A blue-blooded detective, red-blooded passion and cold-blooded murder.
The most celebrated detective duo in years is back on the case
Nathaniel Parker (Far from the Madding Crowd) and Sharon Small (About A Boy return as the New Scotland yard team of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers in four riveting murder mysteries that take them from seedy urban underbellies to posh country estates in search of whodunit.
The misfit tandem of the suave Inspector and the rumpled Sergeant has evolved from cultural rivalry into a successful team of close friends and confidantes. But solving murders isn't their only problem. In addition to his puzzling caseload, Lynley struggles with his blossoming relationship with Helen (Lesley Vickerage), while Havers grapples with both newfound personal freedom and professional challenges.
Inspired by a string of successful cases, Lynley and Havers unravel a fresh caseload of heinous, suspenseful crimes, each based on a novel by Elizabeth George.
Playing For The Ashes
The murder of a beloved sports star leads to a loaded lineup of key suspects and bizarre twists. Without much cooperation from a dysfunctional family and other odd "players," Lynley and Havers break the rules to tease the killer out of hiding.
In The Presence Of The Enemy
The abduction and killing of a Government minister's daughter brings Lynley into a lethal web of political and personal unrest. But after another child is kidnapped, the pair must decipher the deceit and pinpoint the murderer to stop a second senseless killing.
A Suitable Vengeance
When a local shopkeeper is found dead, a celebration of the Inspector's engagement to Helen at his impressive family estate becomes a murder investigation. But the biggest surprise is the key suspect: Lynley's drug-addict brother, Peter.
Deception On His Mind
While Lynley is honeymooning in Mexico, the body of a young Asian man is found on the beach, leading to a trail of racial tensions, family loyalties and illicit sexuality. Havers, after discovering an old police school chum is on the case, sets of to ensnare the killer.