The first episode of series 11 will open with police finding the body of local builder, Jim Tullman, who is found beaten to death on the steps of Tynemouth’s Collingwood Monument.
As Vera and her team get to work, she questions how a seeming beloved man could be attacked so viciously.
The mystery deepens when she discovers that Jim was due to testify in court as the key witness in a violent assault. Could these two crimes be connected?
As the beloved detective delves deeper into Jim’s life, she discovers unresolved bitterness between his estranged wife Barbara and doting son John Paul.