THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS by Colin Dexter

THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Vacationing Chief Inspector Morse's eye is caught by a Times story about an anonymous poem evidently referring to the year-old disappearance of Swedish student Karin Eriksson. A lively, densely allusive correspondence analyzing hints in the poem eventually takes Morse (The Jewel That Was Ours, 1992, etc.) to the Oxford town of Wytham, where a body is indeed discovered. But then the real surprises in this captivating tale begin, as the evidence of the corpse, a telltale roll of film found nearby, and the ring of amateur pornographers implicated in the murder obstinately refuse to confirm Morse's most elementary assumptions. Honest detection, illicit sex, puns and anagrams galore, Morse's trademark drinking and dour byplay with colleagues and suspects, plus a plot as agile as Dexter's best--in short, everything you could possibly want in an English detective story. Bolt the door and enjoy.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-517-59444-7
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Crown
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1993




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