THE DAUGHTERS OF CAIN (1988) by Colin Dexter –read November 2


Lewis thinks that many murder investigations are “ bizarre and bewildering”and this proves correct as this story progresses forcing Morse to show his vulnerable nature and
find problems difficult to solve.

This is a classic murder mystery with many red herrings but it is thought provoking. In fact, the group became more concerned with the lives of the suspects than in finding out
“who dun it” It explores the lives of abused women and is often sad when it portrays Morse as an ageing alcoholic bewitched by one of the young suspects.

All in all this is perhaps not the best “Morse” but it was enjoyed by most of the group though for some this genre is not to their taste.