A Musical Murder Mystery
When a prize-winning violinist is killed and his Stradivarius stolen, DCI Barnaby must sort through a myriad of suspects and motives to find the real killer.
9pm Monday MIDSOMER MURDERS Crime Drama
Armed with his extraordinary intuition and caustic wit, Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby investigates murder and mystery with his partner, Detective Sergeant
Charlie Nelson with the help of Chief Pathologist Dr. Kam Karimore. Even as the morbid creativity of the murders ramps up, Barnaby and his team are up to the task.
THE CURSE OF THE NINTH - Barnaby and Winter uncover multiple motives when the winner of a fought-after music award is found strangled with a violin string moments before a performance, including a rivalry over the prize and a missing Stradivarius.
Jacob Wheeler wins the Thassington scholarship at a classical music festival run by pompous composer Michael Falconer. Soon after Jacob is strangled with a violin string and a valuable Stradivarius on loan to him stolen. Several people feel that pianist Zak Sowande should have won the award. Vernon, an opponent of Michael and his son Dan, are poisoned. Further confusion arises on the discovery that Jacob was actually an impostor. The violin thief is caught but old family secrets are revealed, as Barnaby must decide whether the killings support the superstition surrounding Falconer's latest symphony - the curse of the ninth.