Whoever did this isn't afraid of risk. You mustn't go down there, Mrs Lancaster. The first is the novelty of a reducing, rather than increasing, body count. I know what really happened. Don't you think you should be straight with Mum? As the detectives become aware of a feud between Guy and the proprietor of the Morecroft Hotel, tensions are also heating up between the locals and visiting Londoners. Later that evening they find the house on their own. Did you know Lydia Dryfield, Mr Desai? Yet their investigation also turns up a wealth of secrets, lies, affairs, blackmail, and a mysterious death that occurred shortly before a break-in, before matters are complicated when another murder occurs during the cricket match.
Do you mind if we take a look in your truck? You don't seriously imagine I'd take pleasure in an outrage like this? Yet the body of the mother of a deceased, one-time carnival queen, found in a stream, looks set to spoil things, as Barnaby and Jones find themselves digging up the past. Let's get an update from the search team. At the lavish reception at Bledlow Hall that follows, however, tragedy strikes - maid of honour Marina Fellowes is found murdered in one of the rooms by some of the guests. It's flattened in the same way. But once they move the coffin, I can get in there and have a closer look.
While Troy suspects an antique dealer that Isobel befriended is the culprit, Barnaby is not convinced, believing anyone the victims knew when they were alive could have been the murderer, from the doctor's wife to the local owner of a restaurant. I couldn't tell you the truth. With the serial killer still at large, could history be repeating itself? Holidays were much more fun when you were here. He was still alive, but. I couldn't get her to sleep without pink Ted.
I had no idea that you and Felix were still in touch. You don't have storage anywhere else? Craig doesn't share your antipathy to Melissa Ackers, does he? It quickly becomes clear the two victims knew a secret about one of the villagers, something that they are prepared to silence by any means necessary. Didn't you have a family of your own? What's that supposed to mean? I'm the one who does that. He'll have it on the market the first chance he gets. When a local solicitor is found dead by his assistant and Kinsella's manager, Barnaby attempts to determine what is going on, and soon discover issues with inheritance, affairs, anger, and gambling to make matters difficult.
I'm not talking about your discovery of Mr Coffley's body. He seemed a bit down this morning. Also present is disgraced ex-policeman Jack Colby, a former colleague of Barnaby's - but Jack refuses to talk to his old friend. As the detectives investigate, they slowly uncover greed, snobbery, illegitimacy, mourning and violence, before Elspeth is soon found dead in what appears to have been suicide. Well, there should be more. Not unless Craig Coffley counts as a Lancaster, which he clearly doesn't.
Oh, he's gone out on his run, I'm afraid. Unlike his wife and daughter, who've frozen me out ever since. Political wrangling, burglaries and sexual liaisons abound in picturesque Great Pelfe - but when a member of the possible scam is themselves murdered, Barnaby wonders what is truly going on behind the scenes of an important by-election. Oh, I've missed you, Rose. It's an interesting episode, a little different as Barnaby and Nelson look for bodies instead of murderers, since there isn't an actual murder.
When two, far from dead, people also disappear Barnaby must identify who claimed on two occasions. Is life — and death — imitating art? When Barnaby and Jones start investigating the possible drowning, they discover unsavoury connections to the past that could prove lethal 20 years later, especially when someone attempts to kill. Barnaby comes in to investigate, he learns that many of the village's women were 'having it on' with Mr Cutler. How did Rose feel about your relationship? Which means most of the people who live in Little Malton. Not unheard of if the patient is in severe distress. First appearance of Simon Dixon Cully's boyfriend and later fiance, portrayed by Sam Hazeldine.
Find out if there's anyone else connected to the Lancaster family buried here. Anyone could have come in here, taken what they needed and left the evidence lying around to frame me. We've already covered that ground, haven't we? What else are you suggesting? Yet when she is there, things become mysterious when from the river bank in the grounds of the manor she sees a woman jump from the bridge and disappear underwater. Craig was hanging there upside-down covered in blood. After the trees start to be cut down, another body turns up, leaving Barnaby and Troy to believe that both victims were that of murder.