DI Lewis returns to Oxford after several years absence and is reluctantly assigned by his new boss, DCS Innocent, to the murder of an Oxford mathematics student who was shot while participating in a sleep study. The key-code used to access the sleep lab was assigned to a fellow maths student, Daniel Griffin, but Daniel's math tutor has provided him with an alibi. Daniel is a maladjusted young man who will soon inherit his father's automotive empire. He is disruptive and has no respect for his uncle who now heads the company. The future of the company however rests on an impending deal with Japanese investors who insist that family unity is all important at this time. When two other murders occur, Lewis must decipher a cryptic clue left in an old case file by his former boss, Chief Inspector Morse.
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Cleverly loaded with "Hamlet" and "King Lear" references regarding character names, plot lines and incidences, and dialogue. See more
Danny Griffon's body is shown sitting upright in a single sculling boat, with one oar blade in the air, and DS Hathaway correctly observes that the oar has been put in on the wrong side.
But a sculling boat is inherently unstable and it is almost impossible for a even the most experienced sculler when alive and awake to sit upright and motionless in a boat with one oar in the air, let alone when dead with a bullet hole in the head.
The boat would have certainly capsized. See more
Listen, You grab a table. I'll get them in.
Thanks, Sir. Mine is a pint.
Mine is a pint, sergeant. You are driving.
[Throws car keys at Hathaway who catches easily
Orange juice or what?
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Formed a Band
By Christopher W H Ward, Friederike Siepe, Michael Breyer, Eddie Argos, and Ian Stuart Wilson
Performance by Art Brut
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