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 poem that Grace Craven quotes referring to yellow hair is "For Anne Gregory" by William Butler Yates. 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
Thing with you is if somebody tells you you can't do something, you go right on and do it, don't you?
Chief Inspector Morse
I make it a rule!
Flight of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
Morse plays a recording of it. See more