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Last Seen Wearing ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ Last Seen Wearing By Colin Dexter ✎ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Valerie Taylor has been missing since she was a sexy seventeen, than two years ago Inspector Morse is sure she s dead But if she is, who forged the letter to her parents saying I am alright so don t w Valerie Taylor has been missing since she was a sexy seventeen, than two years ago Inspector Morse is sure she s dead But if she is, who forged the letter to her parents saying I am alright so don t worry Never has a woman provided Morse with such a challenge, for each time the pieces of the jigsaw start Last Seen eBook ë falling into place, someone scatters them again So Valerie remains as tantalizingly elusive as ever Morse prefers a body a body dead from unnatural causes And very soon he gets one.


10 thoughts on “Last Seen Wearing

  1. James Thane James Thane says:

    Last seen wearing her school uniform, Valerie Taylor disappeared a little over two years ago on her way back to her school in a small town near Oxford after having eaten lunch at home Seventeen and very well developed, Valerie had a taste for older men and after her parents reported her missing, Valerie was never seen again and her body was never found.The police detective originally assigned to the case has continued to work it periodically, even though what little trail there was has long sin Last seen wearing her school uniform, Valerie Taylor disappeared a little over two years ago on her way back to her school in a small town near Oxford after having eaten lunch at home Seventeen and very well developed, Valerie had a taste for older men and after her parents reported her missing, Valerie was never seen again and her body was never found.The police detective originally assigned to the case has continued to work it periodically, even though what little trail there was has long since gone cold He may have turned up a new lead, but before he could report back to his superiors, the detective was killed in an auto accident, and only a few days later, Valerie s parents receive a letter, allegedly from their missing daughter, saying only that she is still alive and well and that her parents should not worry about her.The Superintendent now assigns the case to Chief Inspector Morse Morse, whose principal interest is homicide, has no interest whatsoever in pursuing the case of a missing person But he quickly convinces himself that, letter or no letter, Valerie Taylor has long since been dead and he sets himself to the task of finding her killer, assisted by his faithful sidekick, Sergeant Lewis.It won t be an easy job There s no physical evidence of any kind, especially after so much time has passed, and Morse quickly discovers that the people closest to Valerie may all have their reasons for wishing that the case would stay unresolved Morse will be forced to formulate and discard any number of theories and as he turns up the heat, someone else will have to die so that the secret of what happened to Valerie Taylor will remain a mystery It s a tangled mess and only someone as clever and as unconventional as Morse will have a chance of resolving the mystery Chief Inspector Morse is one of the most unique and compelling characters in British crime fiction, and it s always fun to spend an afternoon watching him work I do have one minor nit to pick which is that, as the climax nears, Morse completely overlooks a major clue that is literally right in front of his face As he struggles to make sense of something that seems to make no sense, the reader is left to holler at him to pay attention to what he s seen with his own eyes If he doesn t snap to by the end of the book, the reader will be left knowing the solution while Morse is still at sea Still, this is a minor quibble and Last Seen Wearing is a very enjoyable read


