Chief Inspector Morse: he is a clever man. He is a detective. He has 3 weaknesses: beer, women and Mozart.
Anne Scott: wide brown eyes, clear skin and generous mouth. Early thirties.
Sergeant Lewis: Morse’s assistant
George Jackson: he was sixty-six, short and thin with water blue eyes. He did odd jobs to his neighbors.
Mrs. Murdoch: A large, plain,cheerful woman in her late forties. He had 2 children
Michael and Edward Murdoch: (18 and 17 age) Mrs. Murdoch’s sons. Edward was to present an exam. Michael left the school, he turned to drugs and then he stayed at hospital.
Charles and Conrad Richards: Brothers who exchanged their names in the story.
Celia Richards: Charles’s wife, she was confident of him.
There was a party inMrs. Murdoch’s house where Morse knew that beautiful woman named Anne Scott. She told him she had studied modern languages at university, she had worked as a foreign sales representative for a company in Croydon, but she had to leave her job, now she is a German teacher. When she was nineteen she got married.
Morse received a call from the officer and he had to leave the party.
A few dayslater, Morse went to Jericho because of a murder in one house of Canal Reach. It was the number 9 of that narrow street, Morse entered to the house and the door was unlocked. It was a light turned on upstairs; he felt someone was in Anne’s house. Morse went out of the house.
It could hear the siren of a police car or an ambulance entering to the street. They were founded the body of Anne Scotthanged in the middle of the kitchen.
Morse was looking for a letter who explains why Anne hanged herself but nothing appears. There were a lot of questions without answers. Was Anne hanged herself? Why the door was unlocked? Was somebody kill her?
Next week Morse went to Mrs. Murdoch and talked with Edward, the guy who took German classes with Anne, he didn’t know why Anne changes the class. Hesuspected that his brother Michael and Anne had have sex sometimes, that’s what Michael said but he was so liar.
Lewis and Morse investigated about everything around the number 9.
I don’t remember but there was a letter for Charles, asking for money, the person who wrote that letter wants Charles left the bag of money near a phone case.
Next day, Morse and Lewis went to talk with Charlie athis office, which was the first time they went there. Charles said he knew Anne Scott, she was his lover. Obviously his wife didn’t know anything. But Celia, his wife, founded the letter of Anne, so she started to suspected that Anne and her husband had been seen each other a long time ago. The policemen wanted to talk with Conrad, Charles’s brother, but he went to vacations and they didn´t knowwhen he is going to return.
The new question was who wrote the letter of the money? They knew Jackson didn’t do because he couldn’t write. So they suspect that somebody made the letter by him.
Morse went to visit another house where Jackson worked for. The woman said that Jackson wanted 100 pound for the job but she didn´t have that money so she offered 75 pounds and helped him reading a letter.When she started reading, noticed that was the letter that Anne left before hanged herself, she didn’t finish reading it. That’s all the woman could say to them.
Morse and Lewis returned to question Charles but this time his wife heard all the lies he was saying to the police and she decided to tell them “the truth”. She said it was her who went to see Anne Scott the afternoon she died. She neverreally knew about the affair between Charles and Anne until that day she found a letter from Anne to him. She wrote that she needed to see him; she was desperate and needed money so she decided to visit Anne. She took the Roll Royce. The door was unlocked so she went in and that’s all.
But it was a lie!! A big lie!!!
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