Melissa Townsend is the uppity daughter of a wealthy landowner in the village of Midsomer Mallow. Melissa is not very popular in the village, especially not with tenants to whom she lets out property as she refuses to keep the buildings in good repair. Barnaby and Troy are asked to investigate when Melissa receives several threats but that isn't all that's happening in this usually quiet hamlet because the local district nurse crashes her car on the way home and just may be responsible for a little more than drunken driving. When Melissa is publicly humiliated and then later found murdered, Barnaby and Troy have to work hard to try and untangle all the complicated relationships within the village before more people are harmed.
A worthy episode that will keep you guessing.