Service of All the Dead - Colin Dexter 1979 - Macmillan London Limited, London - First Edition Fourth Inspector Morse novel. Elusive in unclipped and fine dust jacket and without any foxing to the text or paper edges.

The sweet countenance of Reason greeted Morse serenely when he woke, and told him that it would be no bad idea to have a quiet look at the problem itself before galloping off to a solution.’

Chief Inspector Morse was alone among the congregation in suspecting continued unrest in the quiet parish of St Frideswide's.Most people could still remember the churchwarden's murder. A few could still recall the murderer's suicide. Now even the police had closed the case. Until a chance meeting among the tombstones reveals startling new evidence of a conspiracy to deceive . . .

As Morse digs into the lives and unsanctified lusts of the late vicar’s erring flock, the list of the dead grows longer. Not even the oddly appealing woman he finds scrubbing the church floor can compensate Morse for the trouble he’s let himself in for. So he has another pint, follows his hunches, and sets out to untangle the deadly business of homicide. . . .
  Octavo (book size 20.5 x 13 cm) pp. 256. Publisher's light blue paper-covered boards, spines lettered in silver. Dust jacket priced £4.95 net to lower corner of front flap.   Condition: Near fine, 2mm band of fading to tail of spine, light wrinkle to front board, no foxing to edges or text, in fine dust jacket.   Ref: 109328   Price: HK$ 5,500