Quick, call Tom Barnaby!

There goes my holiday

There goes my holiday

Murder in Midsomer.

A mother-of-two has been beaten to death while house-sitting for millionaire friends in their £1.6million mansion in an idyllic seaside village used as the backdrop for ITV’s Midsomer Murders.

The 55-year-old victim, Valerie Graves, died after suffering a serious head injury in the six-bedroom detached property in Bosham, near Chichester, West Sussex.

The divorcee, of nearby Bracklesham Bay, was found dead at 9.50am on Monday after house-sitting with her partner, mother and sister while the owners were on holiday over Christmas.

Police are yet to make an arrest in connection with her death and have not ruled out that she could have been murdered in a botched burglary.

Tom’ll figure out what I already have: the boyfriend did it.

UPDATE, Jan. 2nd: I was close – the police are concentrating on the victim’s ex-boyfriend.

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4 responses to “Quick, call Tom Barnaby!

  1. AJ

    Midsomer Murders is an excellent show. My favorite episode is the one where all the ladies in town had little sex businesses they were running on the side. Barnaby, of course, could have cared less, other than being amused: he was after a murderer.

  2. housecat

    You nerd, you. Bet you’re a diehard Masterpiece Mystery watcher, too. Did you catch the Sherlock Holmes marathon last night?

    • I did catch two episodes, which I enjoyed. I used to watch “Foyle’s War” with my anglophile mother and enjoyed that series too. I may not admire much about modern day Britain, but their TV series are terrific.

      • housecat

        They still play the old Foyle’s episodes on one of the regional PBS stations (NJ, I think). They resurrected the series, albeit without Sgt Milner, and set the new storyline a few years post-war. If you didn’t catch it a couple a months ago, they should have it available on DVD by now. Downton Abbey in 4 days! (Whoo-hoo)