Colin Dexter: The Wench is Dead
From the Publisher:
At around 10.15 a.m. on a Saturday morning in 1989 the body of Chief Inspector Morse - though very much alive - was removed to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. Treatment for a perforated ulcer was later pronounced successful. As Morse begins his recovery he comes across an account of the investigation and trial that followed Joanna Franks' death... and becomes convinced that the two men hanged for her murder were innocent
The Inspector Morse novels have been adapted for the small screen, with huge success, in Carlton/Central Television's series starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately. The Wench is Dead is the last of the novels to be adapted, to be broadcast in November 1998.
Colin Dexter: The Wench is Dead. Pan, ISBN: 0330313363 (July, 1991), 208 p., £6.99.