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The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse Series #9)
     

The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse Series #9)

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by Colin Dexter
 

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"Superbly clue-laden...A complex and satisfying puzzle."
THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE
The case seems so simple, Inspector Morse deemed it beneath his notice. A wealthy, elderly American tourist has a heart attack in her room at Oxford's luxurious Randolph Hotel. Missing from the scene is the lady's handbag, which contained the Wolvercote Tongue, a

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"Superbly clue-laden...A complex and satisfying puzzle."
THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE
The case seems so simple, Inspector Morse deemed it beneath his notice. A wealthy, elderly American tourist has a heart attack in her room at Oxford's luxurious Randolph Hotel. Missing from the scene is the lady's handbag, which contained the Wolvercote Tongue, a priceless jewel that her late husband had bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum just across the street. Morse proceeds to spend a great deal of time thinking—and drinking—in the hotel's bar, certain the solution is close at hand—until conflicting stories, suspicious doings, and a real murder convince him otherwise....
"It is a delight to watch this brilliant, quirky man [Morse] deduce."
MINNEAPOLIS STAR & TRIBUNE

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Library Journal
Chief Inspector Morse is dispatched to Oxford to untangle a plot involving the death of the American who intended to donate a fabulous jewel to the Ashmolean Museum. Soon after, the professor who is hyping the receipt of the jewel is murdered, and the plot takes off on a giddy series of revelations tied to the professor's assorted drunken sprees and amorous liaisons among the Oxford elite. Unfortunately, the story seems overedited, and the reading by popular British actor Edward Woodward leaves much to be desired. Woodward plays a great Inspector Morse, and some of his other British voices are wittily done. However, every American voice sounds alike; read: Southern hick. Woodward's female voices are uniformly squeaky. Nonetheless, the story will keep listeners guessing, and Dexter is in top form. For large mystery collections.-Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, N.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804109819
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Series:
Inspector Morse Series , #9
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
164,957
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Colin Dexter (b. 1930) is a British crime fiction writer best known for his Inspector Morse series of novels. He has twice won Britain's Gold Dagger Award for the Best Crime Novel of the Year — for the books The Wench Is Dead and The Way Through the Woods. His thirteenth and final Inspector Morse book, The Remorseful Day, was published in 1999. He lives in Oxford, England.

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The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse Series #9) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This is my first Inspector Morse book. I enjoyed it, although the writing style is not what I am used to for a detective novel. I guessed the culprits a few chapters before the reveal, but that I was kept in the dark with so many suspects is a good thing. I don't think I spent $9.00 on this book. I don't think it was a read worth that much.
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Character2 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book, wiill read more of his work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago