‘Magpie Murders’ Review on the Cozy Crime Drama

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The six-episode television series, which debuts on October 16, is based on the same-titled book.

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The concept of a narrative inside a story adds a novel twist to the traditional detective fiction.

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Alan Conway, the prized asset of her publishing firm, passed away, and Susan Ryeland looks into it.

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Conway's imagined Poirot-like sleuth makes his way to Saxby-on-Avon to look into who beheaded Sir Magnus Pye (Loren Cranitch).

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The preternaturally brilliant investigator soon links the one murder to two other hamlet fatalities.

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In addition, some antique Roman items were stolen from Pye's home.

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The first episode of PBS's Magpie Murders airs on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Both a murder mystery and a self-aware parody of the genre, the programme is both.

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It calls for a little more focus than the typical PBS Sunday night mystery.

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However, the needed investment is worthwhile.

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