The owner of an airfield is dropped from an aeroplane into a reservoir, killing him instantly. The detectives uncover ancient enmities and a smuggling operation.
Bentham DeQuetteville falls from the roof of his family estate after seeing a headless horseman, the ghost of his ancestor who died in the Civil War.
As more family members die, Barnaby and Jones have to discover the identity of the rider and why the DeQuetteville's are being targetted.moreless
A reclusive couple find their lives coming under police scrutiny after a social services investigator is killed. Barnaby finds out about generations of family secrets and has to decipher astronomical charts to discover the identity of the killer. Barnaby's wife arrives in the village as the head teacher at a local school.moreless
When a former agent is murdered after a cricket match in Midsomer Parva, Barnaby's past as a spy is revealed. Barnaby links the murder to some spies who operated in Cold War Berlin but finds the investigation harder than he thought.moreless
Reluctantly, after an illness, Holmes takes a holiday in Cornwall, with Watson for company. Then one day he finds himself investigating a mysterious death... after a quiet evening at home playing cards, three local inhabitants have been found in the morning in a terrible way: the two brothers overtaken by sudden mental illness, babbling incoherently, and their sister dead, with her face twisted into a look of terror. Holmes is delighted with the chance to bury his holiday boredom by taking on the case.