Inspector Lynley/Funny

    Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

    • "Well Schooled in Murder": Havers has a rather perverted sense of humour, as seen by her quip after a suspect has, er, exposed himself to the two of them:

    Barbara: How shall I phrase that in my notes, sir? Would "hung" and "donkey" cover it?

    • "Playing for the Ashes": When Barbara and Helen agree that Firemen Are Hot:

    Helen: Two female arsonists burnt down half a dozen semis between them. Something to do with firemen in...
    Barbara: ...uniforms, yeah. Just sat back and waited for the hunks with their hoses. [they laugh]
    [Lynley stares at them in disbelief]

    • "A Cry for Justice": After Havers has been reinstated.

    Lynley: You really should keep up, Sergeant.... Yes, Sergeant?
    Barbara: [exasperated] You can stop calling me that!
    Lynley: [cheeky grin] Sorry, Sergeant.

    • "In the Guise of Death":

    Lynley: Think, Havers. What is Cornwall famous for?
    Barbara: Pasties?
    Lynley: Yeah, well, apart from that.
    Barbara: Smoked fish.
    Lynley: Forget the food!
    Barbara: Well I wish I could, but we came out here without breakfast, remember?