"[MORSE IS] THE MOST PRICKLY, CONCEITED, AND GENUINELY BRILLIANT DETECTIVE SINCE HERCULE POIROT."
--The New York Times Book Review
He meets her at a suburban party. They share a flirtation over their red wine . . . and he doesn't see her again. It's the old familiar story for Morse. Then one day he just happens to be in Jericho, where Anne Scott lives. Nobody's home--and Morse should know since her door is unlocked and he takes a quick look inside. Only later does Morse learn that the lady was at home, just not alive. The jury's verdict at the inquest is death by suicide. But that doesn't sit right with Morse, and he embarks on his own investigation into the tangled private life of a lovely woman, all the while feeling his own remorse of what might have been. . . .
"You don't really know Morse until you've read him. . . . Viewers who have enjoyed British actor John Thaw as Morse in the PBS Mystery! anthology series should welcome the deeper character development in Dexter's novels."
"A masterful crime writer whom few others match."
About Colin Dexter
Colin Dexter has twice won the Gold Dagger Award, the Crime Writers' Association's honor for the best novel of the year, most recently for The Way Through the Woods. He has twice won the Silver Dagger Award. He is also the author of The Daughters of Cain, Morse's Greatest Mystery, and ten other Inspector Morse novels. Dexter lives in Oxford, England.