After a quarrel with her husband at the Midsomer Mallow residents association's Spanish Evening, Fiona Thompson walks home, but never arrives. She is found the next morning in Chaney's Field, having been stabbed to death. Barnaby investigates with his new Detective Sergeant, Dan Scott, in tow. An early suspect is the village odd job man, Jacob Stoat. Cully Barnaby meanwhile organizes a get-together with some old school friends, one of whom is the dead woman's neighbor. She finds that her friends have changed and that they now have little in common. A second murder during the village's open garden day leads the police to a secret shared by Cully's friends and the identity of the murderer. Written by
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Scott's car has one registration plate, BX03 ZZG, then another, BU03 ZZG, then back to the first in minutes. Later it is revealed that the same car has BX03 ZZG for its front plate, and BU03 ZZG at the rear. See more
I checked your bank statement, didn't I. That's how I know.
You couldn't have. We don't get a bank statement till the end of the month.
Do you realize we're on the verge of bankruptcy?
I have to be allowed to spend at least a little bit of money on myself occasionally, just even to come here tonight. How was I going to go like this? How was I going to do anything? Nothing. I couldn't have done anything.
All right, will you keep your voice down. We're in a public place. Anyway, you ...