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The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter
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Nov 03, 2010

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Inspector Morse meets an attractive woman at a party and his hopes are raised, but he quickly figures out that the woman is unavailable and so lets it go. A few months later he learns of her suicide and takes over the investigation, as he still wonders what might have been with this woman. Morse and Sergeant Lewis find that her death was far from a typical suicide and that her copy of Oedipus was very important to her.

This was my first Inspector Morse and I like him. He's a grumpy, snapping alcoholic who basically hates himself but he's very likable to the reader. This would have been quite the mystery to me if I hadn't seen the episode of this book from the t.v. series. Still, enjoyable and I'll read more.
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