Morse's Greatest Mystery and Other Stories [NOOK Book]

Overview

"DELIGHTFUL."
--The Wall Street Journal
In short mysteries so brilliantly plotted they'll confound the cleverest of souls, Inspector Morse remains as patient as a cat at a mouse hole in the face of even the most resourceful evildoers. Muldoon, for instance, the one-legged bomber with one fatal weakness . . . the quartet of lovers whose bizarre entanglements Morse deciphers only after a beautiful woman is murdered . . . and those artful dodgers who catch the cunning and very respectful Morse with his pants down. ...
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Overview

"DELIGHTFUL."
--The Wall Street Journal
In short mysteries so brilliantly plotted they'll confound the cleverest of souls, Inspector Morse remains as patient as a cat at a mouse hole in the face of even the most resourceful evildoers. Muldoon, for instance, the one-legged bomber with one fatal weakness . . . the quartet of lovers whose bizarre entanglements Morse deciphers only after a beautiful woman is murdered . . . and those artful dodgers who catch the cunning and very respectful Morse with his pants down. There are mysteries featuring new characters and some familiar ones, including the great Sherlock Holmes, and a royal flush of American crooks.
"BRILLIANT . . . Inspector Morse is back, and more than welcome."
--Houston Chronicle
"Fear not. In Dexter's dexterous hands, the short-form Morse is every bit as wily and irascible as he is in the the popular Morse novels and the long-running PBS Mystery! series."
--The Raleigh News & Observer


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Dexter (The Daughters of Cain) demonstrates his absolute mastery of the art of plotting in these 11 short stories, six of which feature Inspector Morse. Morse fans might fear that, by confining the Thames Valley investigator to the short form, Dexter risks losing all that irascible interplay between the beer-swilling snob of a copper and his dogged subordinate, Lewis. Not to worry. In the title story, Morse's heretofore unrecognized largesse is put to the test when the Christmas charity collection at a local pub is pilfered. In another, a car is borrowed and the owner receives a charming letter and an opera ticket. All these stories are powered by such ruthlessly cunning plot lines that the reader is quickly tipped the wink and finds himself or herself feverishly striving to second-guess the sleuth. In one non-Morse story, ``At the Lulu-Bar Motel,'' Dexter spins an elaborate plot but struggles to create all-American con men, but another Morseless yarn, ``Evans Tries an O-Level,'' is a terrific prison-break tale. Watching Dexter-and Morse-work in constricted space is great, challenging fun. (Dec.)
Library Journal
You've seen him on TV, now catch him in print. Dexter's Chief Inspector Morse is back in six of the 11 short stories featured here-enough for a whole new PBS series. Dexter throws in five unrelated works for good measure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307778963
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/9/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 104,359
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

As Good as Gold 1
Morse's Greatest Mystery 37
Evans Tries an O-Level 45
Dead as a Dodo 69
At the Lulu-Bar Motel 83
Neighbourhood Watch 101
A Case of Mis-Identity 115
The Inside Story 143
Monty's Revolver 189
The Carpet-Bagger 199
Last Call 221
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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    Recommended, Colin Dexter does it again!

    I really enjoy Colin Dexter, especially his inspector mysteries. The short stories make it a quick read while I am waiting for something. They are quick reads and flow wonderfully.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    Morse is always recommended

    This is a good collection of Inspector Morse mysteries. It's rather hard to be objective, as he is one of my favorite characters. If you've never been introduced; this would be a lovely way to meet. Cheers!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Enjoyed this book

    Just rediscovered Inspector Morse after watching a Masterpiece Mysterries on a lazy Sunday Thought this collection would be a good place to start and I was right

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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