The Dead of Jericho Paperback – Mar 16 2007
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'The writing is highly intelligent, the atomosphere metancholy, the effect haunting' DAILY TELEGRAPH --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
About the Author
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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a. Very literate in style with brainy quotations at the beginning of each chapter?
b. Complex plots and three dimensional characters to investigate?
c.A quirky, briliant and classical music loving loser with women who is the star of the police department? Think Inspector Morse?
d. A fast moving plot which produces many red herrings and a plot which uses Sophocles Oedipus Rex story as a paradigm for the soliving of the nettlesome case?
If your answer to any or all of the above questions is "YES" then you are an excellent candidate to become hooked on the Colin Dexter Inspector Morse novels.
The Plot of "The Dead of Jericho". Bachelor Inspector Morse is a melancholy man who has never been married. At an Oxford Party he meets the fetching Anne Scott. He will later investigate a suicide case in which Anne is found hanging dead by a rope in her kitchen? Why did she kill herself? What is murder? Later a murder victim will be found bludgened to death in his seedy apartment. How are the crimes connected if at all? What about Anne's past? To discover the answers solve the case in the company of Inspector Lewis and his fellow detective Sergeant Lewis.
These tales which have been seen by millions of viewers on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery are even better in print. Enjoy this fine entry in the series and you will read them all! Recommended for a light and mind challenging read!
At a party fifty-year-old Morse, always a lonely man seeking female companionship meets a woman, Anne Scott, whom he likes, a mature woman younger than he. Forever putting off things, Morse looks her up six months later on the very day that the woman has committed suicide. Morse gets assigned to the case much later.
For the first 125 pages Sergeant Lewis is out of the picture, but during the investigation stages Morse turns on faithful Lewis and treats him very shabbily. Lewis calls it a carpeting when he's being chewed out. Lewis takes it, and short-tempered Morse quickly changes tack and even compliments his dogsbody assistant. Lewis worships his boss and considers him a near-genius. But why does such a brilliant guy go off on such wild goose chases? He thinks his mind is keener after a few pints. There's enough wit and humor in an Inspector Morse mystery to keep readers chuckling.