Last Seen Wearing is the second of the Inspector Morse Novels by Colin Dexter. This got off to a bad start for me, even leaving aside the dreadful soundtrack. For one thing, there is very little I find in the least appealing or interesting about Morse. This is a very good book that unravels the efforts it can actually take to get to the conclusion of a mystery. All in all, not Morse's best, but definitely a good one, and I will say, all the Morse episodes range from good to outstanding. A girl disappeared and has been presumed dead for more than two years; but is she even dead? However, the girl's parents receive a note, purportedly from Valerie. TV-MA | 1h 43min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Episode aired 8 March 1988. Never has a woman provided Morse with such a challenge, for each time the pieces of the jigsaw start falling into place, someone scatters them again. Last Seen Wearing was written in the fifties, and set at a women’s college in Massachusetts, a fictionalized Smith or Mount Holyoke, in the old days when that meant curfews and pearls. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I’m giving the Inspector Morse mysteries by Colin Dexter a go, having never read them before. This is a list of episodes of the British television crime drama Inspector Morse, starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately, for which eight series were broadcast between 1987 and 2000, totalling thirty-three episodes.Although the last five episodes were each broadcast a year apart (two years before the final episode), when released on DVD, they were billed as Series Eight. A man, later known to be Donald Phillipson, goes for an interview in Oxford to be headmaster of a school, later known to be the Roger Bacon Comprehensive School in Oxford. "It's just not my sort of case, Lewis. I started with Book 1, which I enjoyed with reservations. When one of the teachers is killed, the missing persons enquiry becomes a murder investigation. She turns out to be a girl from the school, Valerie Taylor, and a year later she goes missing. thanks, "Crime" on The Guardian's "1000 Novels Everyone Must Read" List, Readers' Most Anticipated Books of November. He's always been an admirer of women and easily involved with pretty ones, but Colin Dexter gave older male readers a few titillating details of a kind I don't recall encountering in his other books. I know it's not a very nice thing to say, but I just get on better when we've got a body - a body that died from unnatural causes. He's smart, I suppose. Do not upload anything which you do not own or are fully licensed to upload. The plot thickens when Reginald Baines, another teacher at the school, is found murdered at his house near Oxford Station. And in many ways I feel similarly. But newly-anointed Chief Superintendent Strange is adamant — Morse, Oh dear. Chapter 42 explains it all including the knife. Morse is stupid and makes so many wrong guesses you wonder why he is allowed to work. —duke1029@aol.com-Edit Report This. Confusion. However, the girl's parents receive a note, purportedly from Valerie. Not more than 2 stars for me, perhaps even 1,5, and it is not usual. There are a lot of stereotypes about w. Not more than 2 stars for me, perhaps even 1,5, and it is not usual. Plot meanders along to a wishy washy ending......hugely disappointing. Visiting from Englad, David Saunders is making a cross-country tour of America by car with his wife Roberta and their daughter Loren. Second in the series. Welcome back. Highly sexist, oggles pornography, implicitly racist and a bit thick. Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 08, 1988 on ITV. Murder is his thing, don’t you know, not trying to find some girl who ran off with her boyfriend two years ago. However, every time he thinks he has come close to solving the case, something happens to up-end all his suppositions. Never has a woman provided Morse with such a challenge, for each time the pieces of the jigsaw start falling into place, someone scatters them again. They did, but is a measure of the twisted plotting of the book that I had my doubts. Synopsis And how can I take pleasure in a bully getting his own way? My take on the ending is as follows. Sheila was paying Baines with sexual favors every Bingo night (instead of Bingo) to keep the secret of where Valerie had ended up. Morse discovers something, and they do not tell us what it is; he receives a disclosure by phone, or by mail, and we can not know what is about; he or Lewis has an idea, but we have to read many more pages to understand it. © 2020 TV.COM, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. To read is to voyage through time.”... Valerie Taylor has been missing since she was a sexy seventeen, more than two years ago. I read this for a goodreads group, English Mysteries Club. Inspector Morse is sure she's dead. Start by marking “Last Seen Wearing (Inspector Morse, #2)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. It starred John Shrapnel as Morse and Robert Glenister as Lewis[1], This article is about novel by Colin Dexter. Morse and Lewis are given the case to bring the proverbial fresh pair of eyes to the case. Here he is neither. There is as always a wonderful script, and some excellent camera-work. garykmcd, Last Seen Wearing is based on the second book by Colin Dexter, and while it starts off quite slowly, and doesn't have the most exciting storyline from Morse, it is still well looking out for. Laughed out loud when Morse corrects Lewis's grammar mistakes when reading up on Lewis theory, he had written while he was ill in bed!re-read June 2015. A man, later known to be Donald Phillipson, goes for an interview in Oxford for the job of headmaster of a school, later known to be the Roger Bacon Comprehensive School in Oxford. The story, while not as exciting as something like Masonic Mysteries and Day of the Devil, is still an intriguing one. Last Seen Wearing Season 2 Episode 2 Based on the book Last Seen Wearing Original UK Airdate 8th March 1988 Directed by Edward Bennett Written by Thomas Ellice Previous The Wolvercote Tongue Next The Settling of the Sun Last Seen Wearing is episode two of season two of Inspector Morse.