  2. Bionic Jean Bionic Jean says:

    In this second book of theInspector Morsecrime mystery series, entitled Last Seen Wearing the cogs and wheels of Colin Dexter s brain are really beginning to revolve The number of false conclusions Morse leaps to is quite staggering And embarrassingly I was with Inspector Morse in every blind alley he trundled up Even when I thought he and I had guessed the answer, Colin Dexter deftly diverted my attention away from it, so that it was literally only in the final few pages that my vagu In this second book of theInspector Morsecrime mystery series, entitled Last Seen Wearing the cogs and wheels of Colin Dexter s brain are really beginning to revolve The number of false conclusions Morse leaps to is quite staggering And embarrassingly I was with Inspector Morse in every blind alley he trundled up Even when I thought he and I had guessed the answer, Colin Dexter deftly diverted my attention away from it, so that it was literally only in the final few pages that my vague suspicions consolidated into a correct analysis.Morse and Lewis both seem to be settling happily into their designated roles for the series It is startlingly different from the TV adaptation though on a number of points Far from being the cultivated, fastidious intellectual portrayed on TV, Dexter s original seems permanentlyrandy as a goat , classing women variously as honeys, blowsy or careworn Though both depictions of the Inspector are able to accurately completeThe Timescrossword in under 10 minutes I strongly suspect Dexter not only of writing his own character into that of Morse s, but also writing with a male audience in mind I cannot see present day female readers taking kindly to such over simplistic categories, when the male characters have the privilege of being rathercarefully drawn But then considering the preponderance of post feminist Chicklit , maybe the ground rules have depressingly slipped back onceLewis is different too stolid certainly, but older than Morse and not a Geordie But even greater than these differences is the actual FEEL of the book Very little of the action takes place in Oxford A fair bit is on motorways, or in London or North Wales There s not even one perambulation around Oxford s Radcliffe Camera I do wonder what Colin Dexter made of the liberties taken by the TV series On the other hand I hope he begins to portray his female characters a littlefully in the the next book, rather than inserting ad hoc sketchy stereotypes The idea that this is acceptable because this is how the main character views them, really is a poor excuse


  3. Eva Müller Eva Müller says:

    My first impression after reading was I have absolutely no idea what to think of this and it took me a while to figure out why I felt so confused Eventually I realized it was because I had never seen a detective in a crime series having been so terribly wrong before Really Morse does spent most of the time being extremely wrong he has a theory, a new clue appears that makes it clear that it can t have happened this way Another theory New clue Repeat almost endlessly.However these wrong My first impression after reading was I have absolutely no idea what to think of this and it took me a while to figure out why I felt so confused Eventually I realized it was because I had never seen a detective in a crime series having been so terribly wrong before Really Morse does spent most of the time being extremely wrong he has a theory, a new clue appears that makes it clear that it can t have happened this way Another theory New clue Repeat almost endlessly.However these wrong theories aren t comnpletely wasted, many have just a tidbit that isn t completely wrong and collecting all those tidbits finally leads to the real solution as it turns out he was wrong about having been wrong at one point However at no point it feels as if Morse is just aimlessly bumbling along, having no idea what s going on His theories all make sense at the time You might accuse him of always looking for thecomplicated solution but then the actual solution is somewhat complicated and it s not like Sherlock Holmes ever went for the easy solution, he just ended up being almost always right the first time.I did like it but it was a bit too much and too concentrated towards the end At first they had a theory, folowed up leads for a while, found something that disproved the theory, tried another theory On the final 50 pages or so they just had theory after theory that got often got disproven only a few lines later and that did eventually get a bit riddiculous.Overall one of those books where I want the half star system because this was defenitelythan three but not quite four


  4. Eric_W Eric_W says:

    It s always a pleasure to return to the wonderful stories of Colin Dexter and Inspector Morse, that all too human English detective who drinks too much and realizes he needs to place his collection of Victorian erotica in a less conspicuous place on his bookshelf In this case, Victoria Taylor, an attractive seventeen year old disappeared two years ago Morse is handed the case following the death of Inspector Ainley who had just become interested following receipt of a note that Victoria was al It s always a pleasure to return to the wonderful stories of Colin Dexter and Inspector Morse, that all too human English detective who drinks too much and realizes he needs to place his collection of Victorian erotica in a less conspicuous place on his bookshelf In this case, Victoria Taylor, an attractive seventeen year old disappeared two years ago Morse is handed the case following the death of Inspector Ainley who had just become interested following receipt of a note that Victoria was alive and did not want to be pursued Morse is convinced she is dead and that possibly the real killer was sending the notes in hopes the investigation will cease Lewis, Morse s sergeant on the case, can t understand Morse s obsession with the case that Lewis believes is open and shut the girl is alive and well in London and doesn t want to be found To his mind, Morse just insists on taking a simple case and making it into a complicated mish mash This case has numerous false leads and Morse swings from a feeling of ecsatitic success at seeming to arrive at the solution only to have his idea dashed to the ground when the evidence fails to support his conclusions In the end, one of those false inspirations proves to be the correct one The coincidences are seemingly too much for Lewis, but as Morse points out, It s an odd coincidence, Lewis, that the forty sixth word from the beginning and the forty sixth word from the end of the Forty sixth Psalm in the Authorised Version should spell Shakespear


