Vera takes a look into the death of pensioner Margaret Kraszewski,who was stabbed on a train during the rush hour. The case ends up having a massive impact on Joe's home life after his daughter is named as a key witness.
Vera investigates after the son of a prominent local family is discovered murdered on the beach at Whitley Bay. A witness saw local arcade owner Larry Crowe arguing with David Kenworthy on the night of his death.
Sassi and Louis Barnes find Shane Thurgood, dead from a single gunshot wound on the moors of the Northumberland countryside. and an abandoned lorry is discovered a mile away after having been set on fire. Joe believes that it is case of a poacher’s war gone wrong but Vera Stanhope finding out the truth is never that easy.
Vera is called in to investigate the mysterious death of businessman John Shearwood, who has been discovered floating in the waters under the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. His wife Stella and brother Luke are baffled to find out that he had been working as an informant for Revenue and Customs.