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Death is Now My Neighbour As He Drove His Chief Down To Kidlington, Lewis Returned The Conversation To Where It Had Begun You Haven T Told Me What You Think About This Fellow Owens The Dead Woman S Next Door Neighbour Death Is Always The Next Door Neighbour, Said Morse Sombrely The Murder Of A Young Woman A Cryptic Seventeenth Century Love Poem And A Photograph Of A Mystery Grey Haired Man.More Than Enough To Set Chief Inspector E Morse On The Trail Of A Killer.And It S A Trail That Leads Him To Lonsdale College, Where The Contest Between Julian Storrs And Dr Denis Cornford For The Coveted Position Of Master Is Hotting Up.But Then Morse Faces A Greater, Far Personal Crisis.


10 thoughts on “Death is Now My Neighbour

  1. says:

    Chief Inspector Morse returns in his twelfth outing than a little worse for the wear His drinking and smoking, in particular, are now catching up with him and he s beginning to pay the price for all of the years through which he s neglected his physical well being Any number of people, including his faithful sergeant, Lewis, urge him to reform before it s too late, but any long time reader of the series understands, like Lewis, that it isn t going to happen.The demands of another complex and demanding case certainly won t help As the book opens, the Master of Lonsdale College in Oxford has announced his retirement Two candidates stand for election to the position Each man wants the job very badly, although perhaps neither man wants to be the Master as much as his wife wants to be the First Lady of the college.One would expect that the academics would get all of this sorted out within the confines of their own small world, but the larger universe intrudes when a young woman is found shot to death early one morning There would appear to be no motive, but as Morse begins his investigation of the crime, he will discover that the poor woman did have a connection to one of the candidates in the college election There s also a journalist involved, a...


  2. says:

    Death is Now my Neighbour is the 12th novel in Colin Dexter s Inspector Morse series another enjoyable and very well written read, in the series focusing on the crimes solved by Chief Inspector Morse, and Detective Sergeant Lewis It is not vital to read the books in order each one can stand on its own but a regular reader will tend to become involved with Morse s own personal story Both the slow reveal of facts about him, plus many emotional nuances, may be lost if this penultimate novel in the series is the first to be read.Yet these are not long sagas in the current trend, with the personal lives of the heroes and villains almost overshadowing the plot The chapters are extraordinarily short, and headed by cleverly appropriate, yet diverse quotations, as is Colin Dexter s wont He once joked in a interview that he liked to keep his chapters short, so that the reader feels they are making good progress He liked to include conversation too, because of all the consequent space on the page This way of writing he partly attributed to being a slow reader himself, and partly be...


  3. says:

    This hard cover book is signed by Colin Dexter.


  4. says:

    Read by Terrence HardimanTotal Runtime 8 hours 53 minsDescription As he drove his chief down to Kidlington, Lewis returned the conversation to where it had begun You haven t told me what you think about this fellow Owens the dead woman s next door neighbour Death is always the next door neighbour, said Morse sombrely The murder of a young woman A cryptic seventeenth century love poem And a photograph of a mystery grey haired man It s than enough to set Chief Inspector E Morse on the trail of a killer And it s a trail that leads him to Lonsdale College, where the contest between Julian Storrs and Dr Denis Cornford for the coveted position of Master is hotting up But then, Morse faces a greater, far personal crisis We open this penultimate story to the sound of breaking glass as an early morning bullet through a window claims the life of a woman.A convoluted story that rather stretched the realms of possibility, yet I enjoyed the gruff pedantic bantering as usual This is the one where Morse discovers he has diabetes, and Lewis, finally, finds out Morse s first name On to the last4 Last Bus to Woodstock Inspector Morse, 1 ...


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    This is 12 in the long running series featuring Chief Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis and Dexter s writing just keeps getting better and better and the plots keep getting and convoluted But that is the beauty of a Morse book..just when you think that the answer to the murder s might be staring you in the face, it evaporates and the author leads you in a different direction which sometimes makes it difficult to keep up with the ever changing circumstances.The plot of this story centers around the Masters of Lonsdale College at Oxford and the hidden and somewhat smarmy activities that are being conducted in this temple of learning We have a couple of murders, some blackmail, and mistaken identities This book gives us a little of Morse s personal life as his bad habits are beginning to affect his health and Lewis is trying to keep him on the straight and narrow We also find out for the first time wha...


  6. says:

    3.5 stars Morse is starting to see his own mortality in this book when he is diagnosed with diabetes He is hospitalized in a health crisis and starts to reevaluate his life Not too much, of course, as the first thing he does when he is released from the hospital is to get an alcoholic drink and have a cigarette The mystery surrounds a murder of a young professional shot in her house through the kitchen window Surrounding the murder is the selection of a Master at Oxford by one of two local professors How does it fit into the murder Everyone knows her Then her next door neighbor, a newspaper reporter, is shot and killed too This is one series, I feel, that is better on TV than it is in the books In the books I am mystified by Morse s power over women but in John Thaw s capable hands, it makes perfect sense I do like exploring the Morse Lewis relationship which you can see is growing in every book In a touching moment, M...


  7. says:

    This was my fisrt Inspector Morse novel to read, the only one I ve been able to find State side, and I absolutely loved it This is book 12 of 13 so some of the sub plots I was not privy to But It was an amazingly well written and planned...


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    The end is in sight Morse s health takes a real turn for the worse with the discovery that he has diabetes this isn t a man to be told what to eat and drink although he does seem to give up smoking Once again he gets lucky with the ladies and once again he finds himself deep in a murder investigation.A woman shot in her own kitchen is the start of a story that involves blackmail and infidelity Before the story is over 2 bodies are added to the count 2 men who want to become master of the Oxford university that they work at, both with their own secrets.It s a bittersweet book, because you again see the way that Morse and Lewis work together, relying on each other The realisation that Lewis is Morse s on real friend, that he cares about what happens to Morse even trying to tell him to stop drinking His reward Finally learning Morse s Christian name You feel the end coming, as Morse again faces his mortality, his possibly retirement because you truly feel that with...


  9. says:

    Very cleverly written Well plotted and entertaining This might be an odd book in the series to begin with, but I know the TV programmes very well You can hear John Thaw Kevin Whately in the dialogue Oddly, since I ve watched the series often, I didn t remember who the murderer was ...


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    And suddenly Lewis felt very happy that he was back in harness with this arrogant, ungracious, vulnerable, lovable man with whom he had worked so closely for so many years Some people took little or no mental exercise except that of jumping to conclusions while Morse was a man who took excessive mental exercise and who still jumped to dubious conclusions Death is Now My Neighbor is the penultimate book in the Inspect...


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