Midsomer Murders: Death and the Divas

“Hate is a waste of time.”

Midsomer Murders

Oh yes, Constant Reader. We are back to the Murder Mystery.

This week, a new series of Midsomer Murders, featuring Fake Barnaby! With tasteful red titles that look like blood! (That was sarcasm, by the way. It doesn’t work so well when you read it.)

Midsomer County (yes, it is a county – according to a signpost seen in the episode, anyway) adds to its already rather large stock of murders when a biographer writing about a local celebrity and her Hollywood sister is, well, murdered. Obviously. A string of ‘orrible murders follows, each copying a murder scene from one of the Local Celebrity’s films.

From all this one may deduce that there are some very strange people in Midsomer County.

And some not very intelligent policemen, either. The most incongruous moment in the episode was when Fake Barnaby (Real Barnaby’s brother, allegedly) made a grandiose speech wondering where the killer had gone, as if it were one of those “doors locked from the inside” murders, and then it turned out that there was a whole other staircase. Not hard to work out, really. You’d have thought he would have checked rather than talking to himself. No wonder there are so many murders in Midsomer, if this is who’s catching them.

Admittedly, this wasn’t a bad episode, by the standards of Midsomer Murders. Having said that, Lewis is much more interesting and entertaining, and it’s coming back on Monday!

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