By Colin Dexter
Why may a sniper shoot suburban physiotherapist Rachel James as she sips her morning espresso? Inspector Morse's hunt for solutions kicks off with a tabloid journalist, winds throughout the strip golf equipment of Soho, then returns to Oxford, the place senior dons and their other halves conflict for a plum promoting. Then, at the own entrance, Inspector Morse gets intimations of his personal mortality.
And whereas Morse muses on lifestyles, he unearths his first identify ultimately. . . .
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In the Trinity Term of 1994, Cornford - a slimty-built, smallish, pleasantly featured man - had taken sabbatical leave at Harvard; and there - somehow and somewhere, DEATH IS NOW MY NEIGHBOUR in Cambridge, Massachusetts - something quite extraordinary had occurred. For six months later, to the amazement and amusement of his colleagues, the confirmed bachelor of Lonsdale had returned to Oxford with a woman who had agreed to change her name from Shelly Benson to Shelly Cornford: a student from Harvard who had just gained her Master's degree in American History, twenty-six years old - exactly half the age of her new husband (for this was her second marriage).
A) Two dozen bottles of vintage champagne (b) Five hundred cigarettes (c) A large bottle of tranquillizers (d) A barrel of real ale Flourish number four, and the candidate (confident of imminent success, it appeared) sat back in the black-leather armchair. Question Five Which of the following would you read during this period? (a) Cervantes' Don Quixote (b) Dante's The Divine Comedy (c) A bound volume of Private Eye (1995) (d) Homer's Iliad This time Morse hesitated some while before writing on the pad in front of him.
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