Acorn Media (as is all of the Midsomer Murders back catalog!).
Series 18 contains 6 brand new mysteries, as well as bonus material containing behind-the-scenes featurettes. This series also introduces Dr. Kam Karimore as the hardworking pathologist who is called out to murder scenes and expected to instantly determine time and manner of death. She remains remarkably cheerful and able to offer up extremely well-educated guesses to all the questions, so she quickly becomes an invaluable member of the team. She and DS Nelson are both extremely competitive (in everything from pub quizzes to tennis to vying to dog-sit Sykes), so they seem to have met their match in each other.
The new series starts out with Habeas Corpus. An elderly man dies at
The world of competitive cycling gets nasty in Breaking the Chain. Greg Eddon wins the current
Episode Four, Dying Art, concerns a wealthy man who has upset most of his neighbors by blocking off the area woodlands in order to open a
Saints and Sinners concerns an archaeological dig taking place in the
archaeology truly are.
It was wonderful to go back to Midsomer again, and to try to work out the tangled lives of its inhabitants. Everyone seems to have plenty to hide, even if it isn't a murderous secret. There seems
metal detectorists) vs. villagers, as well as people trying to do new things and villagers getting upset that it was disrupting the natural surroundings (the bike race and sculpture park). I liked the lighthearted competition between Nelson and Kam, and I'm sure they'll find plenty of new areas to challenge each other in when we see them again next year! It was also nice to see familiar faces popping up including Allison Stedman, Helen Baxendale and Julia Sawalha as well as Sian Webber. I didn't recognize Sian Webber's name, but she was instantly familiar as "Ritchie," the long suffering legal fixer for the Mitchell clan on Eastenders.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Midsomer Murders Series 18 from Acorn Media in exchange for this review.
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