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.
While Da Vinci is concerned about a potential surge in elderly deaths, he receives a surprising proposal. Meanwhile, Kosmo and Leary investigate a body found in a grow op house.
Da Vinci investigates the death of an ex-cop turned boxer. Meanwhile, Mick and Angela, investigate a body found in a house.
Da Vinci lobbies for the creation of a safe drug-use site, as well as a red-light district. Meanwhile, Kosmo and Leary look into a possible multiple-homicide case.
Da Vinci investigates the death of an Aboriginal Peoples needle-exchange worker. Meanwhile, Rose and Leo take on a case after a man receives a severed finger through the mail.
Da Vinci investigates a body found by the train tracks. Meanwhile, Shannon and Rose ask Suki for help on a case.
A woman finds her husband dead from an apparent suicide. Meanwhile, Kosmo and Leary investigate a body found in a parking garage.
Da Vinci tries to piece together an apparent murder/suicide. Meanwhile, Shannon and Rose investigate a severed head found in a bucket.
After a death in Stanley Park Da Vinci is forced to deal with the media response. Meanwhile, Kosmo and Leary investigate a man's body discovered on a tour bus.
The team investiages a man found hanging in a vacant house and an elderly man found dead in the woods.
Da Vinci examines the scene of an industrial accident. Meanwhile, Shannon and Rose investigate when a woman dies in an ambulance en route to the hospital.
Da Vinci and Zack investigate a death on a golf course. Meanwhile, Shannon and Rose look into a student's drowning.
Da Vinci investigates an overdose, while resisting pressure to use grief stricken parents to further his bid for Chief of Police. Meanwhile, Shannon and Rose call in Kosmo and Leary when a homicide is connected to their case against Brian.