The Creeper is the sixth episode of the twelfth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was originally broadcast on 27th September 2009.


A cat burglar is on the loose, one known as "the Creeper", but the wave of burglaries they have committed, seem to have finally led to murder, when David Roper is found smothered in his bed on the Chettham family estate. Yet DCI Barnaby and DS Jones learn he may have been planning to write a book that could have been quite uncomfortable for someone, leading the pair to determine whether members of the Chettham family, or their friends, were responsible.


DCI Barnaby finds himself in charge of investigating The Creeper, a man who has been entering peoples homes in the dead of night, after the Chief Constable becomes the latest victim. It all becomes more serious when after one of the burglaries, a man is found dead in his bed. The dead man is David Roper, a ghostwriter by profession who was staying with the Chettam family. They had spent the previous evening at the home of Jack Filby who now owned the Chettham estate forcing the family to live in the dower house. Filby and Roper had a very loud argument after dinner with Roper, a reformed alcoholic, storming out of the house with a bottle of brandy in hand. He made it back to the dower house and was put to bed. The mystery grows when a second attendee at the same dinner is murdered and the Creeper visits the Barnabys in the dead of night, not to steal anything but to leave behind two clues. The discovery of a Chettham family secret, the second death and a bit of DNA testing not only leads to the identity of the killers but to the identity of the Creeper.



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

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