By Friday evening, Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man facing charges of wilful murder, sexual assault, and rape.
But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key.
© Colin Dexter; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd
"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot." (The New York Times Book Review)
"[Dexter] is a magician with character, story construction, and the English language....Colin Dexter and Morse are treasures of the genre." (Mystery News)
"It is a delight to watch this brilliant, quirky man deduce." (Minneapolis Star & Tribune)
Let the wonderful Kevin Whatley read the unabridged book! I was so excited to see that he was narrating the books on which the tv series he was such a great part of was based, but so much of the book was left out,t hat I couldn't finish it.
Yes, if they are abridged
Try again - don't abridge
I enjoyed the look at an other country 's police procedure , in a different time and custom. The fact of Morse letting us see his own human side was touching. But, of course, our hard boiled detective did all of his work being true to the procedure. At the end he goes home by himself... Tired, but true to his office.
A mystery reader's delight. Crusty Inspector Morse bluffs and blusters his way through clues and byways to discover whodunnit in this case that turns his sensitivities topsy turvy. The presentation is greatly enriched by Kevin Whitely's narration.
Excellent story. Performance also fantastic. But editing is atrocious. The work is abridged, and sometimes it cuts out in full flow and begins a new scene.
"Translates better on screen"
Performance acted very well by Kevin Whately
Translates better to TV though as extra characters a bit confusing.
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