Crimes Of Passion | Maria Lang – Season 1
1. Death Of A Loved One | Mördaren ljuger inte ensam
Puck Ekstedt has been invited by her university tutor to celebrate midsummer at his summer house on a secluded island, together with a group of friends including Einar Bure. Puck and Einar (Eje for short) are secretly courting and he is the reason she accepts the invitation.
The summer nights are seductively beautiful until Puck finds one of the female guests murdered. Einar contacts his best friend Christer Wijk, a police inspector, to investigate. In the meantime, they are trapped on the island – and someone amongst them is a killer.
2. King Lily Of The Valley | Kung Liljekonvalje
Spring is in the air and Puck, Einar (Eje for short) and Christer are invited to a wedding in Skoga. The day before the wedding, the bride-to-be enters a flower shop to inspect her bouquet, but suddenly vanishes without a trace.
Everybody close to the bride is a suspect, not least her best friend, whom Christer has just begun flirting with. Everybody seems to have something to hide. The question is: are their secrets connected to her disappearance?
3. No More Murders | Inte flera mord
Puck and Einar (Eje for short) have been married for two months when they decide to spend the last weeks of their holiday in Einar’s idyllic childhood town of Skoga. Puck’s father Johannes Ekstedt, professor of Egyptology, has a cat named Thotmes III that joins the couple.
They borrow Einar’s sister’s beautiful old wooden house as well as her highly competent housekeeper. But after the first night, the idyll crumbles when Einar finds a dead body on the lawn, a young man stabbed to death with a dagger. Christer Wijk enters the stage and, with the help of Puck’s observations, the mystery approaches its tragic solution.
4. Roses, Kisses And Death | Rosor, kyssar & döden
The country estate of Christer’s fiancee Gabriella is surrounded by fragrant roses of every colour. Puck and Einar (Eje for short) travel there for their engagement party, but the rose-scented idyll soon turns into a stifling backdrop when Puck finds Gabriella’s grandfather poisoned in his bed.
Little by little, we learn that the relationships between the people living on the estate are anything but uncomplicated and that there is a sexual frustration behind every well-polished marriage.
The question is, to what extent beautiful Gabriella is involved in the intrigues and how much of a coincidence it is that her grandfather is killed just when Christer is in the house.
5. Dangerous Dreams | Farliga drömmar
Puck has managed to get a job working for the eccentric Nobel Literature Prize laureate Andreas Hallman. Hallman is charming and genial, but also a neurotic tyrant. He forces his wife, his three grown children and a daughter-in-law to live in seclusion together, separated from the rest of the world.
One night, after the daughter-in-law’s birthday dinner, Hallman’s eldest and favourite son dies. The question is whether the son, who was frail and sickly, died of natural causes or not.
6. Tragedy In A Country Churchyard | Tragedi på en kyrkogård
On Christmas Eve a sumptuous Christmas table has been laid out in the vicarage for the vicar and his guests, Puck and Einar Bure and Professor Ekstedt. A woman knocks on the vicar’s door, concerned that her husband is missing. He is soon found murdered in his own country store and suddenly the vicarage and the village are teeming with photographers, forensic experts and police under Christer Wijk’s command.
Village gossip tears at old wounds while the mystery surrounding the crime thickens. This is turning into a Christmas that the peaceful village will never forget.