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Service of All the Dead (Inspector Morse)

(Book #4 in the Inspector Morse Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Chief Inspector Morse, a middle-aged bachelor with a fondness for crossword puzzles, Mozart, and attractive women, investigates a series of suspicious and sinister events at Oxfords Church of St....

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I don't see why this book gets so mediocre reviews?It's certainly better then "Last bus..."But I admit, maybe I'm being unfair; I did read this book in my mother-language (as appose to the others read in English) But even so, I got a different experience from this book, it wasn't as... routine and pattern-like, as some of the books are. This book was a bit (!) different, more action-packed, and touchingTogether with "Way through the woods" it's the best book by Dexter (In my opinion).

An excellent mystery!

This was my first trip into the world of Inspector Morse, and I am happy to say that it was well worth it. I can see how Morse has become one of the most beloved crime solvers in the genre. There are plenty of plot twists and several suspects in this case, and you need to pay attention. But Dexter is a fine writer and although you may sometimes feel puzzled, you are never confused. The story moves along at a perfect pace and is brought skillfully to a satisfying conclusion. It was a wonderful mystery novel and I am looking forward to reading about the further exploits of Inspector Morse.

An Intricate and Entertaining Tale

Two murders connected to a church lead Morse and Lewis into a complex series of clues and characters -- especially as more deaths occur...Morse keeps us mystified until the very end...Colin Dexter is a true genius.

A twist within a turn !

The woman who scrubs the floors at St Fridesworth provides the central character in a plot which requires Cheif Inspector Morse to examine relationships within relationships to effect a solution.An excellent read... Among Colin Dexter's best !

Riveting and spell binding

Just when you think you know how your mind works, Colin Dexter, through Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis, unravels a tale that puts you back to square one. In the Service for All Dead Morse walks the dark pathways of the mind. He almost backs into the lives of seven people entwined with St. Frideswide's parish in Oxford. With a keen understanding of human nature, much akin to that of Reinhold Niebuhr, he begins to untangle a series of crimes that began two years before. With a chain of deductions and intuition Morse takes you to a breathless and satisfying conclusion to five and perhaps six murders. Definitely one of Dexter's finest tales of murder and detection
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