Another case for Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby (John Nettles) and Detective Constable Ben Jones (Jason Hughes). Retired society photographer Rex Masters (Richard Johnson) disappears as his niece Faith Alexander (Lisa Eichhorn) arrives on a visit from America. Miles King (David Troughton), Rex's gardener, is shocked when he meets Faith, as Rex told everyone that Faith and her entire family had died in a plane crash a year before. The following morning, Rex's body is discovered in Crofter's Weir. Barnaby and Jones delve into the village's past to uncover the truth.