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The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse) by…

The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse) (original 1991; edition 1992)

by Colin Dexter

Series: Morse (9)

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Title:The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse)
Authors:Colin Dexter
Info:Pan Books (1992), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 288 pages
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The Jewel That Was Ours by Colin Dexter (1991)



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  ChatterMatters | Jul 15, 2018 |
The Inspector Morse mysteries are truly in a class by themselves. Colin Dexter does a remarkable job of crafting the characters of Morse and Lewis then letting them interact against their own set of strengths/weaknesses as they work through very complex mysteries. The Jewel That Was Ours fits all of these parameters and I don't think much else has to be said. Great read! ( )
  Hardboiled | Mar 8, 2018 |
THE JEWEL THAT WAS OURS (Inspector Morse #9) 1981, by Colin Dexter is yet another in an all too small collection of superlative mysteries. Set in Oxford, England, this outing has a bus full of American tourists, a death, the theft of a priceless artifact, and no possibility of a rational solution. Until Morse arrives that is. And in his fashion he manages to not only pull the thread of the mystery free, but does so in his own elegant fashion.
While we can still visit Morse through the books and the television shows (Morse and Endeavour), I certainly miss the anticipation of a new thriller on the shelves.
Alas. ( )
  TomDonaghey | Aug 6, 2017 |
I've read others in the series and remember liking them better than this mystery. I do like the inspectors Morse and Lewis characters. ( )
  Cricket856 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Have watched so much Morse on PBS. Thought I should do some reading of the originals (or more precisely be read to). Great fun. A very complex solution. With Morse mostly just sitting in the pub. Have decided to read a few more. Downloaded a couple that have Kevin Whately reading (he who plays Sgt. Lewis in PBS series). ( )
  idiotgirl | Dec 25, 2015 |
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For my wife, Dorothy
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The red-seal Brut Imperial Moët & Chandon stood empty on the top of the bedside table to her left; empty like the champagne glass next to it, and like the champagne glass on the table at the other side of the bed.
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For Oxford, the arrival of twenty-seven American tourists is nothing out of the ordinary...until one of their number is found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph hotel. Then, two days later, a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the River Cherwell. A coincidence? Morse is determined to prove the link...

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When an American tourist is found dead of a heart attack in the posh Randolph Hotel and an irreplaceable piece of ancient jewelry is missing, Inspector Morse begins an investigation.

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