Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse, Bk 1)
Last Bus to Woodstock - Inspector Morse, Bk 1 Author:Colin Dexter Beautiful Sylvia Kaye and another young woman had been seen hitching a ride not long before Sylvia's bludgeoned body is found outside a pub in Woodstock, near Oxford. Morse is sure the other hitchhiker can tell him much of what he needs to know. But his confidence is shaken by the cool inscrutability of the girl he's certain was Sylvia... more »39;s companion on that ill-fated September evening. Shrewd as Morse is, he's also distracted by the complex scenarios that the murder set in motion among Sylvia's girlfriends and their Oxford playmates. To grasp the painful truth, and act upon it, requires from Morse the last atom of his professional discipline.« less
It's a good book, and does present a different view of Inspector Lewis from the PBS TV series. I've only read this first one of the 6 I bought so am finding the plot twists sometimes hard to follow, but I liked the book.
Since this was my first time reading any Morse books, but I've been a longtime fan of the series, it was a little odd, as I have a very good picture of Morse and Lewis in my mind. In this version, Morse is not as erudite as he is in the series, and it threw me a bit. I had also not remembered him falling in love... but of course, this is why you read the book instead of watching the tv series...