After a quarrel with her husband at the Midsomer Mallow residents association's Spanish Evening, Julia 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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In the opening panning shot of the open garden festival, a man in the foreground picks up a potted marigold and inhales as though enjoying the fragrance. Marigolds are not propagated for their perfume and in fact smell quite unpleasant. 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 ...