Riddle of the Third Mile

  • by Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by Kevin Whately
  • 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The thought suddenly occurred to Morse that this would be a marvellous time to murder a few of the doddery old bachelor dons. No wives to worry about their whereabouts; no landladies to whine about the unpaid rents. In fact nobody would miss most of them at all.By the 16th of July the Master of Lonsdale was concerned, but not yet worried.Dr Browne-Smith had passed through the porter's lodge at approximately 8.15am on the morning of Friday, the 11th of July. And nobody had heard from him since.Plenty of time to disappear, thought Morse. And plenty of time, too, for someone to commit murder.

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What the Critics Say

"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot." (The New York Times Book Review)
"[Dexter] is a magician with character, story construction, and the English language....Colin Dexter and Morse are treasures of the genre." (Mystery News)
"It is a delight to watch this brilliant, quirky man deduce." (Minneapolis Star & Tribune)

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Customer Reviews

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A new Inspector Morse book foe me

I had never read this Morse and very much enjoyed Kevin Whately's performance of it which gave the story life. It was adapted for television as 'The Last Enemy' but with substantial differences so that both versions can be experienced separately without any disappointments.
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- Juanita Fogarty

Lewis as Morse

Loved this tale and recognised the TV episode (though not called the same). Great having Kevin Whately's narration who even sounded a tad like John Thaw, no doubt having worked with him for so many years. I did have to rewind an odd time to get the characters or events clear. But a truly good listen.
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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-03-2007
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.