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An elderly woman is found dead in her own cottage and DCI Tom Barnaby is convinced the death is not a simple accident.
After a noted author speaks before a group of local Midsomer writers, the naked body of the event's host is found bludgeoned to death in his bedroom.
C.I. Barnaby donates time to the local amateur dramatic society when his wife Joyce is cast in a revival of "Amadeus," but complications arise when the leading man is murdered onstage.
When the wife of a wealthy local businessman disappears, Barnaby finds that Fawcett Green harbors a complex web of financial and romantic entanglements.
DCI Barnaby needs all his wits about him as he investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune.
The Barnabys plan to renew their wedding vows for their 25th anniversary when Tom is distracted by a murder committed with an Indian sword in Badger's Drift.
The nude body of a Brazilian woman is found strangled in the woods, which suggests that a serial killer from nine years before has begun killing again.
Fletcher's Cross is preparing for annual cricket match when the wife of local landowner and cricket captain is murdered after taking dog for a walk.
The murder of a village blow-hard, who had few supporters among his neighbors, happens while a gathering of travelers is taking place.
Fox hunting, taxidermy and Oscar Wilde are part of the backdrop as Barnaby and Troy investigate a series of murders, beginning with that of a tramp in the woods.
A visit to his convalescent aunt prompts Barnaby to investigate a series of suspicious deaths at the nursing home where she is staying.
When a local thief and womanizer is killed with a pitchfork, the residents of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances in the Perfect Village Competition.
Barnaby and Troy, with an actor tagging along for research, investigate a slashed painting at a museum, which later turns out to be the site of a murder.
When an arrogant aristocratic family's decision to develop a memorial garden into a commercial tea shop has the villagers up in arms, murders past and present rear their heads.
When a hotel owner dies, the manager misses the reading of the will that names him part-owner.
The body of a criminal is found in a crop circle, and the locals blame Extra Terrestrail activity for the death. But Barnaby is not convinced.
Barnaby and Troy are drawn to Newton Magna where their search for a horse whisperer allegedly struck by a car is complicated by the discovery of a body in the town well.
The near decapitation of the local postman, whose hyperactive libido also makes him the village lothario, leads to a series of grisly murders involving other promiscuous villagers.
When an arrogant aristocratic family's decision to develop a memorial garden into a commercial tea shop has the villagers up in arms, murders past and present rear their heads.When Barnaby and Troy discover the dead body of arrogant,beautiful, and spoilt daughter of the manor, Melissa Townsend, by a swimming pool at her house in Midsomer Malham, their investigation uncovers a seedy world of adultery and deceit within the affluent rural community.
The church bell ringers at Midsomer Wellow are being picked off one by one by a gun-toting assassin the week before a big bell-ringing competition. Before he can crack the case, DCI Barnaby has to unravel the significance of a killing in 1840, when the Midsomer Wellow Vicar of the day was murdered and thrown down a well.
The village of Midsomer Parva is dominated by the imposing and exclusive Devington School. So when the college's Pudding Club sets off a murderous chain of events, ranks begin to close against Barnaby and Troy. Without access to inside information, catching a killer who is obsessed by loyalty, finding the school's hidden secrets puts the two detectives to the test.
When the founder of the women's reading club is found murdered with her own walking stick, it soon becomes clear to Barnaby and Troy that the wealthy village of Midsomer Market is not the genteel and cultural seat it appears.
The ancient Setwale Wood has provided remedies for the people of Midsomer Abbey for many decades, now it is the subject of court action by villagers to prevent the impecunious owner of Abbey Farm, James Harrington, from cutting it down. However, when the body of Susan Bartlett is food in the woods, Barnaby and Troy are sent to investigate what at first appears to be suicide, but smells suspiciously like murder.
When the Midsomer canal tunnel collapses during a restoration project, DCI Barnaby is tasked with identifying the skeletal remains that may have been bricked up inside a wall for decades. Meanwhile, Sergeant Troy is promoted to Inspector, but his celebrations are short lived when he's called out to Midsomer Worthy where a local homeless man has been attacked by a gang of youths.
DCI Barnaby's new partner, Sgt. Dan Scott, arrives in Midsomer and is thrown straight into the mysterious murders of two members of the Midsomer Mallow Residents Association. But when the death toll unexpectedly rises, Barnaby becomes concerned for Cully, who is in the midst of organising a 10-year reunion with her old school friends.
