Vancouver coroners, pathologists, and homicide detectives inhabit a murky world as they attempt to solve the mysteries behind the unnatural, accidental, or suspicious deaths committed in the city's back alleys and bedrooms. At times selfless, at times grudging, they all have agendas and histories, passion for their work, and ambition for their futures.
Charismatic, controversial, and mercurial Vancouver Coroner Dominic Da Vinci is the pivot around which this complex world spins.
As a spokesman for the dead, Da Vinci strives to give dignity to untimely death. For every issue he champions, there is the underlying knowledge of human frailty and a wry acknowledgment that his own personal and professional past is riddled with missteps. As a former undercover narcotics cop, he understands the realities of the street and the compromises cops sometimes make. He also knows the limitations that surround those who cut, collect, and expose the last secrets of a life lived, and the insights they can offer into death.
Da Vinci's Inquest is a Canadian dramatic television series that aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2005. Seven seasons of thirteen episodes each were filmed for a total of ninety-one episodes. The show, set and filmed in Vancouver, stars Nicholas Campbell as Dominic Da Vinci.
Da Vinci investigates a deadly house fire, while Leary and Shannon try to solve a case involving a missing person.
Da Vinci investigates the death of a man who was crushed by a parking-garage door. Meanwhile, Shannon and Leary search for suspects involved in a suspicious death.
Da Vinci investigates a cemetery with remains buried together, and declares it a crime scene. Meanwhile, a man claims that a homeless man killed his wife, and another man is injured in a suspicious house fire.
Da Vinci becomes suspicious of a man who survived two house fires. Meanwhile, Shannon and Leary investigate a double murder.
Kosmo investigates the fatal shooting of a drug dealer. Meanwhile, Da Vinci has difficulty with his house-fire investigation, and Leary and Shannon search for suspects in a gas-station robbery.
Leary and Shannon investigate whether a hermit killed his wife. Meanwhile, Da Vinci looks into the death of a man who appears to have fallen out of the sky.
Da Vinci uncovers some disturbing information about one of the commingled bodies. Meanwhile, Kosmo finds more evidence that a cop may be involved in a drug dealer's death and Rose continues to help Shannon and Leary in their search for a killer.
After a drinking binge, Leary scrambles to piece together the events of the previous night, leaving Shannon and Rose to have to work together. Meanwhile, Da Vinci thinks he knows who's responsible for commingling the bodies at the cemetery.
A fatal crash is linked to Rose and Shannon's robbery-homicide case. Meanwhile, unreliable witnesses plague Da Vinci's investigation into the commingled bodies.
Da Vinci is called to a fishing boat after a crew member is found dead in his bunk. Meanwhile, Kosmo encounters some obstacles as she continues to search for the killer of a small-time drug dealer.
Da Vinci and Zack have different theories about a possible hit and run. Meanwhile, Leary and Shannon try to figure out what happened to a cabbie found dead in his taxi.
Da Vinci investigates a homicide after a body is found amongst some blackberry bushes. Meanwhile, Laura Maitland creates new problems for Kurtz.
Shannon and Leary investigate the death of a woman whose body is found in the trunk of her car. Meanwhile, Da Vinci and Kosmo deal with a single, welfare mother.