January 16, 2012

Calling Inspector Lewis

Professor Steven Rawlings, an astrophysicist working on the Square Kilometer Array located at Oxford, died Wednesday night. His colleague, Professor Devinder Sivia, has been arrested by the police, but is now out on bail. Professor's Rawlings widow has said she does not believe Professor Sivia is involved in her husband's death.

The New York Times notes that this story has all the makings of a Colin Dexter Inspector Morse novel. An Inspector Lewis episode actually centers on astronomers and murders (Dark Matter), as do episodes of Murder She Wrote (Harbinger of Death) and Psych (From the Earth to Starbucks).

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