DCI Barnaby and Sgt Scott find themselves investigating the bizarre murder of a young, wealthy landowner, Gareth Heldman, whose body turns up with an unusual stab wound to the thigh.
Midsomer's highbrow literary community is turned upside down when one of their prize-winning young authors, Richard Rackham, is mysteriously murdered on the eve of the 12th Annual Midsomer St. Michael Literary Festival.
When one of the bartenders from local village pub, The Maid in Splendour, is found dead in the woods, Barnaby and Scott's investigation uncovers a myriad of secret business dealings, culture clashes, and passionate love affairs.
When the community of Midsomer Parva revives the Straw Woman bonfire festival, tragedy strikes when the local curate Alex Dakin, trapped in a giant straw effigy, is burnt alive.
Nine years after Ferdy Villers killed himself, his family reunites for Christmas, unaware that someone is out for revenge.
After the murder of the Fletcher's Cross undertaker, Patrick Pennyman, DCI Barnaby and Sgt. Scott investigate the local spiritualist church which has divided the opinion of local residents.
The Barnaby's peaceful day at the Midsomer Regatta is interrupted by the discovery of the body of the Midsomer Rowing club chariman in the river. As Barnaby and Scott dig into the luxury lifestyles of the regatta set, they discover hidden money problems and sexual jealousy are rife.
When one of the world's rarest orchids is smuggled illegally into Midsomer Malham it releases the heady scents of passion, jealousy, and death. Barnaby and Scott must root out who is prepared to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds, and commit murder, just to get their hands on it.
DCI Barnaby and Sgt. Scott enter the world of horse racing when the trainer of a thoroughbred racehorse is brutally murdered. Investigating the four member syndicate that owns the racehorse in question, the detectives must unravel hidden secrets at the aristocratic Bantling Hall to uncover the killer.
DCI Barnaby and Sgt. Scott investigate when John Ransom is found murdered with suspicious burn marks to his head. The investigation leads to two feuding families of Midsomer Mere, one with the ability of second sight, and the battle between faith and science.
When troubled local solicitor Nick Turner falls to his death from the roof of his house in Midsomer Magna, DCI Barnaby and Sgt. Scott must discover if it is suicide or murder.
When the naked body of Dexter Lockwood, a rival executive at Fieldway Foods, is found in the Plummer & Son factory bottle steriliser, DCI Barnaby and Sgt. Scott's investigation uncovers a multitude of secrets and lies among the entire Plummer family.
When retired music teacher Arthur Leggott is battered to death with a torch in his home, DCI Barnaby and Sgt. Scott investigate a tangled web of family feuds and long lost love affairs to discover the truth.
With the help of PC Ben Jones, DCI Barnaby investigates the garrotting of a husband and wife outside a reportedly haunted cottage near Midsomer Newton. Barnaby and Jones must separate truth from fiction as they navigate overenthusiastic villagers, shady property developers, and fanatical conservationists alike as they attempt catch the killer.
When Marion Slade is found dead on the first day of Midsomer Barton's Oak Apple Week, DCI Barnaby and DC Jones investigate, but was it suicide or murder? As the investigation progresses, Barnaby is shaken by the appearance of two villagers who look just like murder victims from his past.
DCI Barnaby and DC Jones unravel some unsavoury truths, sinister secrets, and hidden treasures among the extended family of eccentric aristocrat Sir Freddy Butler who unexpectedly dies during a special dinner presentation.
When council clerk Martin Barrett is murdered, DCI Barnaby and DS Jones soon discover that their victim was a notorious blackmailer. With no shortage of suspects, but no real evidence either, Barnaby finds himself investigating beyond the borders of Midsomer for answers.
When Connor Simpson, a member of the Midsomer Worthy choir is mysteriously murdered during the run-up to a heated singing competition, the rest of the choir members, including Joyce Barnaby are terrified for their lives.
Controversial plans to build a supermarket in Elverton-cum-Latterly lead to murder when a man is stabbed to death.
Despite being the original arresting officer, DCI Barnaby begins to question the presumed guilt of a Midsomer Malham woman who is currently standing trial for the murder of her best friend.
