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The Wench is Dead (original 1989; edition 1998)
by Colin Dexter
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0330313363, Paperback)In 1856 the body of Joanna Franks was found at Duke's Cut on the Oxford canal. In 1989 Inspector Morse is taken to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital with a perforated ulcer. As Morse begins his recovery he comes across an account of the investigation of Joanna's death and subsequent murder trial.
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The body of Joanna Franks was found at Duke's Cut on the Oxford Canal on 22nd June 1859. As Inspector Morse is recovering from a perforated ulcer he discovers an account of the 140 year old investigation & is convinced that two innocent men were hanged. Originally published: London: Macmillan, 1989.
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