A rich newcomer to the village, Amanda Ballard, has found little favour among the Carsely locals. And when her body is found hanging from the bell ropes of the church in an apparent suicide, Agatha suspects foul play.
With a visit from the bishop looming, rich newcomer Amanda Ballard gathers together a group of villagers to practise ringing the bells. Murder soon rocks the tiny Cotswolds village of Carsely again when Agatha discovers the lifeless body of Amanda hanging in the belfry.
With a suicide note left beside her, the village assumes that widow Amanda took her own life. But not Agatha. Amanda was full of life and this bell ringing project was close to her heart, she would not have ended her life like this.
Agatha discovers that Amanda's ex-husband is very much alive and has been paying for her expensive tastes. Jez comes under suspicion, having known Amanda before she came to the area, as does Amanda's old school-friend Steph, who is recently out of rehab. Agatha deduces that Amanda was killed by somebody she was black-mailing but that still leaves rather a lot of suspects.
As Agatha's investigation takes her back to the bright lights of London, she discovers that Amanda, too, was leading a double life. But can she unmask the killer?
- This is the only episode to be based on an Agatha Raisin short story, rather than an Agatha Raisin book.
- Although their characters didn't share any scenes together, this episode reunites cast member Katy Wix with her former 'Not Going Out' co-star Sally Bretton.
- August 8, 2016 (USA)
- June 25, 2017 (France)