Strangler's Wood | 1998
When the body of a young, beautiful South American woman is found strangled with a striped neck tie around her neck, Barnaby and Troy are called upon to deal with the crime. Barnaby's strong sense of deja vu is soon confirmed when he realizes that the circumstances of this murder are very similar to those of three girls killed nine years earlier. The latest murder victim was the face of "Carla" cigarettes. Suspects include: John Merrill, who Barnaby suspects of being set up; the creepy and menacing Leonard; the plump, ever-scowling au pair Anna Santarosa; the officer in charge of the case years before, George Meekham; and the slick chairman of Monarch Tobacco, Bill Mitchell.