The 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....
I love the whole Inspector Morse series. This book is as unique and wonderful as the others.
These "Inspector Morse" books by Colin Dexter are really very good, and follow the PBS Tv plays of them very closely!
good mystery. Every time you think you have it figured out it has a twist that makes you start over. Part of Inspector Morse series.
Great book - haven't quite finished reading it yet. Love Inspector Morse and John Thaw as he plays Morse in the BBC series. East to relate the TV actor to the book. Colin Dexter writes a good page-turner book.
Inspector Morse investigates a situation where one of a group of American tourists turns up dead at way-stop hotel, and a jewel-encrusted antique is missing from her handbag. Then, two days later a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the local river, what next?