I can't wait for the new season of Masterpiece Mystery! For those of you who were worried that Inspector Lewis wouldn't be on the list, fear not. Four new Inspector Lewis episodes have been added to the PBS schedule. They'll air in September. This season also sees the debut of the Aurelio Zen mysteries, based on the books by Michael Dibdin. Just an FYI, the episodes are usually on the website the week or so after they air, so be sure and check.
A trio of new episodes feature David Suchet as the suave Belgian detective. In Three Act Tragedy (June 19), a cocktail party is the scene of a crime, while in The Clocks (June 26), multiple frozen clocks factor into a murder. Poirot investigates a death at a festive event turned foul in Hallowe'en Party (July 3).
Julia McKenzie is back as Agatha Christie's detective with a gentle smile and probing mind in the all-new episode The Pale Horse (July 10). Miss Marple's old friend is found murdered, and when she receives a list of names sent by the victim before his death, Miss Marple seeks justice.
What does an honest cop do when his bosses are on the side of the lawbreakers? Outwitting prosecutors, politicians, mobsters, kidnappers and killers, Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy. Rufus Sewell stars as Zen, based on the books of Michael Dibdin. Episodes: Vendetta, Cabal, Ratking. Zen premieres July 17, 24 & 31.
Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox are back as Inspector Lewis and DS Hathaway in four new Oxford University-based whodunits, which have them solving cases at an all-female college, investigating the poisoning of a bishop, looking into a clinical trial and examining a sinister blackmail plot. Inspector Lewis: Series IV September 4, 18, 25 and October 9.
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