Jewel That Was Ours

Colin Dexter

Jewel That Was Ours
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Jewel That Was Ours

Colin Dexter

Superbly clue-laden…A complex and satisfying puzzle. THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE 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…. It is a delight to watch this brilliant, quirky man [Morse] deduce. MINNEAPOLIS STAR & TRIBUNE

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