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Old 01-27-2013, 05:58 AM   #15443
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On now to "The Wench is Dead" - the 8th "Inspector Morse" novel, by Colin Dexter.
An absolutely excellent book, and one which I thoroughly recommend. Morse is in hospital, suffering from a stomach ulcer. While there, he reads a book about a murder which occurred on an Oxford canal in 1860, where a woman passenger on a canal boat was found drowned, and the boatmen hanged for her murder. Convinced that a miscarriage of justice took place, he sets out to try and find out what really happened on that long-ago day.

A very unusual detective story, and one which thoroughly merits the awards it received. Highly recommended.

Now on to the Douglas Preston thriller, "Blasphemy", the 2nd book in the "Wyman Ford" series.
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