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The case seems so simple that Inspector Morse deems 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.
©1991 Colin Dexter (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Arsenio Paez on 10-02-15

Horrible narration!

A silky, exaggerated parody of a narration. Barely tolerable. A shame, as it's a good story!

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By Bruce Rosenberg on 11-29-17

good Morse mystery

thanks for your time I enjoyed the book veryi much Brit mystery Good Morse tale
good Morse tale

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