DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods. Assisted by several officers including the ever-able DS Toolan, Frost uses what he knows about the... See full summary »
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist, is the kind of journalist that generally sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted. While writing a story about the murder of a famous Artist ... See full summary »
With his parents-in-law visiting for the holidays, DCI Barnaby is almost relieved to be called out when Lydia Villiers claims she was pushed down the staircase. When she dies, the police have a possible murder case on their hands. The Villiers family has re-united for Christmas including a long lost brother, Ross, but there are many secrets in the house. One subject that is not talked about much is the suicide of one of the siblings, Ferdie, nine years previously. Several of the young adults in the house, children when their uncle took his life, have memories of the incident. When the police learn that Ferdie's fiancée also committed suicide soon after his death, they have a better understanding of who might be seeking revenge. Written by
I delayed watching this episode on DVD until just before Christmas, and was glad I did. Its amusing but fairly tepid, and the acting isn't bad. There is a particularly well-written part played quite cleverly by a young boy. Despite the usual red herrings, it was rather easy to guess early on whodunit, and generally why; however I was relieved that, for a change, at least it wasn't another psycho killer! Its a bit Agatha Christie-like, as relatives gather at the old family manse -- servant-less and crumbling away -- for a forced and increasingly tense attempt at celebrating the holiday, as things begin to go ominously wrong.
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