Monday, October 3, 2016

'Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas' DVD Review

 Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is a charismatic methodical investigator working the streets of the city of Toronto. He loves to use the new innovative forensic methods in solving some of the cities worst crimes. Murdoch and his team come up against a gruesome Christmas murder.

Murdoch and his friend and colleague Dr. Ogden (Helene Joy) are attending a charity gala for the sick children of Toronto. The two of them run into the host Alister McGowan of the event dressed as Santa Claus. One major problem is that they find him dead with his neck broken. They also realize that all the gifts for the children have been stolen.

 What makes this a bizarre case is that witnesses thought they heard a wild animal at the time of the murder. Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) comes up with the possibility that the killer may be the legendary creature called Krampus. In other words the team hasn't any idea as to who committed the murder. Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris) is pretty much no help as he is more worried about the fact that he may be spending the holiday by himself. The team have to pull it together and not only find the murderer but also locate the stolen presents.

McGowan, a philanthropist at best was not the man he proclaimed to be. He had his enemies one being his former business partner. His family life had its ups and downs especially with his wife. Murdoch begins his search for the killer close to home so to speak. The gifts are found to be in possession of one St. Nick (Edward Asner). He's been handing them out to the needy and is arrested but nobody really believes he committed the murder.

Acorn brings this wonderful holiday mystery to DVD on October 4th, 2015. The DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This will make a wonderful addition to that personal library or could be an excellent gift come this Christmas, your choice. Then again you could simply pick up two one for you and one for a dear friend. Either way enjoy this wonderful mystery.