  5. Leslie Leslie says:

    A girl disappeared and has been presumed dead forthan two years but is she even dead Reading this book was like walking through a maze so many possible ways to go and so many of them wrong Here s the solution oops, no, that s not it HERE S what happened nope, nope, nope Okay, this is itthis is what happened wrong again In a word, it was great fun.I m particularly enjoying the development of Morse s and Lewis s relationship Morse really does think highly of Lewis, but simply A girl disappeared and has been presumed dead forthan two years but is she even dead Reading this book was like walking through a maze so many possible ways to go and so many of them wrong Here s the solution oops, no, that s not it HERE S what happened nope, nope, nope Okay, this is itthis is what happened wrong again In a word, it was great fun.I m particularly enjoying the development of Morse s and Lewis s relationship Morse really does think highly of Lewis, but simply doesn t communicate that to the poor sergeant The one aspect of Morse that I m having trouble reconciling with the television version of Morse, however, has to do with women Of course we know that he likes the ladies, and that liking them too much sometimes gets in the way of his objectivity, but I was a bit taken aback when in the book Morse comes across a little pornography which he puts aside for later and visits a strip club all in the course of doing his duty, of course and seems to relish these case related activities a littlethan I would have guessed I can t picture John Thaw experiencing either of these without looking a little abashed or maybe I should watch the series again


  6. Bill Bill says:

    Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter is the second Inspector Morse mystery I ve watched all of the episodes of the TV series based on the books and I ve also enjoyed both the follow on Lewis and the prequel, Endeavour Having said all this, it was nice to find the the book was still fresh and as much as some of the story seemed familiar, I still had no idea where it was headed.Morse is assigned a cold case by his chief, Superintendent Strange, because the previous inspector had been killed in a ca Last Seen Wearing by Colin Dexter is the second Inspector Morse mystery I ve watched all of the episodes of the TV series based on the books and I ve also enjoyed both the follow on Lewis and the prequel, Endeavour Having said all this, it was nice to find the the book was still fresh and as much as some of the story seemed familiar, I still had no idea where it was headed.Morse is assigned a cold case by his chief, Superintendent Strange, because the previous inspector had been killed in a car accident Morse doesn t want the case as it involves a missing girl she d been gone for two years He wants murders, something he can sink his teeth into However, forced to take the case, he asks for Sgt Lewis to be assigned to help him.The case revolves around a few people, Valerie Taylor s parents, the new Head of her high school, her old French teacher and the assistant Head The question to be answered is whether Valerie is dead or has run away With many plodding first steps, the case begins to interest Morse He s sure she is dead, but a letter purportedly from the girl, throws a spanner into his theory.It was interesting to follow the investigation, the stops and starts, the threads that Morse and Lewis follow, have to backtrack, and then the new paths they lead to I had my ideas about the case and parts came to fruition but the ultimate solution was still a nice twist and also very satisfying Morse is an interesting inspector, smart, relying on intuition, often following the wrong path, but finding inspiration at the end Lewis is a rock,steady and reliable and helps keep Morse grounded I ve enjoyed both of the first two books so far and will continue to follow Dexter s stories of his great investigator 5 stars


  7. Shera Shera says:

    This was a very enjoyable read again I had been re reading all of the books that are on kindle and Colin Dexter died with 2 days reading left in this book, So Sad But he created a unique and memorable set of characters that are still entertaining millions of people.


