Four months after being shot Morse returns to work and witnesses a pageant, held to mark nine hundred years of history, disrupted by two events. The first is when feminist Kitty, daughter of prospective MP Barbara Batten, sprays beauty queen Diana Day with red paint, the second when an unknown man falls to his death from a roof. Initially deemed a suicide he has a host of fake identity cards and has scrawled a message in a motel notebook, D DAY FRIDAY 98018. When Bernard Yelland comes to Oxford in search of his runaway step-daughter Frida, Morse believes that FRIDAY actually reads FRIDA Y whilst D DAY could also signify Diana Day though a diversion from these mysteries is provided by the burglary of the Wolvercote Trove from the local museum. The dead man is a London-based private detective, Pettifer, who is not above blackmailing his clients and is possibly involved in the burglary though this is later disproved. Morse meanwhile works out the significance of the figures and exposes ... Written by
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Did You Know?
When Morse tells DeBryn the victim was a dentist, the doctor says he's "seen better gnashers running at Uttoxeter", which is a horse racing track in an English town of the same name. See more
Mr Yelland tells Morse that he met Frida's widowed mother, Elspeth, in London, where he had moved to look for work; he and Frida had moved back to Wantage after Elspeth's death so that they might be closer to his family. However, the telegram from the War Office notifying Elspeth of her husband's death, that Frida had kept in her mother's keepsake box, was sent to an address in Oxford, not in London. See more
It gives me great pleasure to launch Berridges' Spring into Summer fashion collection.
Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras (Behold, all flesh is as the grass)
from "Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45"
Written by Johannes Brahms See more