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Market for Murder is the second episode of the fifth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders. It was first shown on 16th June 2002.


Called to the village of Midsomer Market to investigate someone's car being set on fire, DCI Barnaby and DS Troy soon find themselves investigating the murder of Marjorie Empson who is found in her home bludgeoned to death. The focus of their attention is the the Reading Club, a group of five women who meet regularly not to discuss books in fact, but to manage a investment fund they have established. Two of the members were hoping to cash out their investments, but were prevented from doing so by the others. There are several other suspects, all in one way or another connected to the financial and investment world, but when a second member of the book club is killed, the police realize they may need to look for an altogether different motive.




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Midsomer Murders Series 5 Episode 2 - Market for Murder Preview


The following actors and actresses who appeared in this episode have also appeared in the following episodes

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