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The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (Inspector Morse Series Book 3) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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‘Morse’s status is reinforced by an ending that no ordinary mortal could possibly have unravelled’ Financial Times

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Morse had never ceased to wonder why, with the staggering advances in medical science, all pronouncements concerning times of death seemed so disconcertingly vague. The newly appointed member of the Oxford Examinations Syndicate was deaf, provincial and gifted. Now he is dead . . . And his murder, in his north Oxford home, proves to be the start of a formidably labyrinthine case for Chief Inspector Morse, as he tries to track down the killer through the insular and bitchy world of the Oxford Colleges . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 897 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (10 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MYFJZ6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
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By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 July 2013
Format: Paperback
It is absolutely baking at the present time as I write this. Not wanting to get into something perhaps a bit too complex or time consuming I just put out my hand and picked up a Morse book to while away the time. This is the third book in the Morse series and it has been quite some time since I last read it. Personally I have always preferred the novels to the tv series, probably because the characters are slightly different. For instance Morse can't really wait to see a certain X rated movie in this book, so he can have a good gander at the flesh on display.

In this book Morse and Lewis are called in after a murder has taken place to a Nicholas Quinn. Quinn is a relatively new member of staff for the Oxford Examinations Syndicate. This body sets and marks exams for educational bodies abroad. This was first published in 1977 so it is refreshing to read something where mobile phones aren't being used in every other paragraph, and before the creation of GCSEs which countries who would have used such services as the OES have shunned, wanting our old system instead.

Quinn was profoundly deaf and Morse is drawn to his place of employment for the murder suspect. As the investigation drags on are Morse and Lewis getting all the facts, or are there too many lies and red herrings? This is quite a complex case for Morse, and it has to be admitted he looks like he is wandering around picking up on the wrong things, and coming to the wrong conclusions, especially when another death happens to another member of staff at the Syndicate. Will Morse ever solve this case, especially as he keeps his conclusions so close to his chest?
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This is third book that I have read in the Colin Dexter's collection of Morse and his crime detection, and the more I read of them I feel I am gradually blocking out the view of John Thaw and Kevin Whately,and seeing Morse and Lewis as stand alone figures, and perhaps seeing the pair as Colin Dexter envisaged. This story is perhaps closer to the authors background-Colin Dexter was deaf causing him to leave teaching and working for an exam board though dealing with English schools not foreign ones. You do have to pay attention to the writing or else you will miss a clue which may come up in the story further on in the book. This is a good read the idled a couple of days over the Christmas period.
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Have only just started to read the Morse books by Colin Dexter. I am difficult to please but have found these to be sheer escapism. Enjoy the wild traits of Morse and the patience of Lewis. Am currently on my seventh Morse novel - in similar manner to my recent reading of Lee Child Jack Reacher books, Colin Dexter and Morse are a great read.
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Although the third novel in Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse series (following "Last Bus to Woodstock" and "Last Seen Wearing"), this was the first mystery to reveal exactly how brilliant the books about this bad-tempered, beer-swilling and tight-fisted detective were going to be.

Assisted as always by the ever-willing Lewis, Morse re-enters the world of the town's academics to track down the killer of a member of the Oxford Examinations Syndicate - a member who was newly-appointed and profoundly deaf.

Perfectly written and beautifully paced, this tale was the first sign that Colin Dexter would soon become the crime writer we now know and love. If you like detective stories, you must read this - it's as simple as that!
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Enjoyed this book but probably not as much as other Inspector Morse books I have read over the years. Having said that I found it hard to put it down until I had finished the book.
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My first experience of Colin Dexter (I know it's taken a long time) but not my last. Excellently written novel that I could not wait to finish, bring on the next one.
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Love Inspector Morse books - Mr Dexter pens an excellent read! Thank you Mr Dexter for taking the time to produce such an excellent novel!
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This book is a terrific read. It keeps you engrossed from beginning to end. It is a must read book. I will definitely recommend this book
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