Much too early on New Year's Day, a grumpy Inspector Morse is summoned to investigate a murder at the Haworth Hotel. The victim is still wearing the Rastafarian costume that won him first prize at the hotel's New Year's Eve party; his female companion and the other guests in the annexe have vanished. It's a mystery that's a stretch even for Morse. But with pit-bull fervor he grabs the truth by the throat and shakes loose the bizarre secrets of a cold-blooded crime of passion. . . .
About the Author
Colin Dexter lives in Oxford, England. He has twice won Britain's Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of the yearfor The Wench Is Dead and The Way Through the Woods.
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