The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small).

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  • Nathaniel Parker and Sharon Small in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Well Schooled in Murder (2002)
  • Sharon Small in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Payment in Blood (2002)
  • Lesley Vickerage in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Missing Joseph (2002)
  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: For the Sake of Elena (2002)
  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: In Divine Proportion (2005)
  • Nathaniel Parker in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)

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20 April 2010 | TheLittleSongbird
| Underestimated and compelling detective show
I do admit it is not my absolute favourite of all detective shows, Inspector Morse gets that honour, but The Inspector Lynley Mysteries is a very underestimated and compelling one, made possible by the superb performances of Nathaniel Parker and Sharon Small, who play two somewhat mismatched detectives Tom Lynley and Barbara Havers. Their chemistry was very believable and grew in the show's run. All the episodes were very well shot, and the locations were beautiful. The story lines were interesting, some are slower moving than others, and there were one or two disappointing final solutions, but other than those two minor problems the stories are fine. The dialogue is well written and delivered, the banter between Lynley and Havers always working a treat, and the direction of each episode is convincing enough. Overall, a very good detective show, not the best, but the worst? No. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Romance

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