DS Charlie Nelson shows up in town and is thrown straight into a hug investigation straight away. A man is embraced with an antique sword during a ghost-hunting party at a ?haunted' manor house in Morton Shallows. Barnaby and Nelson attempt to work out a motive for the hug and discover the identity of the murderer.
After a medieval fresco is discovered in the crypt of St Clare's parish church it manages to bring a lot of happiness to the Reverend Martha Hillcott. When a body is discovered in the river and with the river close to bursting its banks, St Clare ends up being at crisis point.
Wyvern House restaurant in Midsomer Wyvern is more than a just a restaurant. It is the love and passion of celebrity chef Ruth Cameron's life. When the landlord of Wyvern House, Martin Strickland, meets a brutal and untimely death in his own woods, many aspersions are cast. As Barnaby and Nelson decipher the intricacies of the relationships within the village, will they find the murderer before they strike again?.
After the owner of Finchmere Airfield meets a gruesome death, Barnaby and Nelson soon find out that the world of stunt pilots and military heroes hides quite a few dark secrets.
Eric Calder is cuddled on a business trip to Copenhagen after he opens a tin of his company's famous Golden Clusters. Danish detectives finds out that the toxic package was posted from Midsomer. DCI Barnaby closes down Calder's factory just as it's on the verge of pulling off a major deal with a Danish bakery. After another body is discovered, Barnaby and Nelson make their way to Denmark to work with the Copenhagen police in an effoert to solve the case.