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Endeavour, Series 1

Endeavour, Series 1 by Russell Lewis (ITV, 2012-2013) Four feature-length mysteries (plus pilot episode) establishing the young Inspector Morse as a detective constable in 1960s Oxford. Morse is not yet especially redolent of his older self but Shaun Evans excels with a very expressive line in facially portrayed inner monologues.    

Inspector Morse: The Riddle of the Third Mile

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.…