The complete third and fourth series of the BBC detective drama starring Nathaniel Parker as DI Thomas Lynley and Sharon Small as his partner DS Barbara Havers. In the third series, the pair investigate the deaths of two campers, a murder victim made to look like a suicide, a double hit-and-run victim, and a forensic psychologist blown up by a car bomb. In the fourth series, Lynley is agitated and tense after the failure of his marriage and Havers is recuperating from a shooting incident. Together they investigate murders in a stable, a small secretive village, Smithfield Meat Market and even The House of Lords. Series 3 episodes are: ‘In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner’, ‘A Traitor to Memory’, ‘A Cry for Justice’ and ‘If Wishes Were Horses’. Series 4 episodes are: ‘In Divine Proportion’, ‘In the Guise of Death’, ‘The Seed of Cunning’ and ‘Word of God’.
Series Three – Disc OneIn Pursuit of the Proper Sinner: Nicola Maiden has been bludgeoned to death and her camping companion Gerry Cole stabbed. When it turns out that Nicola’s father is a retired Superintendent in Vice Lynley and Havers soon uncover dark secrets and find themselves in a murky world of prostitution and revenge. A Traitor to Memory: Lynley and Havers are called away from DCI Webberley’s wedding anniversary when Eugenie Martin is killed on a quiet London street. She had deserted her husband and son after the death of her daughter – but that death may hold a clue to her murder. Series Three – Disc TwoA Cry for Justice: DC Havers and DC Billy Slaven discover a woman’s body Morag MacNichol. It appears she has committed suicide but Havers feels something is wrong and calls for assistance. When proven right it sets Havers and Lynley in search of a killer and the answer to a large bag of money found hidden at the scene. If Wishes Were Horses: Lynley and his pregnant wife Helen attend the funeral of Professor Dermot Finnegan a forensic psychologist and Helen’s former mentor. Could the killer be a convicted murderer Finnegan helped put away? Or one of Finnegan’s many lovers a list of which seems to include Lynley’s wife. Series Four – Disc OneIn Divine Proportion: It’s Havers’ first day back at work and she and Lynley find themselves in a Suffolk village where a young woman has been brutally murdered with a shot gun. Everyone seems to know something but no one is talking until a series of clues lead to a suspect who might turn out to be another victim. In the Guise of Death: Havers and Lynley have taken different paths to Cornwall but end up at the same destination – a barn containing an apparent suicide… and a lot of money. If it’s murder the cause may be wrapped up in a world of horses and coastal smuggling – and the killer may be closer to home than Lynley suspects. Series Four – Disc TwoThe Seed of Cunning: A doorkeeper at the House of Lords has been murdered and Lynley and Havers find themselves caught up in the murky world of politics lobbyists and arms dealing. This could be their most dangerous case yet as they find themselves up against forces they are helpless to combat. Word of God: The body of a man has been found frozen on a meat truck carrying a British passport and a valuable page from an ancient Koran. But which is the greater clue the body or the Koran? Under pressure Lynley may cross a line from which there is no return.