When murders occur at the Midsomer Literary Festival, there are a lot of suspects for Barnaby to choose from. Unfortunately, his daughter Cully is going out with one of them, a promising young writer with a violent past. The organisers of the festival are at loggerheads with each other, and the judges keep getting murdered. Meanwhile, Joyce Barnaby is keen to get Tom to sign up for a lucrative publishing deal, he will come up with murders that can be turned into best-selling novels by a ghost writer. Tom is tempted, but does he really want to get involved in the violent world of writers and publishers. won't he be safer just being a policeman?
This is a great episode, with a wonderful twist at the end. One of my very favourites.