1 9 8 5 (UK)
6 x 60 minute episodes
Cool, incisive Scotland Yard detective Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh (Ray Marsden) returns in his third mystery case, this time to investigate the death of Alice Liddell (Freda Dowie), who ran a home for unwed mothers in Suffolk.
One of the residents there is Sally Jupp (Kim Thomson), who was a witness in a drug-related murder investigation in London (she discovered the strangled body of her drug-dealing former boss in the bargain basement of the book club where she once worked).
Back at home in Suffolk, Sally works at the local manor house for the Maxie family, and it is apparent that eldest son Stephen (Rupert Frazer) has more than a passing interest in her.
When sally dies at the Maxie residence, the question is, was she killed or did she commit suicide? and was it related to the London investigation?
Historic Rainthorpe Hall in Norfolk provided the atmospheric location.
Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh
Inspector John Massingham
Dr Stephen Maxie
Sir Reynold Price
Rev Bernard Hinks
Dr Charles Epps
DS Dick Daniel