Paschal and Samantha Investigate: Season 4

More storylines for Ireland’s modern husband-and-wife investigating team:
1. DEAD IN A FLASH
During the reconstruction of a traumatic flashing incident, the woman playing the victim is brutally murdered. Will Samantha agree to play the victim in another reconstruction?
2. IT’S A TOUGH JOB
Paschal is hired as bodyguard to glamorous film star and infamous maneater, Arcadia Welles, who has so many notches in her bedpost she could go into the sawdust business.
3. THE GRIM REAPER OF LEAFY MEADOWS
Paschal disguises himself as a grey-haired, bespectacled pensioner to investigate a series of suspicious deaths in the Leafy Meadows Nursing Home run by the sinister Sidney and Penelope Darling. On his first night in the Home, his walking frame is sabotaged.
4. MURDER UNDER THE MISTLETOE
Suspicion falls on Paschal when the odious Felix Fry, who has been making lewd comments to Samantha over the privet hedge, is found brutally murdered at a neighbourhood Christmas party.
5. KILLING IN THE BACK ROW OF THE MOVIES
Paschal and Samantha’s romantic night at the cinema is ruined when a member of the audience dies in mysterious circumstances beside them. The investigation reveals that his popcorn had been poisoned.
6. A SUCKER FOR A HARD LUCK STORY
It’s Samantha to the rescue when Paschal is conned out of the week’s takings by a begging woman with fifteen ragged children, none of them her own.
7. MEASURED FOR MURDER
When her carpet-fitter is brutally murdered, Samantha investigates and discovers that he had a lucrative side-line in white slavery. Can she and Paschal solve the murder while at the same time getting someone to finish their front room?
8. PLAYWRITING CAN BE MURDER: PART 1
When local playwright, Bradley Burgh-Lacy writes a hit play about nymphomania and dodgy perms in the ICA, the celebrations are marred slightly by his murder.
9. PLAYWRITING CAN BE MURDER: PART 2
Who stuck the knitting needles in Tullyhooley’s much-loved playwright? Is the play really based on local Guild President, Tilly Dwyer? And can she really multi-task on a kitchen work-top? Paschal and Samantha investigate.
10. THE ELF ON THE RIGHT WITH THE GUN
Paschal and Samantha are hired by a neurotic toy store Santa, who is convinced that one of his elves is trying to kill him. Paschal goes undercover in Santa’s Grotto as Englebert the Elf, whose tight-fitting costume is in danger of cutting off the blood flow to vital parts of his anatomy.
11. ONE CORPSE TOO MANY
Paschal is asked to play a corpse in a Murder Mystery Weekend at plush secluded hotel. Then a real body is found.
12. CHILDREN OF THE SCARIFICIAL ALTAR: PART 1
Paschal and Samantha are asked to babysit two apparently sweet doting children, Damien and Hildegarde. But why are their parents carrying so many suitcases to their car for just an overnight stay? And why is a removals van pulling into their driveway?
13. CHILDREN OF THE SACRIFICIAL ALTAR: PART 2
Paschal and Samantha are slightly concerned when they find Damien standing over the body of their kindly next-door neighbour, Bessie Bird, carrying a pin-riddled effigy of her in his hand. And why is Hildegarde showing such a fascination for steak knives? And the children’s parents are now six hours overdue.
14. AND THE LOSER IS…..
Paschal has a win on a scratch card, but when he goes to claim his prize at Shotgun Sam’s Supermarket, he is told that the card is a forgery. However, Samantha believes that her husband may be the victim of an elaborate con trick.
15. SCENT OF THE KILL: PART 1
Paschal and Samantha investigate the bizarre shooting of retired British Army Major, Rupert Fancy by his wife, Prunella on their sprawling country estate in Co. Meath after she apparently mistook him for a rabbit. The investigation is hampered by Prunella’s horsey snob friends, who all have clipped accents and a worrying taste in sleeveless anoraks.
16. SCENT OF THE KILL: PART 2
Did Prunella Fancy deliberately shoot her husband? Or did she, as she claims, mistake him for a rabbit because of his peculiar ears? Paschal and Samantha believe she is innocent, but are slightly put off by her irritating snort, which sounds like a brood mare.
17. SCENT OF THE KILL: PART 3
Suspicion falls on Rupert and Prunella’s daughter, Allegra, a spirited filly, who spends a lot of time in the stables breaking in the new stable-hands. Paschal finds himself falling under Allegra’s spell as his eyes are transfixed by her seemingly never-ending cleavage.
18. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEATH: PART 1
Samantha goes undercover in the local office of the Department of Social Protection where a number of unexplained deaths have taken place. She discovers a seedy sex-for-sale world where a pasted-on smile and the wink of a glass eye can lead to a knife in the back behind the broken down photocopier.
19. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEATH: PART 2
Who has been throwing darts at the sacred photo of Joan Burton? How will staff react when they are told that all loo paper is being replaced by used departmental circulars. Meanwhile Samantha discovers that a memo from the Supervisor can lead to death.
20. DANCE UNTIL I DIE: PART 1
Paschal and Samantha join a Set Dancing class to get back to their Celtic roots, but end up using their detective skills to investigate the bizarre murder of a local farmer and publican, who was stabbed during the Walls of Limerick.
21. DANCE UNTIL I DIE: PART 2
Paschal discovers that the intended victim was camp instructor, Floyd Flatley, who has had a recent very public break-up with his partner, Darcy Truelove.
22. WHEN I TIED MY SOUL TO THE WIND
A young Italian woman turns up on Paschal and Samantha’s doorstep claiming that Paschal is the father of her twins, Giovanni and Umberto as a result of a brief dalliance during their wild student days.
23. DEATH OF A SALES ASSISTANT
Paschal and Samantha face one of their most baffling cases to date when they investigate the murder of a sales assistant, who was found in a gorilla costume with a spear through his heart at a bizarre fancy dress party run by a local councillor.
24. RETURN OF THE MARIE CELESTE: PART 1
A Mediterranean cruise turns into a nightmare for Paschal and Samantha when the entire crew and passengers of their ship, “The Sailor’s Curse” disappear overnight.
25. RETURN OF THE MARIE CELESTE: PART 3
Trapped aboard “The Sailor’s Curse” with a psychotic killer, Paschal and Samantha see storm clouds on the horizon. Then Paschal begins to feel seasick. Can Samantha fight on alone.
26. OUT OF A CLEAR BLUE SKY: PART 1
An outdoor Coffee Morning, run by Daphne Courtney-Forbes, to launch her new Upmarket Party is rudely interrupted when a dead parachutist drops onto the food table smashing her lemon meringue pie and forcing her to serve a limp apple strudel instead. Paschal and Samantha investigate and discover the dark underbelly of Tullyhooley’s super rich.
27. OUT OF A CLEAR BLUE SKY: PART 2
Samantha discovers that the dead parachutist was once an accountant for a firm run by Daphne’s father. Meanwhile Paschal goes undercover in the Upmarket Party.

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