Inspector Morse: The Riddle of the Third Mile
by Colin Dexter (Macmillan, 1983); audiobook read by Samuel West (Macmillan, 2017)
The writing has an air of literature to it and some wonderfully poetic flourishes. Morse himself is a great character. Yet the mystery itself—key elements of which are artfully, rather capriciously concealed by omissions in Dexter’s omniscient narrative—doesn’t bear scrutiny.