The Jewel That Was Ours is the ninth novel in Colin Dexter's
Oxford-set detective series. 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 . . . The Jewel That Was Ours is
followed by the tenth Inspector Morse book, The Way Through the
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