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The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse Series Book 9) Kindle Edition
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|Length: 372 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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That's the book in a nutshell and I am not giving anything away here because this is what it says on the back of the book. You can read it before you read the book.
Even though one can rather quickly establish an idea why the old lady is dead and who stole the antique and who might have done her in, all this does not seem to be important to Chief Inspector Morse. He completely ignores the old lady and her jewel and concentrates solely on the other corpse. In the end, he solves that murder and it does make sense in a way. He also solves the death of the old lady and the possible whereabouts of the antique, but these really do appear as an unimportant side-affair.
What I didn't particularly like about the book is that because of so many people involved - some of whom entertain rather interesting relationships amongst themselves - there are too many potential plots, which made it rather difficult for me to figure out what is happening. And because of that I found it almost impossible to follow Inspector Morse's train of thought. If it wasn't for his great reckoning at the end of the book, I would be left in the middle of nowhere.
On a positive note, the title of the book is excellent.Read more ›
Morse must decide whether these events are all related and, if they are, if one person is responsible for all the mayhem. Because of the large cast of characters, there is little opportunity for individual character development, making it more difficult than usual to keep track of the many characters. In addition, some of the tourists, tour agency employees, and Oxford lecturers are having relationships with each other, further complicating the stories. All the characters have alibis. Many will vouch for each other, and those who appear guilty of some parts of a crime could not possibly have committed other parts of the same crime.
As Morse becomes frustrated by the complexities, many readers will also become frustrated--with the undeveloped characters, the red herrings, and lack of linear progression in the cases. In the conclusion, Morse draws the tour group together and outlines his case, step by step, telling them (and the reader)about what has happened, instead of showing the action while it is happening.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A challenging piece of writing by Colin Dexter. As good as one would expect. Endeavour to work it out if you canPublished 22 days ago by Colin Murphy
Morse. A great read. I'm a huge fan and will continue to read and re-read again and again.Published 6 months ago by SusanP
Another great Inspector Morse mystery. It kept me baffled until the end.
Very enjoyable read
I really enjoy this authors books, his (inspector Morse) collection is gripping and very good to read. If you like the Murder mysteries I would recommend.Published 15 months ago by Scott
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