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The Riddle of the Third Mile (Inspector Morse Series #6)

The Riddle of the Third Mile (Inspector Morse Series #6)

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by Colin Dexter
     
 

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"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot."
—The New York Times Book Review

Inspector Morse isn't sure what to make of the truncated body found dumped in the Oxford Canal, but he suspects it may be all that's left of an elderly Oxford don last seen boarding the London train several days before.

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"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot."
—The New York Times Book Review

Inspector Morse isn't sure what to make of the truncated body found dumped in the Oxford Canal, but he suspects it may be all that's left of an elderly Oxford don last seen boarding the London train several days before. Whatever the truth, the inspector knows it won't be simple—it never is. As he retraces Professor Browne-Smith's route through a London netherworld of topless bars and fancy bordellos, his forebodings are fulfilled. The evidence mounts; so do the bodies. So Morse downs another pint, unleashes his pit bull instincts, and solves a mystery that defies all logic.

"[Dexter] is a magician with character, story construction, and the English language. . . . Colin Dexter and Morse are treasures of the genre."
—Mystery News

"It is a delight to watch this brilliant, quirky man deduce."
—Minneapolis Star & Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804114882
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Inspector Morse Series, #6
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
261
Sales rank:
411,357
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.83(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Colin Dexter lives in Oxford, England. He has twice won Britain's Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of the year—for The Wench Is Dead and The Way Through the Woods.

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