Laura Hutton, played by Jane Booker, was a resident of Midsomer Worthy and appeared in the first series episode Written in Blood.

Laura was a member of the Midsomer Worthys Writers Circle and was writing a romance novel.

She owned a local antique shop, The Spinning Wheel. Laura sold the shop and left the village after the murder of Gerald Hadleigh.

Laura had secretly been in love with Gerald Hadleigh.  She had taken to walking past his home in the evening to watch him.  The night before he was murdered she observed a woman being dropped of in a taxi around midnight.

When Laura saw the woman let herself in she crept up to the window to see who it was.  A mirror in the room reflected back Gerald Hadleigh dressed as a woman.