The Daughters of Cain

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The Daughters of Cain
Cover of the first edition
AuthorColin Dexter
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesInspector Morse series, #11
GenreCrime novel
Publication date
11 November 1994
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
823/.914 20
LC ClassPR6054.E96 D38 1994
Preceded byThe Way Through the Woods 
Followed byDeath Is Now My Neighbour 

The Daughters of Cain is a crime novel by Colin Dexter. It is the eleventh novel in the Inspector Morse series.


The body of Dr Felix McClure, Ancient History don of Wolsey College, Oxford, is found in his flat. A brutal murder – a single stab to the stomach with a broad knife. The police have no weapon, no suspect and no motive. The case leads Morse into the path of Edward Brooks, who himself disappears following a museum theft. Then the weapon is found and there are suddenly too many suspects.


This novel was adapted for television in the Inspector Morse series, airing as The Daughters of Cain, the second episode in series 8 in 1996. The main roles of the detectives were the same actors as throughout the series, John Thaw as Detective Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Detective Sergeant Lewis.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Bishop, David, The Complete Inspector Morse: From the Original Novels to the TV Series London: Reynolds & Hearn (2006) ISBN 1-905287-13-5

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