Homicide, blackmail, greed, and betrayal are just a taste of what goes on behind the well-trimmed hedges of Midsomer County. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, “the best detective writer since Agatha Christie” ( Sunday Times, UK), filmed mostly in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, this longrunning, hit British crime drama is deliciously sinister and darkly humorous.
The Christmas Haunting
DS Charlie Nelson arrives in Midsomer to be DCI Barnaby's new partner. His first case involves a stabbing death during a ghost-hunting party at the Morton Shallows manor house. Barnaby and Nelson investigate the true motives behind the villagers' paranormal proclivities.
Let Us Prey
Nurse Nancy Dewar is discovered dead in the river with a mask over her head—a spectacle eerily similar to one depicted on a medieval fresco in the church crypt at Midsomer St. Claire. As more murders follow, each replicating scenes from the fresco, Barnaby uncovers a long-held secret.
When wealthy farmer Martin Strickland is mauled to death by wild boars, his demise is linked to a local restaurant, Wyvern House, run by celebrity chef Ruth Cameron. As Barnaby and Nelson question the employees, another suspicious death turns up the heat on their investigation.
The Flying Club
The co-owner of Finchmere Airfield is killed and dropped from a plane into a reservoir below. With the pilots preparing for an upcoming air show, the detectives get a crash course in romantic rivalries and decades-old grudges.
The Killings of Copenhagen
The head of Calder's Biscuits dies on a business trip to Copenhagen. Upon finding that he was poisoned by a biscuit tin sent from Midsomer, Danish detective Birgitte Poulsen asks Barnaby to join the inquiry. Together they expose the lethal legacy of a double life.