When Vivienne Haldane is found murdered in her house she becomes the third victim of a serial killer who strangles married women with a silk stocking and removes their wedding rings after death - though the women are unknown to each other. Separated from her husband Mrs Haldane had a secret lover, referred to in her diary as 'X' and, like one of the other victims, she was seen getting into a green car. The stockings are a unique brand, Le Minou Noir, and have only one retail outlet in Oxford, Burridges department store. Here Thursday is shocked to find that widowed Italian saleslady Luisa Armstrong is a former partisan he met in the war but believed to be dead. Morse interviews the stockings' supplier, shifty Joey Lisk, who had tried to come on to Gloria Deeks, a prisoner's wife and assistant at the store, where she has many admirers. With the discovery of a fourth corpse evidence seems to point to Lisk but when simple store-man Norman, who worshipped Gloria, is also slain, it becomes... Written by
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Did You Know?
Joey Lisk is clearly an admirer of the title character in "Alfie" (1966), portrayed by Michael Caine. In the opening montage, he is seen buying a blazer similar to one Alfie wears in the film while spouting Alfie-esque opinions to himself in the glass. Lisk also sports spectacles similar to Alfie's. See more
When Endeavour looks in Joey Lisk's address book he sees an entry for Luisa Armstrong.
The address given is 42 Clind Close; but when he goes to visit Luisa the number on her front door is No. 9. See more
The Greeks called it 'apeiros'. Anaximander of Miletus termed it 'apeiron'. But we generally take it to mean the same thing, which is to say... endless.
Adagio in G Minor
Composed by Tomaso Albinoni
and Remo Giazotto See more