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The Jewel That Was Ours Superbly Clue LadenA Complex And Satisfying Puzzle THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBEThe Case Seems So Simple, Inspector Morse Deemed It Beneath His Notice A Wealthy, Elderly American Tourist Has A Heart Attack In Her Room At Oxford S Luxurious Randolph Hotel Missing From The Scene Is The Lady S Handbag, Which Contained The Wolvercote Tongue, A Priceless Jewel That Her Late Husband Had Bequeathed To The Ashmolean Museum Just Across The Street Morse Proceeds To Spend A Great Deal Of Time Thinking And Drinking In The Hotel S Bar, Certain The Solution Is Close At Hand Until Conflicting Stories, Suspicious Doings, And A Real Murder Convince Him Otherwise It Is A Delight To Watch This Brilliant, Quirky Man Morse Deduce MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

About the Author: Colin Dexter

Norman Colin Dexter was an English crime writer, known for his Inspector Morse novels.He started writing mysteries in 1972 during a family holiday We were in a little guest house halfway between Caernarfon and Pwllheli It was a Saturday and it was raining it s not unknown for it to rain in North Wales The children were moaning I was sitting at the kitchen table with nothing else to do, and I wrote the first few paragraphs of a potential detective novel Last Bus to Woodstock was published in 1975 and introduced the world to the character of Inspector Morse, the irascible detective whose penchants for cryptic crosswords, English literature, cask ale and Wagner reflect Dexter s own enthusiasms Dexter s plots are notable for his use of false leads and other red herrings.The success of the 33 episodes of the TV series Inspector Morse, produced between 1987 and 2001, brought further acclaim for Dexter In the manner of Alfred Hitchcock, he also makes a cameo appearance in almost all episodes More recently, his character from the Morse series, the stalwart Sgt now Inspector Lewis features in 12 episodes of the new ITV series Lewis As with Morse, Dexter makes a cameo appearance in several episodes Dexter suggested the English poet A E Housman as his great life on the BBC Radio 4 programme of that name in May 2008 Dexter and Housman were both classicists who found a popular audience for another genre of writing.Dexter has been the recipient of several Crime Writers Association awards two Silver Daggers for Service of All the Dead in 1979 and The Dead of Jericho in 1981 two Gold Daggers for The Wench is Dead in 1989 and The Way Through the Woods in 1992 and a Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement in 1997 In 1996 Dexter received a Macavity Award for his short story Evans Tries an O Level In 1980, he was elected a member of the by invitation only Detection Club.In 2000, Dexter was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature.From WikipediaSeries Inspector MorseAwards Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger 1979 Service of all the Dead 1981 The Dead of JerichoCrime Writers Association Gold Dagger 1989 The Wench is Dead 1992 The Way Through the Woods

10 thoughts on “The Jewel That Was Ours

  1. says:

    When a group of wealthy Americans appears in Oxford on a guided tour, one of the women in the tour is on a special mission A rare and historically valuable jewel had come into the possession of her late husband It was his wish that that the jewel be donated to a museum in Oxford and, in the company of her new husband, the woman has carried the jewel to Great Br

  2. says:

    A unique episode in theInspector Morsecanon The Jewel That Was Ours started out as an episode for television written by Julian Mitchell, entitledThe Wolvercote Tongue Inspector Morsewas a very popular TV series starring John Thaw as Morse and Kevin Whately as Lewis, who by the time of this episode were both well established in their character rolesThe Wolvercote Tongue

  3. says:

    Read by Michael PenningtonTotal Runtime 7 hours 8 minsBodleian Library, OxfordDescription He looked overweight around the midriff, though nowhere else, and she wondered whether perhaps he drank too much He looked weary, as if he had been up most of the night conducting his investigations For Oxford, the arrival of twenty seven American tourists is nothing out of the ordinary u

  4. says:

    Inspector Morse mystery No 9 and the finest so far, in my humble opinion This is an Agatha Christie esque murder mystery paced to perfection A package tour of mostly elderly Americans is disrupted by thievery and possible murders plural and Morse 8 out of 12

  5. says:

    Clues, hypotheses, even establishing just which crime has been committed overwhelm the hapless reader in this Inspector Morse mystery The structure is reminiscent of an Agatha Christie whodunit, but with infinitelycomplications and of course the atmospheric tone of the historic university town of Oxford Dexter s detective is the curmudgeonly Inspector Morse whose pockets are somehow always em

  6. says:

    One annoying element of Dexter s writing is his tendency to render the speech of anyone he considers must talk a bit funny basically, anyone working class or foreign in a needlessly phonetic, mocking way Okay, Arksford is mildly entertaining, but do we need to be told that someone says vay cation or pronounces Shirley as Shurley Naturally, if you are English and don t live on a council estate, you ne

  7. says:

    This entry in the Inspector Morse series was very good, with some misdirection but otherwise a fairly straightforward plot and solution unlike some of the earlier books in the series This mystery was alsofocused on the plot, with considerably less diversions into Morse s interests in the opposite sex or in drink My biggest complaint the solution wasn t possible for the reader to figure out completely althoug

  8. says:

    The ninth in the Inspector Morse Mysteries, where he has to solve the mystery of the theft of a historically valued jewel, and two dead bodies Good one,and quite complicated to solve.The Inspector Morse books have kept on becoming better since its first book Although I have given this a three star, it is still a strong one.Very much readable, but certainly not as great as the previous book in the series.

  9. says:

    Another is the Inspector Morse series and equally as complex as others in the ouevre An American tourist dies of an apparent heart attack in a local hotel and Morse is less than pleased to be called out on this seemingly innocent death But this is a Morse mystery, so you know that there is muchgoing on that meets the eye As usual Morse gets off track immediately once he figures out that something is amiss and we try to foll

  10. says:

    Having recently seen the tv adaptation of this story I was not as focused on the story as I could have been However, the book is different from the TV adaptation and is far far better Morse and Lewis try and find a connection between the theft of a rare and precious historical artefact the Wolvercote Tongue and the deaths of Laura Stratton the owner of the Tongue and Dr Kemp, the historian who was to revive it However as usual no o

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