Last Seen Wearing is the second in the Inspector Morse series by Colin Dexter. Valerie Taylor, a schoolgirl, has been missing for two years and a retired detective has been killed while investigating the case. Morse and Lewis, to their annoyance, are given the missing persons case when a letter comes to light apparently written by the girl herself. The trail will lead them to adultery, blackmail and murder
Morse is much more the character portrayed by John Thaw. He seems inept at times flirting between different theories and never seeming to get anywhere.