The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Season 4, Episode 2

In the Guise of Death (24 Mar. 2005)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 161 users  
Reviews: 2 user

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.



, (character)
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
a list of 2469 titles
created 08 Mar 2013
a list of 409 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 9 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: In the Guise of Death (24 Mar 2005)

In the Guise of Death (24 Mar 2005) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
« Previous Episode | 15 of 23 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode complete credited cast:
Doug Rollins ...
Stephen Fenner
Sally Leonard ...
Judith Lynley
DC Tremayne
Lady Asherton
Stella Gonet ...
Lady Sarah Keach
Lawrence Chilcott
Devon Black ...
Mrs. Tremayne
Chilcott's Solicitor


DI Lynley is visiting the family estate with his sister. Lynley is concerned that his mother may not be able to run the place on her own. As he debates whether to continue his police career or return to Cornwall permanently, he studiously avoids having to tell his mother that he and Helen are separated after the loss of the baby. Havers is also in the area on leave and attending a rehab center. They're soon drawn in by the local police to assist with the suspicious death of Stephen Fenner who is found hanging in his barn. The post-mortem reveals that he was drugged and the suspicious death is soon a murder investigation. Fenner had recently been on the wrong end of a business deal having bought a lame racehorse. The investigation reveals however that there is a smuggling ring operating along the Cornish coast and Fenner may have been involved. A key suspect and a police officer will die however before Lynley and Havers identify the ringleader. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery



Official Sites:



Release Date:

24 March 2005 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley: What's Cornwall famous for?
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers: Pasties.
Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley: Yeah, well, besides that?
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers: Smoked fish.
Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley: Forget the food!
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers: I wish I could, but we came out here without breakfast, remember?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lynley at home
21 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

DI Lynley is home on the family estate, concerned for his mother, who is attempting to run the place on her own. He considers quitting the force. He also doesn't tell his mother that Helen has left him, hopefully temporarily.

Havers is in the area as well, at a rehab center (presumably for her shoulder injury from the shooting), and soon, the local police ask for their help in a death by hanging -- the man was drugged, and it has become a murder investigation. The two soon uncover a smuggling ring and there's another death. Also, one person is not as he seems.

Good mystery. I love how Havers takes in Lynley's bad humor and then does just what she wants anyway. That seems to be a recurring theme, and it makes their relationship not only realistic but fun for the viewer. She's very headstrong, and he can't intimidate or scare her. He could scare me, though, despite his good looks.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Inspector Lynley or Inspector Lewis which is better? NEPatsFan83
Why a new Helen john-4385
Helen (Lesley Vickerage) brings the show to a dead halt chengiz
I don’t understand why... gnyg
Hayer's wierd face? quinntheeskimo
Lynley and Havers - the ideal couple. jcbrez
Discuss In the Guise of Death (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: