"The Dead of Jericho", by Colin Dexter.
This is the 5th book in the "Inspector Morse" series, and is well up to the high standard I've come to expect from the series. A woman who Morse knew personally is found hanged in her home, having apparently committed suicide. Everyone is convinced that it is just a straightforward case of suicide, but Morse thinks there must be more to it, and conducts an unofficial investigation (breaking numerous laws along the way!).
An excellent book. This book formed the basis of the first TV episode of "Inspector Morse", but it was altered for the TV version quite considerably. The version of the story in the book is a lot better, to my mind.
A change from the detective fiction now: just started the techno-thriller "Utopia", by Lincoln Child. Very good so far.
Last edited by HarryT; 12-09-2012 at 06:40 AM.