After reading the previous Morse installments, I was not disappointed in the least with this volume in the series. Rather, this volume was probably the apex of Dexter's writing career with so many false starts, dead ends, and plot twists.
The Morse-Lewis duo, now fully developed, allowed for a deeper plot format, all with Dexter's unique and professorial tone, shaping a most believable story well told and much appreciated.
Morse is clearly an internal processor of information, mulling through all the facts, searching for the most relevant to show themselves. All his character flaws revealed, Morse remains lovable and interesting while approaching the limits of our respect, only to emerge wiser and smarter in the end.
Again, I loved Dexter's insights and unparalleled wit scattered throughout this well-told mystery. Reading the series in order helps each new volume reveal more about Morse and Dexter too.
Great, satisfying read!