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Author: Colin Dexter Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Inspector Morse Mysteries Release Date: August 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481574969

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An Inspector Morse Mystery

The case seems so simple that Inspector Morse deems 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.

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Inspector Morse is the best. "

    - Lori, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoyed the Inspector Morse series on Public Television, and enjoyed reading this book by Colin Dexter. "

    - Kathleen, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting that the book was based on the TV show. But the book ended VERY differently. Many more plot twists and even a different muderer. I'm sure I'll read more of them. "

    - Katrina, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Easy to see why these adapt to TV so well, but I didn't really enjoy the writing style! "

    - Alexandra, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Ninth title in the Inspector Morse series set in Oxford England. "

    - Wendy, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love reading these books, Very intriguing "

    - Diane, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoy reading Colin Dexter's mysteries too. Inspector Morse finds himself tangled up in a death he once considered unworthy of his notice. "

    - Jane, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the very best detective writers. "

    - Philip, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Altijd een plezier om een Inspector Morse mysterie te beluisteren. "

    - Edelhart, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Dexter is as good as anyone at contriving a complex mystery. "

    - Marfy, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Colin Dexter writes a good English mystery series. "

    - Avary, 11/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my favorite in the Inspector Morse series, but it was OK. "

    - Liz, 11/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of my favorite contemporary detective writers--partly because Morse and Lewis are such great characters, and partly because Dexter writes so well. "

    - Paul, 11/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is the second time to read Morse's story. I enjoyed this one. I realize that Morse first arrests a wrong person. This makes the story exciting but the writer never mentions what will happen to the person who is innocent in this version. "

    - Namiko, 11/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The mystery certainly drew me in, but I'm not a fan of Dexter's writing style. Honestly, I prefer watching the PBS Mystery! series more - John Thaw made Morse a lot more complex than just a smart detective with a drinking problem. "

    - "Aubri"/Lisa, 8/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A rather ight mystery by Colin Dexter. Plenty of plot twists and good character development. The story follows a group of tourists in Oxford as theft and murder befall the group. "

    - Erin, 6/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another good old fashioned English murder mystery. Fun to read. "

    - Beryl, 4/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " As an Inspector Morse fan, this is my cup of tea. "

    - Kimberlyn, 3/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Not a good read hard, confusing. Don't read that author again "

    - Shannon, 12/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A good mystery story if you like Morse you'll like this. "

    - Samantha, 11/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another in the Inspector Morse mystery series set in Oxford, England. Multilayered mystery involving murder and theft and an American touring group. A very good read which keeps you guessing. "

    - George, 10/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoyed it while reading it but it was not a page-turner like many good mysteries that I have read. "

    - Berna, 9/24/2012

About the Author

Colin Dexter lives in Oxford. He has won many Crime Writers’ Association awards for his novels and in 1997 was presented with the Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature. His story “Evans Tries an O-Level” won the 1996 Macavity Award for Best Short Story.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.