The Daughters of Cain

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The Daughters of Cain
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Cover of the first edition
AuthorColin Dexter
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SeriesInspector Morse series, #11
GenreCrime novel
PublisherMacmillan
Publication date
11 November 1994
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages320
ISBN0-333-63004-1
OCLC31763316
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.

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Adaptations[edit]

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 Chief Detective 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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