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3.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 5 3.49 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colin Dexter Narrator: Kevin Whately Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN:
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Bizarre and bewildering: that's what so many murder investigations in the past had proved to be...In this respect, at least, Lewis was correct in his thinking. What he could not have known was what unprecedented anguish the present case would cause to Morse's soul.

Chief Superintendent Strange's opinion was that too little progress had been made 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.

Within days of taking over the case, Chief Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis uncover startling new information about the life and death of Dr Felix McClure. When another body is discovered, Morse suddenly finds himself with rather too many suspects. For once, he can see no solution. But then he receives a letter containing a declaration of love.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 2/16/2014

    " Interesting characters you pretty much know who has done one of the murders but it is a matter of how all the threads tie together that makes it interesting. Morse's ill health is becoming more and more evident and it is almost like he doesn't care he makes no or little effort to improve his health like he has a death wish which is actually quite sad to read. I have never found Morse a particularly likeable character but then I think he pretty much doesn't care what any one thinks of him. To be honest if anyone asked what detective novels to read Inspector Morse wouldn't be one of those I would recommend. I am reading them because I enjoyed the TV show for so long so have wanted to read them just to say I have. But I would say you are better off reading DCI Banks which I find more enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Georg Romstorfer | 2/7/2014

    " I did't finish the book, because it was so boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/28/2014

    " I think the Morse novels have improved as the series goes along. Morse is not as obnoxious as he was originally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Hawes | 1/28/2014

    " The one with the three women the abusive man and the schoolboy who'll do anything for a legover... featuring another appearance from the destructive young Jason "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 1/19/2014

    " listened to this. Good plot, well narrated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 1/19/2014

    " This stands for all of the Inspector Morse mysteries. In the heat of the summer when you've read everything by PD James, you turn to Dexter for nice bite sized chunks of fun reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Badlydone | 1/18/2014

    " Colin Dexter's prose and wit are impressive as always, and Inspector Morse is his usual eccentric self only a bit ill in this one. The only reason I give this book four stars is because it seems to me more of a howdunnit than a whodunnit, and I like to be kept guessing as to who the perpetrator is. I also found myself taking a dislike to one of the main characters, but that too is personal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/15/2014

    " The rate of mortality-by-homicide for Oxford dons must be shockingly high. At least it is in Colin Dexter's Oxford. Yet another don is murdered in "Daughters of Cain," but it's a second murder that really captures Chief Inspector Morse's interest. As usual, his amorous interest also is piqued. Morse mysteries are always fun, if only for Morse's irascible personality and the cascade of cultural reference -- in this case, everything from Richard Wagner to Shakespeare to the Bible to the poetry of Ernest Dowson. But this particular Morse mystery is relatively unsatisfying. Anyway, Morse is only my second-favorite Oxford detective. I'm turning now to my favorite: Edmund Crispin's Gervase Fen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip Benge | 1/13/2014

    " One of the very best detective writers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 12/30/2013

    " Inspector Morse and Lewis. 3 women aid in getting rid of an abusive husband. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert | 12/19/2013

    " Sorry. Lorena Bobbitt is not a folk hero to some of us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/16/2013

    " Liked the book more as I read more. Helps when you know the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Feodora | 12/8/2013

    " I read it some years ago. I love the Inspector Morse mysteries "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 12/7/2013

    " A really grim story involving three unfortunate women and two murders; one whom really deserved being murdered. Chief Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis take over a murder case from another chief inspector in Oxford and slowly unravel what happened. There's an interesting case of character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 12/2/2013

    " clever, as usual. Guy's a little spooky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E | 11/24/2013

    " An Inspector Morse book. Characters are interestingly drawn, including the rather tactless yet erudite and insightful Morse. Determination of the who-dunnit is too dependent on sudden insights by Morse for my taste, but characters will probably lead me to read another of these at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.R. | 11/9/2013

    " Erudite, entertaining, interesting. What more need be said? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 11/8/2013

    " Inspector Morse and crimes of the heart; again, I found him more annoying than otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Stoess | 6/8/2013

    " Good. Slow. Dexter's Morse is interesting to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Auringer Danjin | 10/28/2012

    " I liked the PBS series Morse, but the books are so much more intriguing and complicated. Fun to have the faces to put to the characters. The drinking and cigarettes drove me crazy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Underwood | 9/1/2012

    " Inspector Morse novel. Very good twisting mystery. But English slang is a bit difficult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M | 8/10/2012

    " There were interesting twists in the plot of this murder mystery set in Oxford and thereabouts. An English major could better appreciate the occasional scholarly references. Apparently there are more "Inspector Morse mysteries..." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 4/20/2012

    " I really wanted to love Colin Dexter. Instead I found I got about as much satisfaction out of the book as the PBS TV show "Inspector Lewis". It just took a lot longer. Perhaps murder mystery just isn't my genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/19/2012

    " This the next to beswt in the series following The Remorseful Day. The humor is wonderful and he has the perfect quotation for each chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 10/22/2011

    " I liked the interactions between Lewis and Morse in this one. I'm sad that there are only two more books left in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiina | 9/16/2011

    " What a pleasure to read! The story in itself was not a big, complicated one, but it was written so well. I'd read this before but still this was a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 7/18/2011

    " Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis do it again--twice! Two more solved murders under their belts. Each Inspector Morse novel provides a further glimpse into the minds (and souls) of these brilliant sleuths, and The Daughters of Cain is no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 6/29/2011

    " Good. Slow. Dexter's Morse is interesting to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 6/4/2011

    " Inspector Morse mystery.
    Adding to the pleasure of the mystery, each chapter begins with a quotation from a wide range of sources (many classical and even Latin) -- each quotation suits the contents of the chapter and sometimes plays a role in the chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.R. | 3/12/2011

    " Erudite, entertaining, interesting. What more need be said? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 7/20/2010

    " A really grim story involving three unfortunate women and two murders; one whom really deserved being murdered. Chief Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis take over a murder case from another chief inspector in Oxford and slowly unravel what happened. There's an interesting case of character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 11/8/2009

    " I really wanted to love Colin Dexter. Instead I found I got about as much satisfaction out of the book as the PBS TV show "Inspector Lewis". It just took a lot longer. Perhaps murder mystery just isn't my genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 9/10/2009

    " Liked the book more as I read more. Helps when you know the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 2/12/2009

    " Inspector Morse and crimes of the heart; again, I found him more annoying than otherwise. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert | 5/14/2008

    " Sorry. Lorena Bobbitt is not a folk hero to some of us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E | 5/8/2008

    " An Inspector Morse book. Characters are interestingly drawn, including the rather tactless yet erudite and insightful Morse. Determination of the who-dunnit is too dependent on sudden insights by Morse for my taste, but characters will probably lead me to read another of these at some point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/31/2007

    " The one with the three women the abusive man and the schoolboy who'll do anything for a legover... featuring another appearance from the destructive young Jason "

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About the Author
Author Colin DexterColin Dexter is an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse novels. These novels were adapted into a TV series, which ran from 1987-2001. In 2000 Dexter was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to literature. He currently lives in Oxford with his wife.