As he drove his chief down to Kidlington, Lewis returned the conversation to where it had begun. 'Ypw haven't told me what you think about this fellow Owens - the dead woman's next-door neighbour'.
'Death is always the next-door neighbour' said Morse sombrely.
Colin Dexter's latest brain-teasing whodunit unravels a complex web of deceit and betrayal in the upper echelons of Oxford academia. At the centre of this web is the murder of a young woman, Rachel James, shot from close range through her kitchen window.