The Brokenwood Mysteries

The Brokenwood Mysteries

Series 3

DVD - 2017
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DSS Mike Shepherd and DC Kristin Simms return to uncover more macabre goings on in the quaint, murder-ridden town of Brokenwood. Beneath the town's peaceful veneer are buried secrets, treacherous lies, and murderous rivalries.
Black widower : The Frog and Cheetah publican, Ray Neilson, has branched into tourism with his 'Lord of the Ringz Tours.' But when Ray's wife is discovered dead under a giant foam spider, things get mirky. But when the cause of death is revealed to be from New Zealand's only native venomous spider - the Katipo - the question becomes how did one spider administer ten times the lethal dose?
Over Her Dead Body: Brokenwood is in mourning at the passing of local poet Declan O'Grady. But things go from sad and bad to worse when his coffin accidentally falls from the hearse revealing that the corpse inside is not Declan but a young woman identifiable only be a notable scarlet tattoo.
Killing Machine: Charlie Baxter, Chairman of the Classic Car Restoration Society, is found dead next to his beloved El Dorado with a lungful of gasoline. Was this a petrol siphoning accident or something more deliberate? And does his death have anything to do with the unidentified body found in Charlie's garage the day before?
Merry Bloody Christmas Mike and his team find Santa Claus with his throat slit. Santa turns out to be the much-loved local Mayor. With elections looming, Mike's team turn their attentions towards the former Mayor's rivals.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, MD] : Acorn, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9786316787866
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE BROKE
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (approximately 369 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby digital
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Notes: Title from disc surface


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Aug 20, 2018

Complex episodes that let your brain work to the end.

Apr 15, 2018

Crimes to solve, crazy people to shake my head at, phobias to laugh about, and each episode reveals one tiny secret about each character. Fun on so many levels. Even the Christmas episode (Yes, I groaned at first) turned out to be a great story--and for once I guessed the wrong suspect! Start with season one, and get hooked on this high-quality show.

Jan 02, 2018

I love this series! So refreshingly different! Love the humour, the scenery, and the main characters! Can't wait for the next season!

Nov 03, 2017

This is a great series. Love the characters.

Aug 10, 2017

Brokenwood gets more boring the more I watch. I just watched part of the first disk and that will be all of this series I will waste my time on. The country western music is unpleasant to listen to and the plot is weak and silly, the characters are ridiculous!

Aug 08, 2017

Each season gets better. I really like Jared can't figure out how come he doesn't have a girl friend yet.The comedy is coming along as well. Looking forward to the fourth one.

Jun 23, 2017

Love this series.

May 09, 2017

Best season so far imho! Shepherd and Sims are now solving crimes like a well-oiled machine. There's a down-home feel to these episodes, and I'm finding the supporting ensemble provides great comedic effect. There's a DS with phobias to exploit; Russian medical examiner with a romantic interest in Mike Shepherd; a young Maori, who seems to have insights into most every crime, and even plays two different characters in the final episode; and a busybody who seems to show up daily with her own theory of whodunit! Just the right mix of drama and comedy, and never taking itself too seriously, makes this series a keeper!

Apr 12, 2017

I have collected the first three seasons. I look forward to #4.

One of my favorite mysteries - scenery is fantastic.

mystery lover

Mar 26, 2017

There will be a Series 4.

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