True (U.K.) first edition of the ninth in the Inspector Morse series of mysteries, which were the basis of the enormously popular televison series starring the late John Thaw in the title role. A fine, fresh copy in equally fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "He looked overweight around the midriff, though nowhere else, and she wondered whether perhaps he drank too much. He looked weary, as if he had been up most of the night conducting his investigations . . ." For Oxford, the arrival of twenty-seven American tourists is nothing out of the ordinary . . . until one of their number is found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph Hotel. It looks like a sudden - and tragic - accident. Only Chief Inspector Morse appears not to overlook the simultaneous theft of a jewel-encrusted antique from the victim's handbag . . . Then, two days later, a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the River Cherwell. A coincidence? Maybe. But this time Morse is determined to prove the link . . .
From the Inside Flap:
"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
From the Paperback edition.
Title: The Jewel That Was Ours : An Inspector Morse...
Publisher: Macmillan U.K.
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: fine
Book Description Macmillan, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Some minor signs of previous use but of good overall quality. Cheap Fast UK delivery and 24/7 Customer Service. International Postage available. Seller Inventory # mon0000342072
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Book Description Macmillan 11/07/1991, 1991. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780333559116