The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn
"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot."--The New York Times Book ReviewNicholas Quinn is deaf, so he considers himself lucky to be appointed to the Foreign Examinations Board at Oxford, which designs tests for students of English around... show more
"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot."--The New York Times Book ReviewNicholas Quinn is deaf, so he considers himself lucky to be appointed to the Foreign Examinations Board at Oxford, which designs tests for students of English around the world. But when someone slips cyanide into Nicholas's sherry, Inspector Morse has a multiple-choice murder. Any one of a tight little group of academics could have killed Quinn. Before Morse is done, all their dirty little secrets will be exposed. And a murderer will be cramming for his finals. . . . "[Dexter] is a magician with character, story construction, and the English language. . . . Colin Dexter and Morse are treasures of the genre."--Mystery News"It is a delight to watch this brilliant, quirky man [Morse] deduce."--Minneapolis Star & Tribune
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 28th 1997
Publisher: Ivy Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Morse (#3)
Book 3 of the Dexter 'set' and a brooding Chief Inspector Morse grapples with the murder of a newly appointed member of the Oxford Examination Syndicate. Nicholas Quinn was deaf and though talented, not the unanimous choice of the other 'syndics', to join their studious ranks. Still, Morse needs to ...
I enjoyed this one more than the first two Morse-novels. There's not as much drinking in this book (now I know that it's part of Morse's character to drink a bit too much but especially in the first book it felt like everytime Dexter didn't know what to write now he added a line about Morse going to...
Blurb - After a hearing-impaired member of the Oxford Foreign Examinations Syndicate is found dead, Inspector Morse follows a murderous trail involving a Middle-Eastern oil magnate, an X-rated theater, and sexual and financial antics.Re-read details: Colin Dexter's Oxford detective puzzles over the ...
I usually love English mysteries but for some reason have just not warmed up to this series.