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by Dexter, Colin.

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TitleThe wench is dead : Inspector Morse, book 8
Author / Responsible partyDexter, Colin.
GenreDetective and mystery fiction.
TopicsDetective and mystery fiction. Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction. Police -- Fiction. Victims of crimes -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


That night he dreamed in Technicolor. He saw the ochre-skinned, scantily clad siren in her black, arrowed stockings. And in Morse's muddled computer of a mind, that siren took the name of one Joanna Franks. The body of Joanna Franks was found at Duke's Cut on the Oxford Canal at about 5:30am on Wednesday, 22nd of June 1859. At around 10:15am on a Saturday morning in 1989 the body of Chief Inspector Morse, though very much alive, was removed to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. Treatment for a perforated ulcer was later pronounced successful. As Morse begins his recovery he comes across an account of the investigation and the trial that followed Joanna Franks' death, and becomes convinced that the two men hanged for her murder were innocent.

Additional Information

System control numberS14868
Original Print PublisherLondon : Pan Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2016.
Series statementBook 8 of the Inspector Morse series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 8 of the Inspector Morse series
NarratorSamuel West.
Narrator NameSamuel West.
Participant or performer noteSamuel West.
Narrators GenderMale narrator