Brokenwood Mysteries

The Scarecrow

Series 4 - Episode 3 The Scarecrow

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Review

There’s considerable distraction from the death of an organic farmer this week in the form of an unsung hero of the NZ drama, namely the scenery. Goodness, it’s gorgeous - rolling hills, lush pastures, lovely woodland. But we’re brought back down to earth with a bump when two local kids discover the scarecrow in an orchard isn’t made just of straw.

Soon we’re into a complex murder investigation, with identical twins, hostile neighbours and arguments over manuka honey classification all in the mix. And the sultry looks between detective Sims and plumber Kahu Taylor surely must be going somewhere. Surely?

Summary

New. Time for crime in the popular Kiwi drama series. Shepherd tries to solve the murder of farmer Philip Henderson, who was the victim of an obscure poison.