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Well read by Samuel West, without silly voices. Just a good performance.
In “Brideshead Revisited” Charles Ryder’s priggish cousin Jasper gives him advice on how to behave as a student at Oxford (which Charles ignores, mostly, to the benefit of Waugh’s readers!)
“Beware the Anglo-Catholics, they’re all sodomites with unpleasant accents”.
The Anglo-Catholics in Dexter’s book are well worth avoiding, for many reasons - a tendency to murder, even during services would count rather higher than a middleclass or regional accent in my estimation!
All that incense, elaborate vestments, sung Eucharists and old-fashioned Confessionals - more Catholic than the Pope! - provide the background for a series of murders of sinners and innocent alike.
Morse is supposed to be on annual leave, but gets drawn into the unholy mystery by chance, first unofficially. He is often perplexed, but obsessional that he is, comes at last to a solution, albeit partial.
Poor old Lewis - it’s a trial to have a boss who hasn’t a happy domestic life!
It’s well written, has local colour, intrigue and suspense.
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