The third installment highlighting my favorite British detective writers.
Thomas Lynley, Lord Asherton, follows in the footsteps of other aristocratic English detectives like Ngaio Marsh’s Roderick Alleyn or Dorothy Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey. Lynley is paired with Barbara Havers, a working class detective sergeant. Through seventeen novels, their friendship and professional partnership has grown and weathered both personal and professional losses. In the latest book of the series, Believing the Lie, Lynley investigates the “accidental” death of Ian Cresswell and the possibility that a close family member was involved in the death.
George, is often compared to the great British detective writers of today including Ruth Rendell and P.D. James, and is the winner of both the Anthony and Agatha awards for mystery fiction. The Inspector Lynley series was also a BBC television series that ran from 2001 to 2007.