I am a huge fan of Inspector Morse & Lewis or should I say Colin Dexter.
Why are you such a huge fan of this series you may ask?
...because the author has me involved from the first page on and it is no different in this entry, "The Secret of Annexe 3".
John Binyan, the proprieter at Haworth Hotel is planning a gala event to include a costume party in welcoming in the New Year. It will also be the opening of the new annexe to his hotel. Binyan is most anxiously awaiting the arrival of his clients/guests, both those who have booked in advance and those calling in at the last moment.
Mr. Binyan, finding he is short staffed, calls in his right hand gal, Sarah Johnstone, from her holiday from work to assist during the New Year.
The guests start arriving and later appear in in full array for the costume party. All is going better than planned until the next morning when a victim is found in annexe 3. Inspector Morse is called in...with Lewis,of course,to identify the remains. For that they need their medical examiner.
Colin Dexter engages me, the reader, in searching out clues by beginning with each guest staying at the hotel. Their background, their place of work, their relationships. Inspector Morse's piercing blue eyes as he questions and later interrogates each possible suspect become almost visible to me as I read on. And with each page I, the reader, become more and more involved in the unraveling of details behind each character.
Colin Dexter never insults his readers with shallowness or boredom... not with THE Inspector Morse at hand.
I continue to enjoy and look forward to each Inspector Morse entry. This, "The Secret of Annexe 3" was no exception. I highly recommend this story and this series wholeheartedly.