By Colin Dexter
"Cunning...Your mind's eye may be frenetically flapping its wings till the final chapter."
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Morse is having fun with a unprecedented if unsatisfying vacation in Dorset whilst the 1st letter seems to be within the instances. A 12 months prior to, a gorgeous Swedish scholar disappeared from Oxfordshire, forsaking a rucksack together with her id. because the woman was once dishy, younger, and touring by myself, the Thames Valley Police suspected foul play. yet and not using a physique, and with important few clues, the research flooring to a halt. Now it appears anyone who can carry again not is composing clue-laden poetry that starts an enthusiastic correspondence between England's news-reading public. now not one to be left in the back of, Morse writes a letter of his own--and follows a twisting course throughout the Wytham Woods that results in a so much stunning murder.
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Yes, perhaps so,' said Morse. ' CHAPTER EIGHT Extract from a diary dated 2 July 1992 (one day before Morse had found himself in Lyme Regis) I must write a chapter on 'Gradualism' in my definitive opus on pornography, for it is the gradual nature of the erotic process that is all important, as even that old fascist Plato had the nous to see. Yet this is a factor increasingly forgotten by the writers and the film-directors and the video-makers. If they ever knew it 'Process' is what it should be all about.
She was a pleasantly convivial woman, in her late forties, and Morse glanced appreciatively at the décolletage of her black dress as she bent forward with the wine list. ' 'Half a bottle of Medoc? Splendid vintage! ' 'A bottle might be better,' suggested Morse. '- the agreement signed with mutual smiles. ' 'Like all of us,' muttered Morse; but to himself, for she was gone. He realized that he was feeling hungry. He didn't often feel hungry usually he took most of his calories in liquid form; usually, when invited to a College gaudy, he could manage only a couple of the courses ordained; usually he would willingly exchange an entée or a dessert for an extra ration of alcohol.
That such a state of affairs wouldn't be all that bloody marvellous for the goody-goody girls who've been guarding their virginity. But at least I would be normal! I would be normal. Come on Time! Hurry along there! It is tomorrow that I see her and I can hardly wait to watch the hours go by. Why do I wait? Because although I have never really loved my wife (or my children all that much) I would sacrifice almost everything in my life if by so doing I could spare her the despairing humiliation of learning about my own shame.
The Way Through the Woods (Inspector Morse 10) by Colin Dexter