Morse and Lewis investigate the disappearance of teenager Valerie Craven who vanished some six months previously while walking home from her exclusive girls school. Morse is the third detective assigned to the case and is convinced that the girl is by now dead. However, the girl's parents receive a note, purportedly from Valerie. Suspicion falls on a number of people, including fellow students, men named in her diary and some of the teachers at her school. When one of the teachers is killed, the missing persons enquiry becomes a murder investigation. Written by
Did You Know?
The book that Morse is reading 'Jude the Obscure' by Thomas Hardy. See more
When Miss Baines falls over the edge of the stairs, it is quite clearly a dummy that is dropped. See more
Detective Sergeant Lewis
Well, *I* thought Acum was a nice bloke...
Chief Inspector Morse
Kiss of death, saying that to me, Lewis; makes me very suspicious. He goes straight to the top of my list!
Flight of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
Morse plays a recording of it. See more