Called to the village of Midsomer Market to investigate someone's car being set on fire, Barnaby and Troy soon find themselves investigating the murder of Marjorie Empson who is found in her home bludgeoned to death. The focus of their attention is the Reading Club, a group of five women who meet regularly not to discuss books in fact, but to manage a investment fund they have established. Two of the members were hoping to cash out their investments, but were prevented from doing so by the others. There are several other suspects, all in one way or another connected to the financial and investment world, but when a second member of the book club is killed, the police realize they may need to look for an altogether different motive. Written by
Did You Know?
The photographs of Gerald, Marjorie Empson's late husband, are,in fact, pictures of George Baker, who played DCI Reg Wexford in The Ruth Rendel mysteries (1987-2000). Christopher Ravenscroft, who plays Dr. Rupert Bradshaw, played Wexford's assistant DI Mike Burden. See more
When Ginny Sharpe is killed in the swimming pool Blood pours into the water, however when her body is discovered there is no blood in the pool. See more
I'm afraid I've got to drive off to town.
What? Now, Selwyn?
Bit of a panic on. Dow Jones closed two hundred points down. You go to bed. Till tomorrow evening. Honestly, this place is lit up like a damn Christmas tree; it all costs money, you know.
[outside, on mobile phone
It's me. We're off. Usual place.