Book Reviews of The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, Bk 11)

The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, Bk 11)
The Daughters of Cain - Inspector Morse, Bk 11
Author: Colin Dexter
ISBN-13: 9780804113649
ISBN-10: 0804113645
Publication Date: 3/2/1996
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Colin Dexter's books featuring Inspector Morse are brainteasers in that it isn't easy figuring out who the murderer is in this book as well as in other Inspector Morse books. For many Americans used to myteries with action every other page, this book moves too slow. I love British mysteries but even I found this book a bit slow. However, its saving grace, like many "slow moving" British novel, is the characters depicted. Many of them are so eccentric; so private and kind of snooty. (P.D.James is the queen of the nasty character...) The type of people you love to read about but would hate to meet. The plot concerns a professor at Wolsey College, Dr. Felix McClure, who has been stabbed to death. In another part of Wolsey, three women - a housecleaner, a schoolteacher, and a prostitute - are playing out an unfolding drama of their own. As Morse puts his formidable thinking cap on, he sees the connection between Dr. Wolsey's murder and these 3 women at the end.
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I think Dexter writes some of the best English mystery going. Inspector Morse gets sick at the sight of blood, is cantankerous and difficult to befriend but he has a way of solving crime like no other. Each book gives you a real brain teaser.
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Another good Morse mystery for fans of British novels.
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Long time since I read it, but it's an Inspector Morse story, so know I enjoyed it.
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The Daughters of Cain got off to a slow start for me, and my first impression of Morse (I began the series with this book) wasn't favorable. I thought he was far too eccentric, pompous, and condescending. Slowly, however, I began to see the unexpected kindnesses, the glimmer of empathy, and the underlying self-doubts. The character's complexity took me by surprise, as did the complexity of the plot. Overall, the book was engrossing, entertaining, and often challenging, in a good way, to read.
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The 11th book in the Inspector Morse series. Abridged - 2 cassettes, 3 hours. Read by James Nelson.
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Excellent read......
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It was only the second time Inspector Morse had ever taken over a murer enquiry after the preliminary -invariably dramatic- discovery and sweep of the crime scene. Secretly pleased to have missed the blood and gore, Morse and faithful Lewis go about finding the killer who stabbed Dr. Felix McClure, late of Wolsey College. In another part of Oxford, three women -a housecleaner, a schoolteacher, and a prostitute- are playing out a drama that has long been unfolding. It will take much brainwork, many pints, and not a little anguish before Morse sees the startling connections between McClure's death and the daughters of Cain....
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It was only the second time Inspector Morse had ever taken over a murder enquiry after the preliminary, invariably dramatic, discovery and sweep of the crime scene. Secretly pleased to have missed the blood and gore, Morse and the faithful Lewis go about finding the killer who stabbed Dr. Felix McClure, late of Wolsey College. In another part of Oxford, three women, a housecleaner, a schoolteacher, and a prostitute, are playing out a drama that has long been unfolding. It will take much brain work, many pints, and not a little anguish before Morse sees the startling connections between McClure's death and the daughters of Cain . . .