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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TIP TOP
This is very intelligent writing and engages the reader at many differing levels from the outset. A classic of the genre.
Published on 18 May 2008 by Roderick Spode

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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, hard to follow
Repetitive and rather self-conscious writing style. Characters rather dull and flat compared with television equivalents. Unusuallly, prefer television series to novel.
Published 14 months ago by Mrs.N. Davies


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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TIP TOP, 18 May 2008
This is very intelligent writing and engages the reader at many differing levels from the outset. A classic of the genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Morse convolutions., 18 April 2012
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Good quality dexterism. A typically convoluted Morse plot with numerous false leads. Confirms long-standing impressions of the totally sociopathic nature of Oxford academia!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read!, 8 Feb 2014
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I enjoyed the book very much, its a good detective story with just enough blood and gore to keep the interest going. I got a bit muddled with the professor characters but that might just be me! I would recommend it to anyone who loves Inspector Morse from the TV, I had not read any of the stories before but could relate to the character from the TV series. Very enjoyable.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, hard to follow, 21 Jun 2013
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Repetitive and rather self-conscious writing style. Characters rather dull and flat compared with television equivalents. Unusuallly, prefer television series to novel.
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dexter continues his Morse code!, 2 Mar 2002
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It's certainly a crime of the most perplexing sort--so perplexing (and convoluted) that it
would take an Inspector Morse to separate the "facts" from "fiction"! In Colin Dexter's
Morse novel, one of a long series, the erswhile policeman finds himself "drowning" in a sea of clues,
lies, innuendos, red herrings.
A dismembered body is fished out of the Oxford Canal--only the torso remains and
Morse and Sergeant Lewis are up to the challenge. As if often the case, Oxford
University is involved. A don has disappeared, leaving about a plethora of clues. It's the
long and winding road down the halls of academe for the Thames Valley police and the
trail bounces back and forth to London and some of its seedier spots.
The scenario seems set with an opening scene out of World War II, when the
Gilbert brothers (local boys from the Oxford area) face the horrors of the battle of El
Alamein, the youngest of the three dieing. The company commander, a Lt. Browne-Smith
just happens now to be a don in question at Oxford.
Dexter pulls on punches as he permits Morse and Lewis to take on this
bizarre--certainly macabre--case. With his usual erudite style, the author's clever, at times
witty and ascerbic, plot and character development takes the reader for a great ride (and
read). Written in 1983, long before, one presumes, Dexter had envisioned Morse's demise
("The Remorseful Day"), "The Riddle of the Third Mile" is carefully orchestrated, with
the climactic results rushing in with a top crescendo! (The reader must be a bit careful as
the facts and events come almost as an onslaught!) The tone of this episode, despite its
shocking crime scenario, is one of greater levity than some of his later books ("The Wench
Is Dead," for instance),but it was written some 15 years before "Remorseful Day," and the
tone and atmosphere are naturally different. This one gives additional insight into Morse's
earlier (younger) days, of his stepping down from Oxford and of the first love of his life
(Morse is ever the eternal optimist when it comes to beautiful women!). Dexter also fills
this one with his usual literary allusions, clever references, and an incredible vocabulary
(probably only equated by Dame P.D. James or William Buckley, themselves!).
I found this one probably to be the most delightful and intriguing of the Morse series,
perhaps because of the levity he chooses to exhibit. Regardless, readers of the Morse code
will find this episode in fine keeping with the others. A good read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 7 July 2014
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Disappointed. Too convoluted. Very hard to work out who's who. I didn't care whose body was in the canal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Riddle of the Third Mile, 7 Jun 2014
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Just like all Colin Dexter books absolutely enthralling. I couldn't put it down unfortunately so it wasn't long before I was at the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars favourite auther, 17 April 2014
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This was a story I had not read before, I would recomend it to any-one who enjoys this type of story
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good riddle, 10 Mar 2014
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It is a riddle, keeps you on you toes trying to think who is the murderer. Good one Mr Dexter
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good story, 2 Feb 2014
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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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