Brokenwood, New Zealand: Population 5000 and declining – slowly – one by one, or two by two, depending on the murder rate that week. Series Six of hit New Zealand crime drama The Brokenwood Mysteries recently aired on UKTV’s Drama Channel, and arrives on DVD 17 February 2020, alongside the Series 1 to 6 Box Set, and we have 3 box sets to give away courtesy of Acorn Media International.
Four-times-divorced, country-music-loving, big city cop Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea – Go Girls) has settled into the rural town of Brokenwood. He was first brought in to solve the case of a dead farmer suspected of foul play, and never left…but there’s no rest for the wicked and the crimes keep on coming. Along with his by-the-book young partner Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland – The Almighty Johnsons), Mike delves into the quaint community’s dark underbelly, where shadows lurk beneath the surface.
A murder at a Victorian dress-up Steampunk event, a renowned crime author falling victim to a killing right out of his books, an animal activist found dead on the first day of duck hunting season, and run-ins with some familiar faces as they are called in to investigate a suspicious suicide at Brokenwood Women’s Prison – can Mike and the team get to the bottom of these gruesome goings-on?