I bought this book in Oxford whilst visiting on holiday. After taking in the Morse sights (even seeing Morse’s MkI Jag used in Endeavour ready for filming), I decided it was finally time to read the books.
This is a great introduction to Morse. The character is clear as crystal and you can see the relationship between Morse and Lewis start developing. Not quite the friendship that is there in the series but it’s coming along nicely.
The mystery was intriguing and as a book it was very difficult to put down. I sat down for a quick read and before I knew it – forty pages had passed!
I know some people have complained about how the women are portrayed in the book but it was written in 1975 – what would you have authors do? Rewrite their works to keep up with an ever-changing modern audience? Be realistic people.
Overall, a very entertaining book that was engaging and very much a ‘page-turner’.