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Havers, Barbara (Fictitious character)

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Works: 173 works in 1,101 publications in 9 languages and 68,905 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Psychological fiction  Television programs  Film adaptations  Television series  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery films 
Classifications: PS3557.E478, 813.54
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Publications about Barbara (Fictitious character) Havers
Most widely held works about Barbara (Fictitious character) Havers
    The Inspector Lynley mysteries by Elizabeth George( visu )
    216 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 4,729 libraries worldwide
    Natural causes: While Lynley is suspended, pending the outcome of his disciplinary hearing, Havers teams up with a different Detective Inspector, Fiona Knight, to investigate the drowning of a young woman in her car
    Careless in red : a novel by Elizabeth George( Book )
    38 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,786 libraries worldwide
    It is barely three months since the murder of his wife and Thomas Lynley takes to the South-West Coast Path in Cornwall, determined to walk its length in an attempt to distract himself from his loss. On the forty-third day of this walk, he sees a cliff climber fall to his death -- a death apparently witnessed by a surfer in a nearby cove. Shortly afterwards, Lynley encounters a young woman from Bristol whose personal history is a blank before her thirteenth year. These events propel him into a case that brings Barbara Havers from London and thrusts both detectives into a world where revenge is only one of the motives they must sift through to identify a killer
    Believing the lie by Elizabeth George( Book )
    26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,631 libraries worldwide
    In this novel Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives. Deborah's investigation of the prime suspect, Bernard's prodigal son Nicholas, a recovering drug addict, leads her to Nicholas' wife, a woman with whom she feels a kinship, a woman as fiercely protective as she is beautiful. Lynley and Simon delve for information from the rest of the family, including the victim's bitter ex-wife and the man he left her for, and Bernard himself. As the investigation escalates, the Fairclough family's veneer cracks, with deception and self-delusion threatening to destroy everyone from the Fairclough patriarch to Tim, the troubled son Ian left behind
    In pursuit of the proper sinner by Elizabeth George( Book )
    26 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 3,605 libraries worldwide
    Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the murder of two people whose bodies were found in a remote prehistoric stone circle
    With no one as witness by Elizabeth George( Book )
    26 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and French and held by 3,571 libraries worldwide
    When an adolescent boy is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, New Scotland Yard acting superintendent Thomas Lynley and his colleagues tie the crime to a series of killings but find the case complicated by racial issues. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley takes on the case of his career. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley is back, along with his longtime partner, the fiery Barbara Havers, and newly promoted Detective Sergeant Winston Nkata. They are on the hunt for a sinister killer. When an adolescent boy's nude body is found mutilated and artfully arranged on the top of a tomb, it takes no large leap for the police to recognize this as the work of a serial killer. This is the fourth victim in three months but the first to be white. Hoping to avoid charges of institutionalized racism in its failure to pursue the earlier crimes to their conclusion, New Scotland Yard hands the case over to Lynley and his colleagues. The killer is a psychopath who does not intend to be stopped. Worse, a devastating tragedy within the police ranks causes them to fumble in their pursuit of him
    Deception on his mind by Elizabeth George( Book )
    25 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 3,444 libraries worldwide
    English policewoman Barbara Havers is assigned to investigate the murder of an affluent Pakistani which sparked a race riot. In between the sleuthing, a look at the tense race relations in modern Britain
    A traitor to memory by Elizabeth George( Book )
    36 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 3,123 libraries worldwide
    Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley risks his career when Eugenie Davies is brutally murdered and discovers that she had been tied to an old murder investigation that could possibly involve his superior, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, and as Tomas and his partners search for the truth, they must delve into dark secrets and passions of a prominent family to catch a killer
    Playing for the ashes by Elizabeth George( Book )
    28 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 3,106 libraries worldwide
    In Britain, upper-class police inspector Thomas Lynley and lower-class police sergeant Barbara Havers team up to investigate the death of Ken Fleming, an all-England cricket player asphyxiated in a cottage fire. By the author of Missing Joseph
    Just one evil act by Elizabeth George( Book )
    22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,096 libraries worldwide
    Supporting a friend who has lost custody of his young daughter, Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, are further shocked when the girl's mother reports that the child has been kidnapped as part of a plot that risks Barbara's career
    In the presence of the enemy by Elizabeth George( Book )
    30 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,938 libraries worldwide
    In London, a woman parliamentarian's daughter is kidnaped and a newspaper editor with whom the parliamentarian had an affair receives a call, threatening the girl's life unless he admits paternity. Inspector Lynley suspects the girl is behind it
    Payment in blood by Elizabeth George( Book )
    37 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 2,908 libraries worldwide
    Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard is possessed by a fierce attraction to a murder suspect while investigating the savage slaying of a controversial playwright
    Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George( Book )
    27 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,906 libraries worldwide
    Deborah and Simon take a country holiday to visit a favorite vicar only to discover that the vicar has died. The coroner's inquest has returned a verdict of "death by misadventure."
    A great deliverance by Elizabeth George( Book )
    45 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,658 libraries worldwide
    When a savage murder stuns the peaceful countryside of Scotland, Inspector Thomas Lynley is called in to solve the crime, but before he can do that he must find his way through the town's web of lies and secrets
    Well-schooled in murder by Elizabeth George( Book )
    36 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,612 libraries worldwide
    Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley of New Scotland Yard seeks the identity of an amoral killer in the death of a boy missing from a school in West Sussex
    For the sake of Elena by Elizabeth George( Book )
    30 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 2,611 libraries worldwide
    Scotland Yard Detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers investigate the murder of the elusive Elena Weaver
    A suitable vengeance by Elizabeth George( Book )
    24 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 2,537 libraries worldwide
    When Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, Eighth Earl of Asherton, and his fiancee, Deborah Cotter, arrive at Howenstow, Lynley's family home, they find the atmosphere rife with tension
    A banquet of consequences : a Lynley novel by Elizabeth George( Book )
    11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 2,446 libraries worldwide
    "As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire, deceit, and murder. The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? After various career-threatening issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with a bestselling feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime" --
    Believing the lie by Elizabeth George( Sound Recording )
    18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,288 libraries worldwide
    In this novel, Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives
    Careless in red by Elizabeth George( Sound Recording )
    16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,222 libraries worldwide
    After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking. On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man. The head of the vastly understaffed local police department needs Lynley's help, though, especially when it comes to the mysterious, secretive woman whose cottage lies not far from where the body was discovered
    This body of death : a novel by Elizabeth George( Book )
    13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 libraries worldwide
    While DI Thomas Lynley is still on compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Isabelle Ardery is brought into the Met as his temporary replacement. The discovery of a body in a Stoke Newington cemetery offers Isabelle the chance to make her mark with a high profile murder investigation. Persuading Lynley back to work seems the best way to guarantee a result: Lynley's team is fiercely loyal to him and Isabelle needs them - and especially Barbara Havers - on side. The Met is twitchy: a series of PR disasters has undermined its confidence. Isabelle knows that she'll be operating under the unforgiving scrutiny of the media, so is quick - perhaps too quick - to pin the murder on a convenient suspect
 
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English (666)
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Russian (18)
Italian (8)
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