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The Daughters of Cain: An Inspector Morse Story [Audiobook] [Audio Cassette]

Colin Dexter , Kevin Whately
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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13 Oct 1995
The 11th Inspector Morse novel begins when a body is discovered in a set of rooms off the prestigious staircase in the most famous Oxford college of them all. Colin Dexter has twice won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award.

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio Books (13 Oct 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333661125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333661123
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 10.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,305,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Colin Dexter has won many awards for his novels including the CWA Gold Dagger and Silver Dagger awards. In 1997 he was presented with the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding services to crime literature. Colin's thirteenth and final Inspector Morse novel, The Remorseful Day, was published in 1999. He lives in Oxford.

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About the Author

Colin Dexter lives in Oxford. He has won many awards for his novels and in 1997 was presented with the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment from Dexter 20 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a superb novel from Colin Dexter. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I thoroughly recommend it. The relationship between Morse and Lewis sparkles in this novel and the plot is so gripping I read this book in a day on holiday. The plot revolves around three women ('The Daughters of Cain') who are connected to each other through their loathing of one man.
Morse first investigates the murder of Dr Felix McClure and Morse and Lewis have an immediate suspect. Morse becomes romantically involved with a young woman who may be connected with the murder of the second victim. This book is vintage Dexter and is very easy to read. The plot grips you and there are some good twists near the end of the novel. The Daughters of Cain is one of the best Morse novels and the subplots and suspense keep you reading right to the end.
Excellent stuff
5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much more... 17 Sep 2013
By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
There is so much more within this book than ever appeared in the television series. I watched and enjoyed every story with John Thaw as Morse but was amazed at how much I learnt about his characters from each story I have read. I also found each chapter very easy to read and follow and if I did not know what the references were I looked them up so I learnt lots of things from this story.
I have read many detective stories and often there is too much technical detail and you almost feel as if you are reading a users manual. I never get this feeling with a Colin Dexter story but what I do get is great entertainment and I find I cannot put the book down unlike others.
I am looking forward to my next Colin Dexter already and know I will enjoy the characters he brings to life and the settings he uses within Oxford.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Warning! 11 July 2014
By jrmptl
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When this arrived my Kindle opened at "Part 1". I have a habit of going to the front cover and discovered that the book begins with a Prologue. So if you are buying, make sure you start reading from the beginning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book 19 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
most riveting well worth the buy a very good read I have bought a lot of morse book they are my faverate
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5.0 out of 5 stars For Morse fans 22 Jan 2014
By Fred
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought this to complete my collection of 13 Morse books. What more can I say without letting the cat out of the bag? Morse at his Morsest, I suppose.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the daughters of cain 8 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I did not get this downloaded on my kindle but like all colin dexter books it has to be good do you think you could find out why it did not arrive on my kindle
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a good book! 1 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am new to reading full length novels (i'm only 11) and i decided to start with this one. I can honestly say that this novels has inspired me to read. The plot is great, teh writing brilliant, the characters really interesting. I have no fault at all with this book. it is entirely thought provoking and you can totally understand the motives of the criminal(or criminals) and even feel a certain compassion for them, no you DO feel compassion for them. This book has shaped my future reading material. thank You Mr Dexter.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointing
I thought I would like the Morse books - intellectual detective stories with plenty to satisfy the user. I was wrong. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Mr. Ross Maynard
5.0 out of 5 stars The Daughters of Cain: An Inspector Morse Story
Bought as a surprise for my 83 year old friend who is going blind and misses reading. She was delighted with them.
Published on 11 Feb 2010 by Ms. R. Moloney
4.0 out of 5 stars The classic murder mystery once again
Or at least that is the way it looks. Colin Dexter starts off with his usual prologue where one can pick up odd bits of information, which at the time of reading them don't mean an... Read more
Published on 12 Sep 2009 by Thomas Koetzsch
2.0 out of 5 stars Banal, with silly bits
Earlier this year I read The Daughters of Cain by Colin Dexter, one of the Morse series. Now, I've always had a liking for Morse, mainly because the much-missed John Thaw played... Read more
Published on 29 Oct 2008 by lurgee
4.0 out of 5 stars "Set apart from the rest of their kind by..the mark of Cain"
In one of the best of the Inspector Morse series, author Colin Dexter juggles several intricate plot lines, keeping the reader totally absorbed in each subplot and, especially, in... Read more
Published on 1 April 2006 by Mary Whipple
2.0 out of 5 stars Morse is better on the telly!
Having seen, and enjoyed, Inspector Morse on the small screen, I felt I should enjoy Morse as his creator had fashioned him.
I was not impressed. Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2001
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