CRIMINAL INSTINCTS: Adapted from the Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries, Gemini Award winners Wendy Crewson (Airforce One, The Sue Rodruigez Story) and Victor Garber (Sleepless in Seattle, Titanic) are back in their roles as ex-cop Joanne Kilbourn and Police Inspector Philip Millard. Kilbourn may have resigned from the police force, but when a case affects her and the people she loves, she gets involved. To get the job done, she must find the balance between working a case her own way and relying on the resources of the police -- a combination which sometimes puts her at odds with Millard and sometimes makes them strange allies.
"The Wandering Soul Murders" and "A Colder Kind of Death"
In THE WANDERING SOUL MURDERS, Kilbourn is pulled into a case when one of her daughter's employees is found murdered. She quickly learns that the death is only the latest in a series of homicides involving teenage prostitutes. When she publicly criticizes the police force for mishandling the investigation, she is asked to produce an investigative story for a local television newsmagazine. Will Millard help her find the killer? The music, written by Amin Bhatia (and featuring guitar performances by Doug Pennock on The Wandering Soul Murders), underscores the tension and mystery of this exciting show.
Kilbourn has no patience for sloppy police work. She quit the police force when they failed to find her husband's murderer. In A COLDER KIND OF DEATH, Kilbourn comes face to face with the case that changed her life. Six years after her husband's death, the police have found enough evidence to arrest a prime suspect, who is himself murdered by an unknown killer. When the suspect's wife is strangled to death, Kilbourn is shocked to learn the instrument of death was her own scarf. To make matters worse, other evidence and the ensuing investigation all point to Kilbourn as the murderer. She must push aside all the resurfacing pain and memories to learn the truth and exonerate herself. THE WANDERING SOUL MURDERS and A COLDER KIND OF DEATH are produced by Toronto's Shaftesbury Films and both originally aired on CTV.