A botanist uncovers the recently interred body of a murdered professor of English. Lewis and Hathaway discover that the dead man was obsessed by Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, and had a bitter rivalry with his brother, a professor of Theology, but their investigation is hampered by a well-meaning amateur detective, and by two students who are trying to earn a place in the Wednesday Club. The botanist worries whether her boss might somehow have been involved in the death.moreless
When a mysterious blond is found in the Bantry's library at Gossington Hall, Dolly Bantry calls on the help of Miss Marple to investigate it and clear her husband's name. The blond is soon discovered to have been in line to inherit a fortune, and the investigation takes a different turn.moreless
Accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct on the river are bedevilling the Midsomer game fishermen, and Barnaby has to interview elegant widow Isobel Hewitt, a spendthrift, fast-living, Jaguar-driving 75-year-old, when another lady fly-fisher accuses her of a violent assault. Then first Isobel and later her fellow villager Dr Duncan Goff are found on the river-bank with their skulls smashed in, and there is no shortage of suspects - including an antique dealer who apparently specializes in befriending elderly widows.
The picture is confused when one of the suspects, chef-restaurateur Keith Scholey, is found frozen to death in his walk-in deep freeze, with the lock of the door jammed by a nail. Troy has a theory that Scholey was the killer and has made his suicide look like murder, but will that be the end of the affair?
Walker charges the mother of the mummified baby with the murders, but D.S. Satchell wonders whether the father should also be charged.
Walker is assigned to investigate the discovery of a 17-year-old skeleton, which he isn't too happy about - especially as he's working with D.I. North's ex-boyfriend. They soon discover more skeletons buried at the house.moreless
D.I. North re-investigates an eight-year-old murder case and finds that Det. Supt. Walker was in charge of the original inquiry. The man convicted of murder continues to assert his innocence.
Damon Morton is on trial for murder, but his strange hold over those he knows makes securing a conviction problematic.
When Susan Harrow does not come home, her mother reports her missing to the police. Her body is later discovered on waste land and a murder investigation is launched, once again headed by Det. Supt. Walker. There is later a second murder and they know that they have a serial killer on their hands.moreless
The prosecution case against Dunn starts to fall apart, but a witness called by the defence sets detectives on a hunt for an item that may have been used in the attack.
A five-year-old girl goes missing and the police are called in to search. When her body is found inside a sewage pipe, it becomes a murder investigation, which is headed by Detective Superintendent Walker. They follow a few leads and eventually arrest a suspect, who is then sent to trial.moreless