In "Small Mercies", the victim of a bizarre murder is found in a miniature reproduction of Midsomer County village that resembles a scene from the story of Gulliver’s Travels. This unlikely fairytale like setting is the stage for a string of murders that, seemingly unrelated, reveal a dark secret that would devastate the honor of an English family.
In "The Creeper", a bold cat burglar that breaks into homes while the residents are sleeping, witnesses a crime, and is framed for murder. How can a criminal clear his name, while staying out of jail? By breaking into the home of Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and leaving clues, possibly including the clue needed to find the real culprits.
Finally, in "The Great and The Good", a nervous school teacher with a rather odd sleep walking condition is the central focus of turmoil, and murder. The teacher has a curious dilemma. Every night, it seems like there is an intruder in her home, but there is never a clue as to whom the phantom intruder may be. However, one day a body winds up in the house, making the home owner a suspect of a crime most foul.
Midsomer Murders - Set 18 is not just bloody murder and villains in the shadows; there are some great “one liners” and humorous incidents that help to keep the episodes light hold the story together. The cast portray their roles in a truly believable manner, and guest stars that are recognizable for their well-known British television roles.
I was pleased to find some nice extras in the set, including interviews Jason Hughes, who portrays Barnaby’s right hand man Ben Jones, lending us additional insight into the series and the characters.