By Colin Dexter
It is just to entertain himself within the clinic that the impatient Inspector Morse opens the little booklet referred to as homicide at the Oxford Canal. yet so interesting is the tale it tells--of the infamous 1859 homicide of Joanna Franks aboard the canal boat Barbara Bray--that now not even Morse's beautiful nurses can distract him from it. was once Joanna particularly raped and murdered through fellow passengers? Morse believes the lads hanged for the crime have been blameless. Now, in a single of the main wonderful investigations of his occupation, Morse units out to piece jointly the shattered previous, hoping to show the stunning fact in regards to the Barbara Bray--and a gorgeous wench who's travelling in the direction of her loss of life.