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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (804 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: January 2007 ISBN:
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For Oxford, the arrival of 27 American tourists is nothing out of the ordinary...until one of their number is found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph Hotel. It looks like a sudden and tragic accident. Only Chief Inspector Morse appears not to overlook the simultaneous theft of a jewel-encrusted antique from the victim's handbag. Then, two days later, a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the River Cherwell. A coincidence? Maybe. But this time Morse is determined to prove the link. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 1/31/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beryl | 1/16/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/20/2013

    " 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 | 12/17/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/11/2013

    " Another is the Inspector Morse series and equally as complex as others in the ouevre. An American tourist dies of an apparent heart attack in a local hotel and Morse is less than pleased to be called out on this seemingly innocent death. But this is a Morse mystery, so you know that there is much more going on that meets the eye. As usual Morse gets off track immediately once he figures out that something is amiss and we try to follow his logic as he moves toward the answer. Colin Dexter's book are such fun to read and can be rather educational when Morse gets on a roll regarding literature, music, et al. I watched the television series before I read the books, so I can see John Thaw as a more attractive Morse than Dexter describes him in print. One of the great modern British mystery series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avary | 12/4/2013

    " Colin Dexter writes a good English mystery series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/4/2013

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon | 11/5/2013

    " 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 Namiko | 10/30/2013

    " 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 Katrina Gonsalves | 10/15/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip Benge | 10/2/2013

    " One of the very best detective writers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marfy | 8/15/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 "Aubri"/Lisa | 7/29/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 7/13/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 6/16/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/14/2013

    " Love reading these books, Very intriguing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra | 3/17/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Berna | 9/14/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 2/11/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Baldi | 1/18/2012

    " Inspector Morse is the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 12/6/2011

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberlyn | 11/7/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 11/6/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 6/19/2011

    " 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 Jim | 6/4/2011

    " Inspector Morse mystery
    Even better than Daughters of Cain! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/1/2010

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 7/13/2010

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 6/28/2010

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberlyn | 8/12/2009

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avary | 3/6/2009

    " Colin Dexter writes a good English mystery series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/21/2008

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/16/2008

    " The one with the Anglo Saxon relic, the American tourists, the naked dead Professor and where Morse falls in love. Again.

    Also the one where the Jag first appears "

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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.