American academic Paul Yelland faces accusations of racism when he presents his theory on Criminal Dangerousness to an Oxford college and is later found murdered. Married professors Anne and Robert Fraser claim they invited him to raise their department's profile and Robert,who is having an affair with student Nina, points Lewis towards Myra Bennett's anti-fascist group. Yelland also dealt in antiques and had angered two clients with a forgery and furthermore turned out to be the father of a staff member,whose mother he deserted when pregnant. Then Nina is killed after Anne has discovered the affair. Lewis must not only expose a killer whose motive goes back many years but battle with tooth-ache in the light of his fear of dentists. Written by
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Did You Know?
The portrait hanging on the wall of the landing as Lewis and Hathaway are descending the stairs from Dr. Yelland's room is the same painting used to represent the late Lord Engleton in the "Swords into Ploughshares" episode of the Rosemary & Thyme series. See more
Nina receives racist abusive text messages, and says does not know who they are from as the number is 'withheld'. Unlike voice calls, it is not possible on UK networks to withhold the sender's number from text messages, unless you are using a commercial bulk text service.
In any event, the police have powers to easily trace anonymous senders, and this is never mentioned. See more
DS James Hathaway
What's a clue but a mistake under another name.
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