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3.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colin Dexter Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Morse Mysteries Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781470835064
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Baldi | 1/25/2014

    " Inspector Morse is the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/24/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina Gonsalves | 1/18/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra | 1/16/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/15/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 12/16/2013

    " Love reading these books, Very intriguing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 12/16/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip Benge | 12/14/2013

    " One of the very best detective writers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 12/13/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marfy | 12/10/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avary | 11/30/2013

    " Colin Dexter writes a good English mystery series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 11/26/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Jellinek | 11/13/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Namiko | 11/2/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 "Aubri"/Lisa | 8/7/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 6/9/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beryl | 4/26/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberlyn | 3/24/2013

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 12/24/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 11/11/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 10/14/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Berna | 9/24/2012

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

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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.
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.