Havers is reinstated as DC and immediately volunteers to go undercover in a case involving a murder made to look like suicide.



(based on "Inspector Lynley Mysteries"), (screenplay) (as Ann Marie Di Mambro)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Morag McNicholl
Daniel Morgan
Nigel Sanderson
Red McGuire
Shaughan Seymour ...
Inspector Fraser
Tim Frances ...
Asst. Commissioner Hillier
Jemma Sanderson
Gabrielle Reidy ...
Nancy Brooks (as Gabriel Reidy)
Marjorie Carter
Abbie Humphreys ...
Abby Ford ...
Shelley Gibson


Barbara Havers is re-appointed to her rank of Detective Sergeant and she and Inspector Lynley are assigned to investigate the murder of Morag McNicholl. The killing was made to look like a suicide but it is clear she was killed by a blow to the head and that her wrists were slit after her death. The police also find a large amount of cash in the flat so they can rule out robbery as a motive. The police pursue several lines of inquiry. The dead woman was membership secretary at a prestigious private club so Havers goes undercover there to see what information she can glean. Lynley looks into identifying a young man who was apparently stalking Morag. Throughout, Lynley is having difficulty coming to grips with his impending fatherhood, fearing that his own dysfunctional family background will get in the way. Written by garykmcd

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Barbara Havers: Well,I have to keep my mouth shut... do as I'm told.
Helen Lynley: That must be a challenge.
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Surprisingly captivating, thanks to the many twists in it
10 November 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

There are already 14 TV movies in this series, but until now I hadn't seen one of it. Yet I was anxious to see it, because I know the excellent reputation of the BBC and its productions. The part of the series that I saw, "A Cry for Justice" is full of murder, blackmail, human trafficking,... and I have to say that I liked it very much.

The story starts with a woman that appears to have committed suicide, but a closer examination shows that she has been murdered. The detectives find a lot of money in a drawer, so it wasn't a robbery. It doesn't take too long before they see links to a rich couple, that already has been linked to several crimes...

A lot of this kind of stories is often very predictable and not very challenging to the viewer that wants to solve the mysteries for himself. This one is different, it's surprisingly captivating, thanks to the many twists in it. The producers certainly manage to get you on the wrong track all the time, but also manage to keep you interested. If you are a fan of detective stories and drama, this one should certainly be on your to view list. I reward this one with an 8/10.

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