The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets. A series of grisly murders rocks the village of Fletcher's Cross and local spiritualists fall under suspicion. Barnaby and Scott immerse themselves in the luxurious world of rowing after a murder mars the annual Midsomer Regatta. In the orchid-mad village of Midsomer Malham, Barnaby and Scott must discover who would kill to own an extremely rare specimen. Why did the owner of Bantling Hall bequeath his champion thoroughbred to four Midsomer villagers? The only person who knows doesn't live to tell the tale.