The Daughters of Cain by Colin Dexter

By Colin Dexter

Weird and wonderful and bewildering – that’s what such a lot of homicide investigations long ago had proved to be... during this admire, no less than, Lewis used to be right in his pondering. What he couldn't have identified used to be what exceptional pain the current case might reason to Morse’s soul. leader Superintendent Strange’s opinion used to be that too little development have been made because the discovery of a corpse in a North Oxford flat. The sufferer have been killed through a unmarried stab wound to the tummy. but the police had no weapon, no suspect, no reason. inside days of taking on the case leader Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis discover startling new information regarding the existence and dying of Dr Felix McClure. whilst one other physique is stumbled on Morse unexpectedly unearths himself with really too many suspects. For as soon as, he can see no resolution. yet then he gets a letter containing a announcement of love...

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You do what you’re told and there won’t be any unpleasantness. This is what you’ve got to do. While Martin is dressing you’ll take that case with the papers in it and put it outside the study window on the window-sill, and you’ll leave the window unlatched. Now that’s absolutely all I’m asking you to do. It won’t take half a minute, and there’s no risk about it at all. The case will be back again on the study table before you’ve finished your dinner, and Martin will never know it’s been out of the house.

Her colour burned too. ” Miss Silver met the indignant gaze with a steady one. ” Without an instant’s hesitation Dorinda drove both hands into the pockets of her tweed coat. They were deep and capacious. They should have been empty. They were not empty. The fact struck her a blow which was as hard as it was unexpected. She felt as if she had missed a step and come down in the dark. Her eyes widened, her colour rose brightly. Her hands came up out of the pockets with a scatteration of stockings, handkerchiefs, and ribbon.

I am prepared to swear that this lady never turned back, and that she could not possibly have taken the mimosa spray. I was interested in her, and there was never a time when I could not see at least the top of her head. She could not have reached the mimosa spray from where she was, and she did not turn back. That is the first point. The second one is this. As the people moved on, there were naturally gaps between them. Through one such gap I saw one of the two young women I have mentioned in the act of withdrawing her hand from this lady’s coat pocket.

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