Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Season 9, Episode 9

A Case of Coincidence: Part Two (29 Mar. 1996)

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The investigation leads to Eddie Brannel, a mentally challenged childhood friend of Sara's, and although he admits to the other killings he denies killing her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Keith Barron ...
Inspector Masters
Caroline Bliss ...
Sarah Quin
Don Henderson ...
Ray Brannel
Michael Fitzgerald ...
Edward Brannel
Sergeant Holt
Kate Buffery ...
Dr. Lucas
Michael Quin
Thomas Wheatley ...
Brian Poyser ...
Freddie Wyatt
Andrew MacLachlan ...
Tony English
Robin Summers ...
Chief Inspector Moore
Michael Parkhouse ...
Roger Brierley ...
Defence Barrister
Jack Klaff ...


Inspector Masters remains convinced that Sarah Quinn's murder is the work of someone other that the suspected serial killer they've arrested. Quinn may have been leading a secret life and may have been meeting a man when she was killed. His sense of the woman and of the case seem correct when he's approached by John Stockton who claims to be the man she was to meet the night she died. He also realizes that her marriage was not the ideal it was made out to be. Written by garykmcd

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When Inspector Masters takes Edward Brannel to the river to question him about Sarah Quin's murder and to stage a reconstruction, Chief Inspector Moore arrives and makes a disparaging comment "tales of the bloody riverbank". This is an allusion to the Canadian TV series Tales of the Riverbank, but this was not made until 1959 and was first shown on British TV in 1960, whereas the action in this story takes place in 1954. See more »


[to Sergeant Holt about Sarah Quin and her husband]
Inspector Masters: I think she did paint her nails when she wasn't with him.
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