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Blood on the Saddle is the third episode of the thirteenth series of the popular British crime drama Midsomer Murders and was first broadcast on 8th September 2010

Synopsis

Ford Florey is a town with a Wild West Society and many grudges. During a Wild West show at the local faire, the witch on the 'Dunk the Witch' stall is well and truly dunked. Laughter turns to horror when she doesn't get up and the water in the tank starts to turn red. DCI Barnaby and DS Jones need to be quick to track down the murderer.

Plot

Tom and Joyce Barnaby attends the village fête in Ford Florey and the DCI soon has two murders to solve. The fête has an American Wild West theme but the first victim is Faye Lennox who was dressed as a witch and working at the dunk tank. She was shot however and nothing out of the ordinary was heard given the show that was going on at the same time. Lennox was having an affair with local landowner Jack Fincher, something that was generally known in the village and also by his wife, Susan, who was sitting with Tom and Joyce at the time of the shooting. When Jack Fincher is later found dead having been roped and dragged through the fields. Fincher was known to have been in a dispute with his neighbor, Silas Burbage, over the ownership of a piece of land. The ownership issue is coming to a head as the leader of a group of travelers, Dan Malko, is keen to purchase the property for his group. Another death and near-deadly attack will occur before Barnaby sorts it all out.

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