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The Dead of Jericho Book Review Summary

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Another entry in the series about the Oxford detective, Morse and his sergeant, Lewis. Morse meets a woman at a party and is attracted to her (Morse is always falling in love!). One day, he happens to be near her house, so he goes to visit, but no one appears to be in. Then he discovers that she was home and she was dead. The verdict is suicide (Morse's romances never work out).

Morse and Lewis investigate. Morse is not sure that she killed herself. In any case, he wants to find out why she did it. He is sad about what could have been.

As always, Morse is witty and grumpy, and too short with the loyal and sensible Lewis.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, British Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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