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Wench is Dead (Ulverscroft Large Print Series) Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Oct 1991


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  • Hardcover: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft; Large Print edition edition (Oct 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 070892512X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0708925126
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,592,446 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Wendy R. Stilwell on 27 Dec 2011
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This is the original and best exactly as the book. The TV version is awful, and the story is completely changed. This is as it should be faithful to the written word. Very good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Rose on 26 Oct 2009
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Brand new product (NOT a copy) and delivered super quick. Cracking tale and a bit different to the normal Morse stories. Very enjoyable yarn.
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By A Customer on 25 Dec 1999
This book is just one you can't put down. It's intriguing twists and turns, it's mixture of characters with secrets to hide and the fact that you travel back in time to the early 1900's, makes it well worth the read.
This book is about a Victorian lady who is murdered aboard a canal boat. As Morse lays in a hospital bed seriously ill, he is given a case that captures his inquisitive nature. Upon examining the police records of the arrest made, Morse discovers that a false arrest took place.
But just who committed the murder - if one took place at all? Murder, mystery, suspense, greed and the genre of the era - all add up to a riveting read. You will not be able to put this book down!
A simple must to read. By Sarah Clark.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Inspector Morse does it again! 28 Oct 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
An unfortunate title for a book, as I would have never read it, had it not been for another murder mystery by Colin Dexter, to be solved by the infamous Inspector Morse. But after reading the book, the meaning of the title become clear. However, I'm not sure how many readers would buy a book with this title, which conjures images of a bad B-movie. Inspector Morse is true to form, albeit lying in a hospital bed with an ulcer. From his hospital bed, Morse manages to re-solve a murder case that occurred in the late 1800s. This case is brought to his attention through a book a fellow patient in the ward had written. Dexter has chosen a very interesting plot construction for this mystery. The story is more intriguing than gripping, but makes for entertaining reading. Morse's intuitive and investigative abilities are shown at their best, with Sargent Lewis piping in at opportune moments. Basically another solid murder mystery in the Inspector Morse series!
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Master craftsman 16 Jun 2000
By Atheen M. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've enjoy most of the Inspector Morse series since I was first introduced to the character on a PBS mystery series. The author is a master craftsman who can out-Christie Christie when it comes to plot twists that still follow the "rules," and this book was no exception. I particularly enjoyed it because it involves a bit of history--one of my favorite persuits--and embroils the ailing Inspector in a mind game that brings to resolution a crime committed decades before his birth. A consumate juggler of details, Dexter is a master at plausable solutions, always providing at least two. He delightfully misleads his inspector and his readers with a trail of clues and interpretations that seem entirely probable only to delight his followers with a "true" solution which fits the facts with even greater plausibility. My only complaint with respect to the series is that I become impatient with Morse's alchoholism and untreated depression. As a nurse I keep wanting to urge him to get proper treatment! On the whole I find his seargeant a much more balanced and satisfying character.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Wonderfully crafted 26 Jun 2000
By Helen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This novel demonstrates well what a wonderful wordsmith this author is. This is a superbly and imaginatively plotted work.
Morse again is at his irritating worst but while his body is showing the signs of neglect his masterful mind is still at work trying to solve a compelling mystery of the previous century.
This author is one of the genre's leaders.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It just goes to show, you can't keep a good detective down. 11 Nov 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Even when ill, Morse proves that great things come to those who apply themselves. Morse is indeed cranky and ill-tempered; but he tends to succeed where the system tends to fail. Inspite of the misgivings Lewis (who insists upon being a nerd) insists upon wallowing in, Morse teaches him a few valuable lessions. This book is a good read and well worth the effort.
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My favorite Inspector Morse novel 26 Oct 2000
By Bettye McKee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I picked up this book because of its intriguing title and couldn't put it down. In the manner of Josephine Tey's "The Daughter of Time," Inspector Morse solves a century-old murder from his hospital bed. And, in the manner of Peter Robinson's "In a Dry Season," physical evidence is uncovered to bolster his theory. A magnificent piece of detecting.
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