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The Wench Is Dead (Inspector Morse, Bk 8)
The Wench Is Dead - Inspector Morse, Bk 8
Author: Colin Dexter
It is only to entertain himself in the hospital that the impatient Inspector Morse opens the little book called Murder on the Oxford Canal. But so fascinating is the story it tells -- of the notorious 1859 murder of Joanna Franks aboard the canal boat Barbara Bray -- that not even Morse's attractive nurses can distract him from it. Was Joann...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780330313360
ISBN-10: 0330313363
Publication Date: 7/12/1991
Pages: 208
Edition: New Ed
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Pan
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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I love all of the Inspector Morse books, but this one was espcially well told story; interwoven between Morse's hospital stay and a murder done in the 19th century. Enjoyed every minute of it. I wish these books would never end!
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WhidbeyIslander avatar reviewed The Wench Is Dead (Inspector Morse, Bk 8) on + 605 more book reviews
An enjoyable story that is similar to Josephine Tey's "The Daughter In Time" in that it involves a policeman confined to a hospital bed who becomes interested in looking into a very cold case (this one around 100 years old, while Tey's is a little colder.)
reviewed The Wench Is Dead (Inspector Morse, Bk 8) on + 10 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book -- it popped up as an "other people got this" when I looked at another book. It is amazing that he would even try to solve a mystery that was so old, but cool that he could find so much information! Definitely recommend.
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I love Inspector Morse, both in Colin Dexter's books and in the TV series starring John Thaw, who died not so long ago, sadly. This particular book is my very favorite of Dexter's Morse mysteries. Morse is in the hospital and to pass time he reads a little book about a murder on a canal that happened in 1859. Only Morse, from his hospital bed, could solve a murder that happened nearly 150 years ago, when all the players in it were dead. An excellent book. I recommend this one and all 12 others in the series.


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