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.
Molly C. Quinn
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 »
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 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
The burnt out car has obvious clean cut pillars, indicating the wreck used for the special effect had a previously severed roof. 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.
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This is another one of the Midsomer episodes in which the solution seems to come out of no where at the end. If you enjoy the typical Midsomer shows, you'll like this one - just don't expect it to make much sense. As with some other Midsomer scripts, this one needed more time and polish. At least we don't have to deal with Troy's bad driving, which makes no sense - why would a young detective be unable to pay attention to the road? Many of the Midsomer episodes remind me of Hollywood B movies, in which shooting was rushed, and plot branches left hanging.
At least none of the suspects called Barnaby or Troy "impertinent." Do people still talk to police investigators in England like that, or is it done with a wink? Every time it happens - "damned impertinent!" - I want the police to get out the truncheons and give them something to complain about.
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