There seems to have been a definite shift back this series into the more quirky, macabre territory that Midsomer Murders used to feature heavily. After a period in which the plots became less unusual and more serious, the current production team have harked back to the earlier days and this year has seen some of the most bizarre murders yet none more so than in the first story The Dagger Club which mixes literary boastfulness with killer roulette wheels. The latter has to be seen to be believed kicking off the series with a real spark. Two of these wheels are delivered anonymously to characters who, upon opening them, find a message saying `whatever you do don’t spin the wheel`. They do of course and it sets off an electric charge that kills them! Even more over the top is a scene in which a character has been squashed by a printing press. When it is opened he has print stencilled across his body!
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