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Terrific BBC/PBS Mystery! co-production
on September 16, 2013
Minette Walters' sensational first novel made her an instant star in the mystery world, and this 3-hour 1998 TV adaptation is very faithful to the original book. Three women in a remote country house are suspected when the decomposing body of a man is found in the old ice house on their property, and it's up to the local police chief (Corin Redgrave) and his enthusiastic sergeant (a very young Daniel Craig) to solve the case. The writing, direction, and acting are first-rate, and Penny Downie (who played Adam Dalgliesh's assistant, Kate Miskin, in the BBC adaptations of the P. D. James novels) is a particular standout as the mysterious lady who owns the house. Great atmosphere and an intelligent story--what more could you want? Highly recommended.
PS--You should also read the original novel, and all of Minette Walters's wonderful suspense novels. She's one of the best writers around.