Stephen Tompkinson returns as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks in three more chilling crime stories. As this series opens, Banks must learn to work with dramatic changes to his team. Detective Annie Cabbot is off on maternity leave soon to be replaced by the impossible-to-read Helen Morton. A new case becomes personal in Strange Affair when Banks discovers that his brother Roy is missing and Roy's girlfriend has been shot dead. In Dry Bones That Dream a seemingly ordinary man is murdered in his home for no apparent reason, but the unearthing of a secret double life leads Banks to explore the question of identity. A young girl is found murdered in Innocent Graves. All the evidence seems to suggest her drama teacher is the guilty man. Banks believes they have a watertight case, until the trial collapses. It’s up to Banks to find the real motive and the killer.