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 homicide after a body is found amongst some blackberry bushes. Meanwhile, Laura Maitland creates new problems for Kurtz.
The death of a child always hits hard for those who have to investigate, especially when it looks like suicide. Da Vinci tries to rein in a community on a quest to publicly expose a suspect.
Da Vinci investigates the death of man who fell off the roof of his apartment building while attempting to steal cable. Meanwhile Kosmo and Leary uncover a witness in the police beating of a young drug dealer. Later, Zack and Da Vinci uncover some startling news about the mayor.
While Da Vinci remains at odds with the Mayor and Police Chief he attracts attention from Ottawa. Meanwhile, Leary and Kosmo discover that a murdered drug runner was under police surveillance and Shannon's reaction to a personal loss puts his job in jeopardy.
Da Vinci must get the support of the mayor and police for his red light district proposal. Meanwhile, Sue is secretly interrogated by Internal Affairs and Angela desperately tries to get her.
Da Vinci investigates a body in the sewer. Meanwhile, Brian accompanies Rose on a homicide case, and Kosmo is troubled by a witness from the past, at the same time that Shannon, while moonlighting as a hotel security guard, discovers some dirt.
Da Vinci begins to suspect that a widespread conspiracy is protecting the Mayor in the hit-and-run investigation. Meanwhile, a murdered drug runner turns out to be a childhood friend of Leary's and Kosmo's relationship with Sue attracts the attention of Internal Affairs.
The Mayor & the new Police Chief stand in the way of Da Vinci and his on-going investigations of a hit-and-run and a police beating. Meanwhile, Kosmo is investigated by Internal Affairs and Shannon & Rose work the case of a mummified baby found in a dumpster.
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.
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 tries to piece together an apparent murder/suicide. Meanwhile, Shannon and Rose investigate a severed head found in a bucket.
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.
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.
A fishing boat goes down in calm seas and three men with more than a century of experience die. Da Vinci, who is coping with his own grief, must navigate his way through the secrets of a grieving family, a stonewalling corporation and his own sympathies to find the truth.
The excavation for a water main turns up human bones. Kosmo takes up the challenge of piecing together the puzzle of Vancouver's 28 missing prostitutes.