Nothing is as it seems behind the well-trimmed hedges of the picturesque cottages in the idyllic English county of Midsomer. Beneath the tranquil surface of sleepy village life exists in dark secrets, scandals and downright evil. Felicity Turner and Antonia Wilmot are having morning coffee discussing their husbands. They hear shouts and moments later a man falls from the roof. They rush outside and find the body of Felicity's husband Nick. Barnaby and Scott are called in to investigate and discover that the Turners are heavily in debt. But was this suicide or does the shouting suggest something more sinister?