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

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries are clever and entertaining. The Inspector is a dashing figure and his sidekick is mysteriously not smitten...clever murder mysteries.

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Inspector Thomas Lynley, 8th Earl of Asherton, and his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, in the series based on the books by Elizabeth George.

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'The Inspector Lynley Mysteries' Barbara Havers: [admiring Stinhurst's enormous castle] Is your pad in Cornwall this big? Thomas Lynley: Size isn't everything, Havers, isn't that what you women keep telling us?

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I'm super into British mystery books – Dick Francis, Elizabeth George, but not Agatha C... sorry! – and TV shows like Midsomer Murders and the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. I love the accents, the Queen's English, the tweed and Wellies, the reliance on hot tea as a cure-all, and the moody weather. And I've always been curious about Scotch eggs, and last week, I made a batch. Blimey! They're brilliant! First, a definition and some history. In case you've never had the pleasure, a Scotch egg is…

Inspector Lynley Mysteries ~ Upper-crust and Working Class team up in this series. Detective Inspector Thomas 'Tommy' Lynley, 8th Earl of Asherton (Nathaniel Parker) of Scotland Yard and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small). In addition to the tensions involved in solving murder cases, the series thrives on the characters' clashes regarding personality, gender, and class, as Lynley is an earl (a peer of the realm), and Havers comes from a working-class background.

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