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Feb 22, 1993
| ISBN 9780804109819
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Jan 26, 2011
| ISBN 9780307778956
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Feb 22, 1993 | ISBN 9780804109819
Jan 26, 2011 | ISBN 9780307778956
"Superbly clue-laden…A 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
Colin Dexter twice won the Gold Dagger Award, the Crime Writers’ Association’s honor for the best novel of the year. He was the author of many novels, novellas, and short stories featuring Inspector Morse. He died in 2017.
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