To find the latest killer they have to unravel the first case again. The teenage boy is actually Frank's illegitimate son, Roy, who lied to the police in order to get Simon off the hook for killing Barron. It seems that the most respectable of academic families can have skeletons in the cupboard, and Morse has to put his job on the line to get at the truth. Then it appears that a serial killer is at work. Morse's investigation leads to the victim's son and his belief that the son was blackmailing the victim. Cheetham question various inmates, including Cryer's former partners, Bailey and Thornton, who are also incarcerated at Farnleigh and various victims of the fraud. The apparently motiveless murder of two young women points to a psychotic killer.
Convinced that Boynton holds the key to the crime, Morse begins to hound him, despite having no firm evidence. The apparently motiveless murder of two young women points to a psychotic killer. Millicent Van Buren, a visiting professor from , Morse starts to feel ill, and is later found by Strange collapsed on the lavatory floor. Forensic examinations reveal that one of the letters has been tampered with, and that an extra death-threat has been added, using glue different from that used on the other letter - and on all the other letters. Then there is another death which is undoubtedly a murder - but how is it connected with the late Sir Julius Hanbury? Nicholas Quinn, a member of the board, overhears something he shouldn't know about and is soon found dead at his cottage, poisoned with cyanide - but Nicholas was deaf. That case involved the murder of an eight-year-old girl, Mary Lapsley, and it appears that someone wants that chapter to be unpublished. Morse soon establishes that Julian Storrs gave Rachel a Valentine's card found in her possession, and was having an affair with her at the time of her death.
Because there is no Number 13, Morse concludes that Rachel James is mistakenly killed and Geoffrey Owens had been the intended victim. While hospitalised, Morse is diagnosed with a bleeding , which his doctor ascribes to his excessive consumption of alcohol. Then crossword compiler Philip Ogleby has his skull smashed in. Who is it that wants to get at Morse so badly? Feeling that Steppings may not be the murderer, and liking the man's apparent humanity, Morse decides to honour Steppings's request. Lewis gets a phone call at the airport, where he has gone to intercept Sandra, who is attempting to flee to Canada. These facts and the interest of a well-known journalist, Sylvie Maxton, writing an article about the Master leads Morse to a complex cover up of scientific information as well as the discovery of a long-hidden tragedy.
Yvonne's son, Simon, is questioned in Barron's death, but then a teenage boy admits to having caused Barron to fall off the ladder by crashing into it with his bicycle. Then Helen Radford goes to the brewery to look for her missing husband Stephen and finds him also murdered. Steppings is interrogated for the murder, and is released when Morse substantiates his alibi. For instance, Joanna had accused the boatmen of being rude and drunk, but was later seen drinking and smiling with them. Barrie then demands to meet with Dr. At first, I was not overwhelmed, but after a few minutes, I fell in love with the writing and characters. Harry Repp is also found dead, in the boot of a stolen car.
Morse questions George Daley, a witness who found Anderson's overnight bag a week after she disappeared, and turned it over to the police. Morse finds that the family is strangely untroubled, and several of his prime suspects have flawed characters and dark secrets - and then the Balcombe family suffers another killing. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and actresses. It soon becomes apparent that one of his old adversaries, Hugo De Vries, is trying to implicate him. This is the real Morse, cantankerous, impatient to a fault, overbearing and close to the edge with his aide, Sgt. His investigation into the young girl's death leads him into an alien world of teenage hedonism: house parties, raves and designer drugs.
In Sins of the Fathers, adultery and a double murder set the tone for a corporate takeover of a family owned brewery. Splendid and had me guessing until the very last scene. A cricket match between the Clarets and the Hearties, organized by another former college companion of Morse's, Roly Marshall, is disrupted when Peter Foster is found murdered in the changing rooms, stabbed in the chest with a pair of scissors. However, the ceremony has to be abandoned when a sniper opens fire on the procession of dignitaries. Lewis considers applying for a promotion to Inspector, to the obvious dismay of Morse. Meanwhile, the Lannisters maintain their hold on King's Landing, though stirrings in the North threaten to alter the balance of power; Robb Stark, King of the North, faces a major calamity as he tries to build on his victories; a massive army of wildlings led by M.
An investigation finds that the two shootings are related. Quinn died of cyanide poisoning but Morse is convinced that this is a case of murder, not suicide. As a result, the dead man's wife and sons come under suspicion. Among them is Ruth Rawlinson, whom Morse is attracted to. Suspicion falls on a retired book-maker whose daughter suffered severe brain damage as a result of negligence during an operation some years before.
During the night after he received an , Hillian is killed in a struggle in his rural Oxfordshire home. Paddy Flynn, the cab driver who drove Frank Harrison to his home on the night of the murder, is found dead in a local rubbish dump. Lewis visits an Occult bookshop, where he finds that one of their regular customers is a colleague of Steven Trevors. The mystery deepens when Barrie's much earlier connection to his prison therapist is revealed. Morse's trawl through the archives leads him onto a case where housewife Alice Martin and her daughter Debra shot Alice's husband Kenneth, a wealthy businessman, and then burned him on his yacht, because he was going to run off with a younger woman. The setting is Oxford where it could be argued that the most confused intellectuals on the planet comfortably squat while enjoying the afterburner effects of intellectual greats who once lived in that community. She works for the Syndicate and may be mixed up in the corruption which led to Quinn's murder, and perhaps to Ogleby's as well.