A prestigious golf club is the setting for murder when a player is bludgeoned to death on the 13th hole. Barnaby and Jones discover gambling, illegal money lending and assault are rife among the snobbish members.
A newly discovered masterpiece by landscape artist Henry Hogson causes a stir when it is auctioned for £400,000 just hours before its former owner is tortured and killed. Barnaby decides to become an expert on the painter.
A former secret agent Geoffrey Larkin arrives in Midsomer Parva and stays at Allenby House, a country mansion run by former spies Sir Malcolm Frazer, his son Nicky and Nicky's wife Jenny as a safe house.
Midsomer University science fellow George Jeffers threatens to make public a problem with his state-of-the-art invention. When a schoolteacher is killed in a hit-and-run, Barnaby suspects Jeffers was the intended target.
In the village of Little Worthy, Bob Moss goes to open up his beloved model village to find a gruesome extra attraction. A young local has been stabbed and his corpse tied down like Gulliver in Liliput.
A cat burglar is on the loose, but what connects the victims? And has "the Creeper" now resorted to murder? This seems to be the case when David Roper is found smothered in his bed on the Chettham family estate.