'Do you think I'm wasting your time, Lewis?'
Lewis was nobody's fool and was a man of some honesty and integrity. 'Yes, sir.'
An engaging smile crept across Morse's mouth. He thought they would get on well together . . .
The death of Sylvia Kaye featured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail.
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 must follow his instincts if he is to unearth the culprit of this heinous crime.
'Highly effective . . . exceptionally clever'
'Let those who lament the decline of the English detective story reach for Colin Dexter'