Chief Inspector Morse of the Thames Valley Police investigates the death of the man in a colorful Rastafarian costume who wins First Prize at the New Year's Eve costume party at the Haworth Hotel in Oxford. The man is found dead the next morning in Room 3 of the hotel's annexe, without a scrap of identification. Six guests returned to the annexe after the party, and thus they make up Morse's list of suspects. But.....why have they all vanished? This title marks the seventh appearance of the idiosyncratic Morse, and of his subordinate and friend, the long-suffering Sergeant Lewis.
Insp. Morse investigates a New Year's Eve Oxford murder.
As always, Inspector Morse is as intriguing as the mystery.
Another excellent Morse crime novel by Colin Dexter.
Another good Morse mystery for fans of British novels.
This plot is so twisted and turned around, at one time or another, I thought each person in the story comitted the murder! Also, keep a dictionary handy. Some of Mr. Dexter's choice of words are unknown to me. I enjoyed the story very much overall, though.
Inspector Morse mystery set on New Year's Day, after a New Year's Eve costume party and murder.
Started reading the Inspector Morse books after I saw the TV show and have enjoyed them