Blue Herrings | 2000
No one is surprised when Alice comes across the dead body of one of her friends -- after all, she lives in a nursing home for the aged where people die regularly. However, Alice is not sure whether her friend's death is from natural causes, for she is convinced that the Lawnside Rest Home is threatened by something much more sinister than old age. Because Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby has been selected to serve on a local government committee to promote better relations between the police and the public, he doesn't have much time to investigate the unfounded suspicions of his favorite aunt. Only Cully seems to make the effort to visit Alice and in doing so meets a retired actress named Monica. Alice repeatedly calls the police station desperate to speak with Barnaby. When Monica dies in her sleep, Barnaby begins to take notice of Cully and Alice's concerns.