blood

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    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

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Payment in Blood

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to an abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives an 18-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in a country where they have virtually no authority, aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers grapple for both a motive and a murderer. Emotions run deep in this highly charged drama, for the list of suspects soon includes Britain’s foremost actress, its most successful theatrical producer, and the woman Lynley loves.

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 3

    • Well-Schooled in Murder

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
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    When 13-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 housemaster, who also happens to be an old school chum. Thus, the inspector, his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child - and then, tragically, for a child killer.  

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 4

    • A Suitable Vengeance

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 4
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    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

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Suitable Vengeance

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 4
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton, has brought to Howenstow, his family home, the young woman he has asked to be his bride. But the savage murder of a local journalist is the catalyst for a lethal series of events that shatters the calm of a picturesque Cornwall village and embroils Lynley and St. James in a case far outside their jurisdiction - and a little too close to home.

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 5

    • For the Sake of Elena

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 5
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Elena lived a life of casual and intense physical and emotional relationships, with scores to settle and goals to achieve - until someone, lying in wait along the route she ran every morning, bludgeoned her to death. Unwilling to turn the killing over to the local police, the university calls in New Scotland Yard. Thus, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, enter the rarefied world of Cambridge University, where academic gowns often hide murderous intentions.

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 6

    • Missing Joseph

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 6
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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, the man they had come to see, is dead - a victim of accidental poisoning. Unsatisfied with the inquest ruling and unsettled by the close association between the investigating constable and the woman who served the deadly meal, Simon calls in his old friend Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Together they uncover dark, complex relationships in this rural village.

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 7

    • Playing for the Ashes

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 7
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "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 best-seller, acclaimed author Elizabeth George reveals the even darker truth behind this startling confession. Playing for the Ashes is a rich tale of passion, murder, and love in which Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers once again find themselves embroiled in a case where nothing - and no one - is really what it seems.

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 8

    • In the Presence of the Enemy

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 8
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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 The Source, he discovers that someone else excels at ferreting out secrets as well. Ten-year-old Charlotte Bowen has been abducted, and if Luxford does not admit publicly to having fathered her, she will die. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Elizabeth George book yet!

    • By Laurie Swanson on 11-16-18

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 9

    • Deception on His Mind

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 9
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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 solo without her longtime partner, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, Sergeant Barbara Havers must probe not only the mind of a murderer and a case very close to her own heart, but the terrible price people pay for deceiving others...and themselves. 

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 10

    • In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner

    • Inspector Lynley
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. This time, two bodies are discovered in the shadow of the ancient circle of stones known as Nine Sisters Henge. The corpses are those of a young man and woman. Each met death in a different fashion. Each died violently. To Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, brought in to investigate by special request, this grisly crime promises to be one of the toughest assignments of his career.

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 11

    • A Traitor to Memory

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 11
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 28 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "To listen is to be, but to play is to live...." So believes Gideon Davies, 28-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist whose talents are internationally celebrated. When Gideon finds himself center stage, unable to play, his tortured search for his music - and for the truth behind the appalling event that shaped his life - will lead him to the very heart of love's darkest manifestations. 

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 12

    • A Place of Hiding

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 26 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Place of Hiding

    • Inspector Lynley, Book 12
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    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 Nazis in Paris, Brouard was engaged in his latest project when he died: a museum in honor of those who resisted the German occupation of the island during World War II. The St. Jameses must delve into Guernsey’s dark history - both past and present - and into the troubled psyche of someone who may have exacted retribution for the most unspeakable crime of all. 

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 13

    • With No One as Witness

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    Regular price: $21.31

  • 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
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      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

    Regular price: $21.81

  • Book 15

    • Careless in Red

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Crispin Redman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 44 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

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 16

    • This Body of Death

    • An Inspector Lynley Novel
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 651
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 382

    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

    Regular price: $46.77

  • Book 17

    • Believing the Lie

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Tim Bentinck
    • Length: 22 hrs and 7 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

    Regular price: $20.65

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