During a local eclipse of the sun, Jeremy Harper, one of a group of amateur astronomers, is killed on Moonstone Ridge by a blow to the head with a meteorite. Jeremy had rowed with Laurence Janson, head of the university observatory over plans to extend the observatory onto the ridge but was unaware of his wife Catrina's affair with Janson. Local clairvoyant Mags Dormer had warned Jeremy of impending disaster and tells Barnaby that Moonstone Ridge is cursed, since Catrina's sister Mary, wife of pharmacist Harry Dutta, also died there some years earlier. Then other murders occur, of members of the group who were opposed to Janson's plans but had also made a discovery of their own, leading to a resolution of the case written in the stars.
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At one point, Barnaby does a web search. The list of results has the normal Google format and layout. At the top of the screen is the bottom half of what should be the word "Google" (in the usual font and colours). Although only the bottom half of the first word and start of the second word is visible, for a split second, it actually, obviously, says "Big-Brow..." rather than Google (or the previous text given here - "Big Brother"). Possibly it was meant to be "Big-Browser"? See more
When Barnaby and Jones visit Adrian Sharpe after Gagan goes missing, a kettle is heard whistling. However, when he takes the kettle off, it does not appear to be a whistling kettle as there is no whistle cap removed. However, there are some styles of kettle which have a whistling flap inside the spout, which would not be visible on camera. See more
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