Murder in Suburbia: Complete Collection

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  • Detective Inspector Kate Ashurst, a graduate of a posh girls’ academy, has a sharp, analytical mind; her working-class partner, Detective Sergeant Emma Scribbins, relies on her instincts. Together this sassy, sexy investigative team uncovers the dark urges behind suburban Middleford’s placid façade. Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, and Jeremy Sheffield star.. Detective Inspector Kate Ashurst, a graduate of a posh girls’ academy, has a sharp, analytical mind; her working-class partner, Detective Sergeant Emma Scribbins, relies on her instincts. Together this sassy, sexy investigative team uncovers the dark urges behind suburban Middleford’s placid façade. Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, and Jeremy Sheffield star.

    "These first-rate British murder mysteries are clever and are highlighted by some hilarious verbal exchanges between the two women."—Deseret Morning News
    "The episodes are well written, well acted and overall, well executed."—Movie Web
    "The right amount of sass along with their sleuthing skills makes this show a winner."—Calgary Sun
    "…quirky characters and wily humor…"—Crimespree Cinema
    . Season 1
    Episode 1
    The murder of a well-to-do businesswoman seems to be tied to Applejacks, a singles club.

    Episode 2
    A housewife who raises money for a charity benefiting African animals turns up dead, and the investigation leads to a group of patrons who excel at monkeying around.

    Episode 3
    It's just your typical stag party - booze, carousing, strippers, and murder.

    Episode 4
    A torched Mercedes and the burnt body of its owner lead the investigators to ritzy Hollingford Avenue, and they soon discover where there's smoke, there's fire.

    Episode 5
    How hard is it to get your child into prestigious Middleford Comprehensive? You might say it's murder.

    Episode 6
    Bernard Lloyd loved home improvement projects to death, literally - after his latest project proved to be too noisy for his sedate neighborhood, Bernard turns up murdered with his own hammer.

    Season 2
    Episode 1
    After teenager Holly Andrews dies of a single stab wound in a church graveyard one night, Ash and Scribbs delve into schoolgirl witchcraft at exclusive St John’s Academy. A coded diary reveals that more than one suspect was doing the jolly with Holly. But who was casting black spells on whom?

    Episode 2
    Estate agent Phil Jakes doesn’t seem to care that most of his clients and even his colleagues hate him. But then someone closes Phil’s sale for good by applying a paperweight to the back of his head. His murder involves Ash and Scribbs in the seamy, cynical world of suburban real estate.

    Episode 3
    'Marriage is where we admit that our parents were right,' Ash advises Scribbs. 'Don’t ever forget that.' At this wedding, though, the father of the bride winds up dead wrong. Peeking behind the bridal veil and bouquets, Ash and Scribbs find that nothing is exactly what it seems.

    Episode 4
    Who saved the last dance for Sandra? The lovely young salsa enthusiast took a tumble off a high balcony, and her death definitely looks like murder. The investigation leads the detective duo to Middleford’s steamiest salsa club, where the passions run as hot as the rhythms – and even Ash catches the fever.

    Episode 5
    The brutal murder of Christine Archer, proprietress of a local dog day care center, introduces Ash and Scribbs to some temperamental canines and their eccentric, equally temperamental owners. But, as Ash and Scribbs soon discover, the bonds between dogs and their masters often prove stronger than those between human beings.

    Episode 6
    The Birch Grove elder home’s motto is 'Life begins at 70.' Unfortunately, life also ends there for Johnny Jones, a ‘50s crooner drugged and drowned in his bathtub. It seems that the former heartthrob never lost his sex appeal., as Ash and Scribbs turn up plenty of suspects among his aged admirers and rivals.