The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse Series #11)

The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse Series #11)

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by Colin Dexter
     
 

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It was Chief Superintendent Strange's opinion that too little progress had been made by the Thames Valley Police since the discovery of a corpse in a North Oxford flat. The victim had been killed by a single stab wound to the stomach. Yet the police had no weapon, no suspect, no motive. But within days of taking over the investigation, Chief Inspector Morse and

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It was Chief Superintendent Strange's opinion that too little progress had been made by the Thames Valley Police since the discovery of a corpse in a North Oxford flat. The victim had been killed by a single stab wound to the stomach. Yet the police had no weapon, no suspect, no motive. But within days of taking over the investigation, Chief Inspector Morse and Detective Sergeant Lewis uncover startling new information about the life and death of the victim, Dr. Felix McClure, late of Wolsey College, Oxford. The trail leads directly to a staircase in Wolsey College, and in particular to a former "Scout" there, one Edward Brooks-who disappears following the theft of a knife from the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Then another body is discovered and suddenly Morse finds himself with too many suspects, including Brooke's long-suffering wife, his stepdaughter, and an enigmatic schoolmistress. Although each, it seems, has an unimpeachable, and unbreakable, alibi.

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Stasio
...Colin Dexter, that puzzlemeister without peer, has devised another infernal brainteaser in The Daughters of Cain. His detective, the brilliant, abrasive Inspector Morse, does the tricky stuff in his head. Readers are advised to get out their pencils, timetables and aspirin....Mr. Dexter is a superb technician who torments the reader with logistical details that contradict every previously established point in his puzzle. -- New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The 11th Inspector Morse mystery finds the occasionally caustic detective investigating the murder of a retired academic. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708988695
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Series:
Inspector Morse Series, #11
Pages:
423

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