  8. Julie Julie says:

    Oh dear I ve come upon a series which might have been a perfectly good read were it not for seeing the TV version first This is the 3rd Inspector Morse I ve read and the second in the series The first I read was actually the 10th, I think Read out of order because it was just at hand I have to say, I don t really like them all that much For one thing, there is very little I find in the least appealing or interesting about Morse He s smart, I suppose But you don t really see the gears t Oh dear I ve come upon a series which might have been a perfectly good read were it not for seeing the TV version first This is the 3rd Inspector Morse I ve read and the second in the series The first I read was actually the 10th, I think Read out of order because it was just at hand I have to say, I don t really like them all that much For one thing, there is very little I find in the least appealing or interesting about Morse He s smart, I suppose But you don t really see the gears turning He just has the occasional and often unexplained flashes of insight He s also a bully Now maybe he was in the TV show, too, but John Thaw made him interesting and, while somewhat morose, charming Here he is neither Just a bully And how can I take pleasure in a bully getting his own way Perhaps they improve but it will be a while before I return, I think There s also a persistent tawdriness about the plots that, if I thought really hard about it, I suspect I d conclude was laced with sexism I ll just walk away for now


  9. Kerrie Kerrie says:

    I read most of the Morse novels over 30 years ago and then followed them up by watching the Morse TV series I really hadn t realised, until I listened to this particular book, the extent of differences between the original books and what was done for television.I got a little confused towards the end or did I momentarily drop off to sleep with the result that I had to listen to the last hour again to be sure that I knew the way it all finished up.LAST SEEN WEARING is 2 in the series and is I read most of the Morse novels over 30 years ago and then followed them up by watching the Morse TV series I really hadn t realised, until I listened to this particular book, the extent of differences between the original books and what was done for television.I got a little confused towards the end or did I momentarily drop off to sleep with the result that I had to listen to the last hour again to be sure that I knew the way it all finished up.LAST SEEN WEARING is 2 in the series and is full of red herrings and false threads Morse leaps from one idea to another, often operating on a few dodgy facts, and drawing some shaky conclusions from them He becomes very despondent after one theory after another bites the dust, but in the end he does get it right It is a very wasteful way of doing detective work, and there is not much logic to it All of this does make reading the novel a very academic exercise, and I guess that s what sets Colin Dexter apart from the rest.But don t go away thinking that this Morse is the one you ve seen John Thaw play.He is a much coarser person, but I think by the time we get to later in the series some of these cruder bits have been toned down


  10. Kate Forsyth Kate Forsyth says:

    I m giving the Inspector Morse mysteries by Colin Dexter a go, having never read them before I started with Book 1, which I enjoyed with reservations I have had exactly the same experience with Book 2 The mystery is interesting, with lots of unexpected twists and turns It focuses on a cold case of a missing girl, who disappeared on her way to school at the age of seventeen The detective working the case concluded she had run away with a man, but now that detective is dead Only a few days l I m giving the Inspector Morse mysteries by Colin Dexter a go, having never read them before I started with Book 1, which I enjoyed with reservations I have had exactly the same experience with Book 2 The mystery is interesting, with lots of unexpected twists and turns It focuses on a cold case of a missing girl, who disappeared on her way to school at the age of seventeen The detective working the case concluded she had run away with a man, but now that detective is dead Only a few days later, the parent of the dead girl receive a letter from her telling them not to worry Suspicions are raised, and Morse is assigned the case He believes the girl is dead, and so he sets out to find the murderer However, every time he thinks he has come close to solving the case, something happens to up end all his suppositions.I don t find the character of Inspector Morse very likeable in these books He seems to bumble round, leaping to conclusions, then trying to force the facts to fit his theories He is also, I am sad to say, a misogynist with a taste for pornography The depiction of women was my major problem in Book 1, and it is evenmarked in Book 2 I understand that the book was published in 1976, and that it is aimed for a male readership, but it still makes me uncomfortable The saving grace for me with this series so far has been the pleasure Colin Dexter takes with playing with language in his plots Inspector Morse s facility with crosswords and other word puzzles adds a welcome intelligence to the plot You might be interested in my review of Book 1 in the series, Last Bus to Woodstock


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