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The Jewel That Was Ours
by Colin Dexter | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 4/7/2014
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingeponine38wing from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, April 07, 2014

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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.... 

Journal Entry 2 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, March 23, 2015

6 out of 10

This was the first Inspector Morse that I actually read (have seen a few TV episodes) and I didn't get fully involved in the story. This is unusual because I usually like things that involve travel/tour groups. It just didn't grab me, but was still a pleasant read and skillfully written. Maybe it was my mood at the time of reading - that does affect my impressions (I've since read another Morse mystery that I liked better).

It's always nice to experience the Oxford setting, especially just before the 2015 BookCrossing convention.  

Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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Journal Entry 4 by wingDEESSEwing at Erstein, Alsace France on Saturday, April 11, 2015

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I had never heard of Inspector Morse before, so that will be my first Inspector Morse novel.
I took it from the book buffet. 

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