By the 16th of July the Master of Lonsdale was concerned, but not yet worried.
Dr Browne-Smith had passed through the porter's lodge at approximately 8.15am on the morning of Friday, the 11th of July. And nobody had heard from him since.
Plenty of time to disappear, thought Morse. And plenty of time, too, for someone to commit murder.
© 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)
Loved this tale and recognised the TV episode (though not called the same). Great having Kevin Whately's narration who even sounded a tad like John Thaw, no doubt having worked with him for so many years. I did have to rewind an odd time to get the characters or events clear. But a truly good listen.
All plot, very little character, no depth at all. But an intricate plot that ties together neatly at the end.
"Morse is the best"
Whately is a good reader. Having one of the stars of the TV series read these stories gives it a special quality.
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