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)
"Few novelists write books as intelligent and deliciously frightening as those by Colin Dexter....What Mr Dexter does so well, so brilliantly, is weave a thick, cerebral story chock-full of literary references and clever red herrings." (Washington Times)
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.
This is useless. The chapters cut out midway through sentences so I've no idea how much of the book I even heard! Couldn't give a star rating to the story because I couldn't follow it either thanks to Mr Whateley's woefully flat and hurried reading style.
I returned this one!
Performance acted very well by Kevin Whately
Translates better to TV though as extra characters a bit confusing.
"Why was it abridged?"
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.
"Last Bus to Woodstock"
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.
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