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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"AUDACIOUS AND AMUSING. . . MAY BE THE BEST BOOK YET IN THIS DESERVEDLY CELEBRATED SERIES."
—The Wall Street Journal
It was only the second time Inspector Morse had ever taken over a murder enquiry after the preliminary—invariably dramatic—discovery and sweep of the crime scene. Secretly pleased to have missed the blood and gore, Morse and the

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"AUDACIOUS AND AMUSING. . . MAY BE THE BEST BOOK YET IN THIS DESERVEDLY CELEBRATED SERIES."
—The Wall Street Journal
It was only the second time Inspector Morse had ever taken over a murder enquiry after the preliminary—invariably dramatic—discovery and sweep of the crime scene. Secretly pleased to have missed the blood and gore, Morse and the faithful Lewis go about finding the killer who stabbed Dr. Felix McClure, late of Wolsey College. In another part of Oxford, three women—a housecleaner, a schoolteacher, and a prostitute—are playing out a drama that has long been unfolding. It will take much brain work, many pints, and not a little anguish before Morse sees the startling connections between McClure's death and the daughters of Cain. . . .
"VERY CLEVERLY CONSTRUCTED. . . Dexter writes with an urbanity and range of reference that is all his own."
—Los Angeles Times
"YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW MORSE UNTIL YOU'VE READ
HIM. . . . Viewers who have enjoyed British actor John Thaw as Morse in the PBS'Mystery!' anthology series should welcome the deeper character development in Dexter's novels."
—Chicago Sun-Times
"A MASTERFUL CRIME WRITER WHOM FEW OTHERS MATCH."
—Publishers Weekly

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:
9781861170798
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
Inspector Morse Series , #11

Meet the Author

Frederick Davidson is a recipient of the Golden Voices Award and numerous Earphones Awards. After performing for years in many BBC radio plays, he came to America in 1976. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks.

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The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse Series #11) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Morse is brilliant, alcoholic, and a bit silly. His creator is brilliant, articulate and has enough wit to allow his brilliant hero to BE silly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not prepared to be so different rom TV sefies.
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