This is Acorn's fourth recent compilation of Midsomer Mysteries. Other boxed sets in the series are Midsomer Murders: The Early Cases Collection, Midsomer Murders: Barnaby's Casebook, and Midsomer Murders: Village Case Files. The mysteries are in widescreen format with an aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and an approximate total running time of 25 hours for the boxed set. Fans of the series who haven't previously purchased series 13-16 will find all of those episodes in this collection.
The more the viewer watches Barnaby as he sorts out a variety of crimes the more they can get pulled into the lethal charms of Midsomer and its villages. The attention to detail of the interiors and the frequent outdoor settings help make Midsomer and its citizens come to vibrant life. This latest set of Midsomer Mysteries episodes, Midsomer Murders: Mayhem & Mystery Files, is a very welcome addition to any mystery-lover's collection.