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The Riddle of the Third Mile (Inspector Morse Mysteries)

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ISBN13: 9780804114882
ISBN10: 0804114889
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"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot."

--The New York Times Book Review

Inspector Morse isn't sure what to make of the truncated body found dumped in the Oxford Canal, but he suspects it may be all that's left of an elderly Oxford don last seen boarding the London train several days before. Whatever the truth, the inspector knows it won't be simple--it never is. As he retraces Professor Browne-Smith's route through a London netherworld of topless bars and fancy bordellos, his forebodings are fulfilled. The evidence mounts; so do the bodies. So Morse downs another pint, unleashes his pit bull instincts, and solves a mystery that defies all logic.

"[Dexter] is a magician with character, story construction, and the English language. . . . Colin Dexter and Morse are treasures of the genre."

--Mystery News

"It is a delight to watch this brilliant, quirky man deduce."

--Minneapolis Star & Tribune

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Inspector Morse isn't sure what to make of the truncated body found dumped in the Oxford Canal, but he suspects it may be all that's left of an elderly Oxford don last seen boarding the London train several days before. Whatever the truth, the inspector knows it won't be simple — it never is. As he retraces Professor Browne-Smith's route through a London netherworld of topless bars and fancy bordellos, his forebodings are fulfilled. The evidence mounts; so do the bodies. So Morse downs another pint, unleashes his pit bull instincts, and solves a mystery that defies all logic.

About the Author

Colin Dexter lives in Oxford, England. He has twice won Britain's Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of the year--for The Wench Is Dead and The Way Through the Woods.

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Shaher, October 18, 2013 (view all comments by Shaher)
If you like suspense with a dose of intelligent humor, then Chief Inspector Morse is for you. In this page turner, you get acquainted with the irascible Chief Inspector Morse as he delves into yet another murder in Oxford. The author Colin Dexter prefaces each chapter with a quote from either the Bible or great literary works. There are a couple of red herrings in the plot, but when you're finished with the novel, you'll feel refreshed and at the same time challenged. Truly a great read for anyone who hasn't tried Colin Dexter's Chief Inspector Morse.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804114882
Author:
Dexter, Colin
Publisher:
Ivy Books
Location:
IVYB, c1997.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Traditional british
Subject:
Morse, inspector (fictitious character)
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Oxford (england)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Number:
mass market
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Inspector Morse Mysteries (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.88x4.24x.74 in. .31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Inspector Morse isn't sure what to make of the truncated body found dumped in the Oxford Canal, but he suspects it may be all that's left of an elderly Oxford don last seen boarding the London train several days before. Whatever the truth, the inspector knows it won't be simple — it never is. As he retraces Professor Browne-Smith's route through a London netherworld of topless bars and fancy bordellos, his forebodings are fulfilled. The evidence mounts; so do the bodies. So Morse downs another pint, unleashes his pit bull instincts, and solves a mystery that defies all logic.
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