DCI Barnaby and DC Jones investigate when a battle of the sexes, which has raged in the village of Broughton since World War I, comes to a head when aging feminist Mildred Danvers is found dead after returning to her childhood home.
DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate when the body of Simon Bright is found inside a disused World War II hanger at Cooper's Cross Airfield and begin a search for his missing girlfriend, Laura Sharp. Barnaby is convinced that one of Laura's ex-lovers is responsible but given her rather active life, the question becomes, which one?
Mischievous trickster, Rex Masters, finally gets his comeuppance when his body is found floating below the weir in Midsomer Deverell. As DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate, the extent of Rex's double life starts to emerge when three family friends and a long-lost niece each produce wills claiming his fortune. Does Rex's collection of erotic photographs from the 1960s hold the key to the tangled relationships and feuds blighting the Masters family?
When a family glassware business collapses following the death of one of its partners, DCI Barnaby investigates allegations of financial irregularities, love triangles, and a string of murders. Lapsed Freemason DS Jones uses his inside knowledge to explore the ceremonial aspects of two killings, but it is Cully's production of Hamlet that gives Tom the key to the mystery.
Barnaby is delighted that his heroes, Hired Gun, are reuniting to play at the Midsomer Rocks festival - minus their drummer, who disappeared 30 years ago after driving his car into a quarry. However, a string of bizarre warnings convinces the paranoid lead singer that someone is trying to stop the reunion, and his fears are confirmed when the backing singer drops dead on stage.
When prominent Midsomer Market doctor, Alan Delaney, is killed by a hit-and-run driver while in charge of his business partner's new car, DCI Barnaby and DS Jones soon begin to wonder if Dr. Delaney was the real target or if a more sinister plot is afoot.
A photographer is murdered shortly after exhibiting a compromising picture of Barnaby - who becomes a suspect in the ensuing investigation. Joyce concludes that someone is trying to frame him, and is stunned when he admits to a previous relationship with the murdered man's wife. Jones is forced to work with the irritating DI Martin Spellman to solve the case.
When director Nick Cheyney is found beheaded by a guillotine on the set of his latest film, a low-budget production of The Scarlett Pimpernel being filmed at Magna Manor, DCI Barnaby and DS Jones are left with no shortage of suspects. Unfortunately for our detectives, Cheyney was on poor terms with just about everybody, including the mother of his child, an actor who blamed him for ruining his career, and the tight-fisted producer determined to see the film finished at all costs.
DCI Barnaby's former colleague Jack Colby left the force under a cloud following a sex scandal involving villagers and officers at Causton police station. Now retrained as a probation officer, Jack is working at a halfway house for reformed criminals run by Lord Holm, an aristocrat who once served a prison sentence for killing his wife. However, when Jack is bludgeoned to death, Barnaby sets out to discover who murdered the man he once considered a friend.
An old feud between the Hammond and Hicks families appears to have escalated to murder when the grandfather of the Hammonds is executed in Midsomer Parva.
DCI Barnaby becomes an unwelcome guest at a society wedding after the maid of honour is found skewered to a wardrobe in one of the hotel bedrooms. However, with his own daughter Cully about to get married, will Barnaby be able to solve the grisly murder in time to walk her down the aisle?
DS Ben Jones returns home to the village of Dunstan when an elderly couple are found dead in their home. Although initial signs point to a botched burglary, DCI Barnaby begins to suspect that the deaths may be connected to Ben's group of childhood friends, and a mysterious disappearance that occurred years earlier.
DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate the death of Charlie Finleyson, who is found dead in the wood after being missing for two weeks. As the investigation progresses, Barnaby discovers connections between Finleyson and Guy Sandys, the publisher of the Midsomer Life magazine known for his scathing reviews of local hotels and restaurants.
DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate the traditions of a local pagan cult in Midsomer, the Temple of Thoth, when a magician's assistant dies on stage during a children's magic show.
During the Christmas days Barnaby has to solve an explosion as well as a number of murders near a freight company while trying to cope with his acting CS who has very strong beliefs about teamwork.
DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate when two couples mysteriously vanish from the village of Monks Barton amid rumours of witchcraft and haunted woods. As the body count rises, flamboyant psychic Cyrus LeVanu clashes with the pompous cleric, Reverend Wallace Stone, while other villagers seem to be caught up in a stolen antiques racket.
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