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Two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) stars as DCI Vera Stanhope, a caustic but brilliant detective with a messy personal life. Aided by right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth (David Leon) and later by troubled DS Aiden Healy (Kenny Doughty), she solves horrendous crimes in the remote corners of rural Northumberland. Based on the best-selling novels by Ann Cleeves, this atmospheric drama delivers compelling characters, superb performances, and suspenseful mysteries. Sheer heaven for fans of police proceduralsPhiladelphia Inquirer. 20 feature-length mysteries, over 30 ½ hrs, 20 DVDs
Set 1, Disc 1
Episode 1: Hidden Depths
A handsome young man, a coquettish student teacher, and nothing in common between themexcept that both were murdered and left with their bodies meticulously posed. As the killer begins to zero in on a third victim, DCI Stanhope finds suspects and motives mounting.
Set 1, Disc 2
Episode 2: Telling Tales
Eleven years ago, Jeanie Long was found guilty of murder, despite unwaveringly maintaining her innocence. On the strength of new evidence, DCI Stanhope must put together the pieces of a decade-old murderand stop a ruthless killer before he or she strikes again.
Set 1, Disc 3
Episode 3: The Crow Trap
As groundbreaking begins on a rock quarry in the moorlands, a local woman who had opposed the construction is found murdered. She had been pressured to sell her land to the developers but refused. When two other women with connections to the project find their own lives in danger, Vera questions what makes this quarry worth killing for.
Set 1, Disc 4
Episode 4: Little Lazarus
Generally indifferent towards children, DCI Stanhope finds herself acting as caretaker for a boy whose mother was murdered before his eyes. As she unravels the deadly secrets that led to the womans demise, Vera finds a kindred spirit in the boyand the key to her case lying deep in his disturbed memory.
Set 2, Disc 1
Episode 1: The Ghost Position
Vera Stanhope is reunited with her first mentor after his home is firebombed and his teenage daughter badly injured in the blaze. Having survived an apparent murder bid, her old friend then makes a tragic decision, leaving Vera to find out why.
Set 2, Disc 2
Episode 2: Silent Voices
What connects the murder of a well-respected social worker and a famous case in which a child was drowned by his own mother? The answer seems to lie in a book the murdered woman was writing-until Stanhope's prime suspect ends up drowned, too.
Set 2, Disc 3
Episode 3: Sandancers
The authorities at a local army base are keen to declare the death of a decorated Afghanistan War veteran a suicide, but Stanhope has other ideas. Yet when a fellow soldier confesses to the killing, the detective doesn't believe that either and continues to pursue the investigation wherever it leads.
Set 2, Disc 4
Episode 4: A Certain Samaritan
When a young man is found dead with heroin in his body and a stolen credit card in his wallet, Stanhope and Ashworth suspect he led a life his possessive mother knew little about. Only when they learn details of the mother's own life does a motive for murder emerge.
Set 3, Disc 1
Episode 1: Castles in the Air
Three girlfriends spend the weekend partying at an isolated country retreat, and one ends up dead with a shotgun blast to the chest and a local hunter the prime suspect. Too late, Stanhope realizes that the dead woman was not the intended target any more than her suspect was the actual shooter.
Set 3, Disc 2
Episode 2: Poster Child
A respected surgeon is murdered and his two teenage daughters abducted, leaving a wife and mother distraught and Stanhope at a loss for a motive. Ashworth spurs his boss to look for a family link to both the killing and the kidnappings.
Set 3, Disc 3
Episode 3: Young Gods
When an extreme sports fanatic plunges to his death from a cliff after an apparent fight, Stanhope and Ashworth begin to search for potential enemies. An estranged ex-girlfriend will shed no tears at the young man's death, but the detectives discover that someone else has been holding a grudge as well.
Set 3, Disc 4
Episode 4: Prodigal Son
The fatal stabbing of a former police officer outside a Newcastle nightclub sets Stanhope on a quest to recreate the victim's last movements. What she finds leads her back 25 years, to a web of deception, lies, and-ultimately-a brutal death.
Set 4, Disc 1
Episode 1: On Harbour Street
Stanhope investigates the stabbing death of a senior citizen aboard a crowded rush-hour train-and learns that the chief witness to the woman's killing is Ashworth's young daughter. The case takes the detectives to a tightknit community in the quiet coastal town where the victim lived and where, Stanhope suspects, the killer knew her well.
Set 4, Disc 2
Episode 2: Protected
When a young man is beaten to death along the seafront at a popular resort, Stanhope wonders why he was there rather than at his father's retirement party. Suspicion falls on a local arcade owner with a grudge against the father. However, the inspector believes the answers may lie with the deceased's own family-the domineering patriarch, stepmother, underachieving brother, and a sister who appears not to have had contact with the others for years.
Set 4, Disc 3
Episode 3: The Deer Hunters
Two local poachers are shot at and their truck torched-while less than a mile away, a man recently returned to the area is killed with a single round from a hunting rifle. The gamekeeper from the nearby estate denies involvement in the incidents, and Stanhope and Ashworth keep all their options open as they enter a world dominated by rural tradition and life on the moors.
Set 4, Disc 4
Episode 4: Death of a Family Man
Was the dead body found in a local river a case of suicide or murder? The victim was a successful businessman who was supposed to be on a business trip to Dublin. The waters muddy further when Stanhope and Ashworth discover that other law-enforcement authorities are interested in the man and that there was more to his family life than met the eye.
Set 5, Disc 1
Episode 1: Changing Tides
A fire at a vacation park on the Northumberland coast destroys three cabins and leaves behind the charred remains of the park owners sister. The night before, she had been partying with a group of younger people, including her nieces fiancé. When Stanhope learns the victim had been locked in her cabin, she realizes that the blaze was no accident.
Set 5, Disc 2
Episode 2: Old Wounds
The discovery of human remains partially buried in the woods leads Stanhope and Healy back to the disappearance of a local schoolgirl during a coalminers strike 30 years earlier. At the time, everyone believed she had run off to London after problems at home, and the police had paid little attention to the case. Then evidence turns up indicating the girl was at the scene of the strike. Could the protests be connected to her death?
Set 5, Disc 3
Episode 3: Muddy Waters
Stanhope and Healy investigate the murder of a member of the Irish traveler community, found floating in a farms slurry tank. The farmer reports that two of his laborers, both illegals from Serbia, have vanished, though he is less forthcoming about his familys long-running dispute with the travelers. Could the disappearance of the Serbians and the death of the Irishman be connected?
Set 5, Disc 4
Episode 4: Shadows in the Sky
A well-loved family man plunges to his death from the top of a multistory parking lotbut did he jump, or was he pushed? Stanhope discovers the victim had been drinking, fighting, and lying to his wife and children. He had also made enemies among his coworkers at the docks, who blamed him for a recent fatality. The detectives try to untangle the web of secrets the dead man was hiding
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Upplagd i sortimentet: 8 augusti, 2016