The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse, #9)

The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse, #9) Read The Jewel That Was Ours Inspector Morse, 9 Author Colin Dexter Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 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 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 Britain to deliver it herself However, the night before she is to donate the gift, she dies of an apparent heart attack and her purse co 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 Britain to deliver it herself However, the night before she is to donate the gift, she dies of an apparent heart attack and her purse containing the jewel is stolen.This would hardly seem to merit the attention of Chief Inspector Morse after all, there is no homicide involved and he s not about to waste his time investigating a simple theft But after determining that the lady did, indeed, die of natural causes, Morse can t help
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 Tonguewent to air in season 2 on 25th December 1987, and was only developed into a novel, his ninth in theInspector M 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 Tonguewent to air in season 2 on 25th December 1987, and was only developed into a novel, his ninth in theInspector Morseseries, by Colin Dexter in 1991.Writers, especially of detective fiction, often say that when a well loved character is portrayed on television, the visual image of the actor, their familiar mannerisms and way the character is depicted then feed into subsequent books which they might write But it must be a rare
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 until one of their number is found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph Hotel It looks l 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 until one of their number is found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph Hotel It looks like a sudden and tragic accident Only Chief Inspector Morse appears not to overlook the simultaneous theft of a jewel encrusted antique from the victim s handbag Then, two days later, a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the River Cherwell A coincidence Maybe But this time Mor
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 empty when the bar tab comes around, to be paid by his long suffering assistant, Sgt Lewis Morris 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 empty when the bar tab comes around, to be paid by his long suffering assistant, Sgt Lewis Morris idiosyncrasies include a far too keen appetite for Glenfiddich single malt scotch, a passionate appreciation of classical music, and an apparently flawless command of the Classics, an oddly reassuring quirk that endears this character to the author s followers.At the heart of this particular mystery is one of the Ashmolean Museum s most revered treasures, the Alfred Jewel It is a masterpiece of Anglo S
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 inte
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
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 never drop or slur any letters but watch out, as soon as you go on the dole, you will 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 never drop or slur any letters but watch out, as soon as you go on the dole, you will never again speak an ing word properly.Another annoying element I only really picked up on because I just read another book by him, The Daughters of Cain, is his tendency to re use elements Ones I noticed included the description of a woman s breast, stomach, thighs as over ripe , and the reuse of a couple of the epigrams that head each chapter, including a quot
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here After the slight disappointment of The Wench Is Dead, this was something of a return to form for Morse Still drinking far too much and also managing to get his hands on a woman with the use of possibly the worst chat up line ever about knickers being taken down and given in
I read Last Bus to Woodstock a long time ago and between that and reading this I watched the whole Morse series, much of it twice over While I read I could see and hear John Thaw and Kevin Whateley most clearly I enjoyed that series and I enjoyed this book until I got toward the end I must admit that as the solution began to roll out I did want to do something violent to Colin Dexter for drawing it out so long and confusedly The characters were well drawn, but I wonder at his portrayal o I read Last Bus to Woodstock a long time ago and between that and reading this I watched the whole Morse series, much of it twice over While I read I could see and hear John Thaw and Kevin Whateley most clearly I enjoyed that series and I enjoyed this book until I got toward the end I must admit that as the solution began to roll out I did want to do something violent to Colin Dexter for drawing it out so long and confusedly The characters were well drawn, but I wonder at his portrayal of the California accent, which he shows as having a lotR sound than I think there is Barth for Bath, for example and Arksford for Oxford Still, I m no linguist and could easily be proven wrong Reading the letters Dexter puts into the book in handwriting, different styles
In general I found this novel reasonably enjoyable, though reading it again after some years, I would probably give it about five out of ten.On the plus side it is another sojourn into the world of Morse and Lewis, although their relationship is becoming infiltrated by clich s that originated in the TV series.There s a rather pompous narrator who knows the thoughts of the characters, but only reveals them selectively a flaw that strains the credibility of the solving of the case.There are many In general I found this novel reasonably enjoyable, though reading it again after some years, I would probably give it about five out of ten.On the plus side it is another sojourn into the world of Morse and Lewis, al

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  • 241 pages
  • The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse, #9)
  • Colin Dexter
  • English
  • 11 March 2018
  • 0804109818