Marley has a rare gift, she can talk to the dead. However, this gift is a mixed blessing as the ghosts she can currently communicate with sadly include her husband Adam, her lover Michael and the local vicar.
Former traffic cop Chris is a neurotic, over analytical loner. He has been searching for a family his whole life. Now he has finally found one. Unfortunately the family he's found are a bunch of psychotic gangsters.
Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.