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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read.A few good twists.
Although I figured out why the murder was committed and by whom, I didn't work out how until the end of the book. As usual Morse was knocking back the beer, flirting in his subtle way and actually got a "little"!!! bit friendly with a suspect. A good read.
Published on Oct. 27 1999 by Emma-Mary D Hawk

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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't do it for me.
I was looking for a classic detective story and, given the success of the TV series based on the Morse character, I thought this would be a safe bet. I was unfortunately rather disappointed. I felt that the writing was somewhat laboured, and it seemed as though the writer was himself somewhat smug, and Morse's arrogant tendencies were not at all endearing. I had pretty...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read.A few good twists., Oct. 27 1999
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Emma-Mary D Hawk (Orlando USA. Recently of Oxford, GB.) - See all my reviews
Although I figured out why the murder was committed and by whom, I didn't work out how until the end of the book. As usual Morse was knocking back the beer, flirting in his subtle way and actually got a "little"!!! bit friendly with a suspect. A good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Morse at his best., Nov. 10 2001
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If you like to be kept guessing this is the novel for you. It is also fun to read about the interaction between Morse and Lewis. These two deserve each other.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic which keeps you guessing., Feb. 8 2002
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This review is from: Jewel That Was Ours (Hardcover)
The only thing really wrong with Morse is that he smokes too much. If you want a really good read in your mysteries, here it is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Jewel of A Mystery !, July 9 1998
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Inspector Morse occupies the bar of the Randolph Hotel while he investigates the titillating Shelia Williams and the odd disappearance of a priceless jewel. The jewels owner's heart attack leads to complications, complicity, murder, and an enormously entertaining run through a list of American tourist suspects. A superb plot, well written, well executed. An excellent read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't do it for me., April 5 2013
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I was looking for a classic detective story and, given the success of the TV series based on the Morse character, I thought this would be a safe bet. I was unfortunately rather disappointed. I felt that the writing was somewhat laboured, and it seemed as though the writer was himself somewhat smug, and Morse's arrogant tendencies were not at all endearing. I had pretty much no empathy for any of the characters, none of whom seemed to have any particularly interesting or redeeming qualities. I will not be reading any more of Colin Dexter's work.
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