During a local eclipse of the sun, Jeremy Harper, one of a group of amateur astronomers, is killed on Moonstone Ridge by a blow to the head with a meteorite. Jeremy had rowed with Laurence Janson, head of the university observatory over plans to extend the observatory onto the ridge but was unaware of his wife Catrina's affair with Janson. Local clairvoyant Mags Dormer had warned Jeremy of impending disaster and tells Barnaby that Moonstone Ridge is cursed, since Catrina's sister Mary, wife of pharmacist Harry Dutta, also died there some years earlier. Then other murders occur, of members of the group who were opposed to Janson's plans but had also made a discovery of their own, leading to a resolution of the case written in the stars.
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Did You Know?
Character Mags Dormer's nickname "Mystic Mags" is a reference to Mystic Meg
(aka Margaret Lake) who was briefly famous in the mid 1990s when she used to appear on The National Lottery
(1994), foretelling who might win money on the lottery. See more
When Mags shows police evidence of the time that she logged off her computer, she displays what is clearly a Windows Explorer list of Word documents (you can see the Word icon and the description "Microsoft Word Document") which have people's names. The entry that she points to is for Ben Jones (Barnaby's sergeant) rather than her own name, and during post-production the normal "Date Modified" column has been given a heading "Logged off at" in a clearly different font. At another point in the conversation she says that she has been working on Jones's star chart, so it is possible that the screen shot was intended to refer to this. See more
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