Professor Coke Norris is killed in a hit and run. At the same time Thursday is perturbed to learn that the new owner of the Moonlight Room night club is Vic Kasper,a London gangster with whom he has history. Morse finds proof that Coke Norris visited the club as well as discovering that he was opposed to the sale of college land to build a housing estate. The murder of a cigarette girl from the club used in a blackmail plot to expedite the sale leads Thursday to Kasper as Morse discovers the reason for his superior's hatred of the man and they combine to act when Thursday's daughter is endangered. Morse then works out the real reason for the professor's murder before sitting his sergeant's exams. Written by
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The sub-plot involving the use of Professor Coke-Norris's London flat by his colleagues for purposes of assignation obviously derives from Billy Wilder's 1960 film, "The Apartment". See more
DI Thursday insinuates that DC Morse's firing range results were very good but the footage of the qualifying at the shooting range shows Morse firing in two shot bursts and the gun barrel during each second shot is obviously pointed way too high to hit the target because of the recoil from the first shot. See more
[in the pub, Jakes carries three glasses of beer to the table: two pints of bitter for Morse and Thursday and a pint of lighter beer for himself
DI Fred Thursday
What's that, then? *Lager* beer, is it?
[Jakes echoes the advertising slogan
DS Peter Jakes
Double Diamond. Works wonders.
DC Endeavour Morse
The wonder is anyone buys the stuff.
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