Monday, September 27, 2010

CSI, Ellery Queen, Lord Peter Wimsey, and Midsomer Murders, New This Week on DVD

Telemystery, the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD

Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive selections of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available or coming soon to DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling four series being released this week.

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CSI: Season Ten, a Mystery TV Series
Information on CSI: Season Ten

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a fast-paced drama about an elite team of Las Vegas police forensic investigators trained to solve crimes the old-fashioned way -– by examining the evidence.

The ensemble cast is headed by Laurence Fishburne, who plays Dr. Raymond Langston, whose team is on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery.

The CSI: Season Ten DVD set of 7 discs contain the 23 episodes that aired on CBS from September 2009 through May 2010. The series is currently airing new episodes of its 11th season on Thursdays.

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Ellery Queen: The Complete Series, a Mystery TV Series
Information on Ellery Queen: The Complete Series

Here's a series that took way too long to arrive on DVD!

For a single season on NBC, Jim Hutton starred as Ellery Queen, mystery writer who solved real life crimes. David Wayne starred as his father, police inspector Richard Queen.

A feature of every episode was Ellery Queen, speaking to the viewing audience just before the denouement, saying, "Okay, you've got all the clues. Do you know who did it? I think I do. Can you guess?"

The Ellery Queen: The Complete Series DVD set of 6 discs contain the pilot episode (which aired in April, 1975) plus the 22 episodes that aired from September 1975 through April 1976.

Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and the pen name used by Daniel Nathan (Frederic Dannay) and Manford Lepofsky (Manfred Bennington Lee), who wrote a series of novels from 1929 through 1971 featuring the character. A mystery magazine, still being published, bears the authors'/character's name.

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Lord Peter Wimsey: Set Two, a Mystery TV Series
Information on Lord Peter Wimsey: Set Two

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in three period adaptations of the Dorothy L. Sayers novels.

In Murder Must Advertise (original publication date 1933), Lord Peter goes deep undercover at Pym’s Publicity to investigate the suspicious death of a young copywriter following his affair with a wealthy and indolent socialite.

In Five Red Herrings (1931), when the body of an unpopular artist is found in a stream, it’s up to Lord Peter to determine which of six suspects could have committed the crime.

In The Nine Tailors (1934), stranded in a sleepy village after a car accident, Lord Peter quickly stumbles upon a decades-old case of stolen emeralds, unidentifiable corpses, and coded messages.

The Lord Peter Wimsey: Set Two DVD set of 3 discs contain the above referenced episodes, which originally aired between 1973 and 1975.

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Midsomer Murders: Set Sixteen, a Mystery TV Series
Information on Midsomer Murders: Set Sixteen

The exceptionally popular -- and deservedly so -- village mystery series, Midsomer Murders, is currently airing episodes of its 13th season in the UK.

This Midsomer Murders: Set Sixteen DVD set of 4 discs contain episodes from the 11th season: "Midsomer Life", "The Magician's Nephew", "Talking to the Dead", and "Days of Misrule".

The series stars John Nettles as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby of the Causton CID, set in (fictional) Midsomer County. These episodes also star Jason Hughes as his partner, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones.

Midsomer Murders is based on characters created by crime novelist Caroline Graham. Several of the early episodes were adapted from her novels.

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Visit the Telemystery website to discover more television mystery series currently available on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

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