The Way Through The Woods
"Cunning...Your imagination will be frenetically flapping its wings until the very last chapter."THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDMorse is enjoying a rare if unsatisfying holiday in Dorset when the first letter appears in THE TIMES. A year before, a stunning Swedish student disappeared from... show more
"Cunning...Your imagination will be frenetically flapping its wings until the very last chapter."THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDMorse is enjoying a rare if unsatisfying holiday in Dorset when the first letter appears in THE TIMES. A year before, a stunning Swedish student disappeared from Oxfordshire, leaving behind a rucksack with her identification. As the lady was dishy, young, and traveling alone, the Thames Valley Police suspected foul play. But without a body, and with precious few clues, the investigation ground to a halt. Now it seems that someone who can hold back no longer is composing clue-laden poetry that begins an enthusiastic correspondence among England's news-reading public. Not one to be left behind, Morse writes a letter of his own--and follows a twisting path through the Wytham Woods that leads to a most shocking murder.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 2nd 1994
Publisher: Ivy Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Morse (#10)
Book 10/13 of the crime novels involving Chief Inspector Morse and I think on balance this is my favourite so far. Clearly, the fact that it won Colin Dexter the CWA Gold Dagger (again) in 1992, for the best crime novel of that year confers a gilt-edged pedigree, but within such an impressive series...
bookshelves: spring-2015, mystery-thriller, series, tbr-busting-2015, published-1992 Read from May 18 to 19, 2015 Read by................... Michael PenningtonTotal Runtime.......... 8 hours 24 minsDescription: They called her the Swedish Maiden - the beautiful young tourist who disappeared on ...
Oh Morse what am I to do with you? Again the crime-plot was awesome and so cleverly constructed (though to be fair while I found the previous books mostly clever this had a few instances where I felt it wasn't only clever but also jumping up and down yelling Look how clever I am) and there aren't ma...
This book had a good story and a decent writing style, not to mention a surprise ending. However, there were also multiple problems with this novel: numerous crude expressions/references, REALLY awkward formatting, and too great of a length. If I hadn't read other "Inspector Morse" novels and enjo...