The Remorseful Day (Inspector Morse 13) by Colin Dexter

By Colin Dexter

For a yr, the homicide of Mrs. Yvonne Harrison at her domestic in Oxfordshire had baffled the Thames Valley CID. the way of her death--her bare handcuffed physique left mendacity in bed--matched her popularity as a girls of adventuresome sexual tastes. The case appeared excellent for Inspector Morse. So why has he refused to turn into involved--even after nameless tricks of recent facts, even after a clean homicide? Sgt. Lewis's loyalty to his infuriating boss slowly turns to deep misery as his personal investigations recommend that Mrs. Harrison was once no stranger to Morse. faraway from it. by no means has Morse played extra brilliantly than during this ultimate experience, whose masterly twists and turns throughout the shadowy byways of ardour grip us to the demise. . . .

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Forget it! The typewriter? God! How many typewriters were there to be found in Oxfordshire? In any case. Strange held the view that in the early years of the new millennium the streets of the UK's major cities would be lined with past-sell-by-date typewriters and VDUs and computers and the rest. And how was he to find an obviously ancient typewriter for God's sake, one with a dred and overworked ribbon of red and black? 49 He might as well try to trace the animal-inventory from the Ark. Forget it?

It's just that we all like to pretend a bit. tend to say we're fine, even if we're feeling lousy. " Sarah said nothing. Just sat there. A little humiliated. And he continued: "There are a good many patients here who are professional liars. Some of them I've known for years, and they've known me. We tell each other lies, all right. But it doesn't matter because we know we're telling each other lies . . Anyway, that's enough about that. ) " I see you've got Mr David Mackenzie on your list next Monday.

There were no tears in her eyes as she replied: "I can't do THE REMORSEFUL DAY that, Frank. But there's one thing I can do: I'm going, as you so delicately put it, to bugger off! " In full control of herself she turned the catch on the Yale lock, and the door closed quietly behind her. 41 chapter nine He looked at me with eyes I thought I was not like to find (A. E. Housman, More Poems, XLI) it had been the previous day, Thursday, when after collecting her boss's mail Barbara Dean had walked along the corridor, white blouse as ever perfectly pressed, flicking through the eleven envelopes held in her left hand.

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