Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award, The Dead of Jericho is the fifth novel in Colin Dexter's Oxford-set Inspector Morse series.
Author: Colin Dexter
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award, The Dead of Jericho is the fifth novel in Colin Dexter's Oxford-set Inspector Morse series. Morse switched on the gramophone to 'play', and sought to switch his mind away from all the terrestrial troubles. Sometimes, this way, he almost managed to forget. But not tonight . . . Anne Scott's address was scribbled on a crumpled note in the pocket of Morse's smartest suit. He turned the corner of Canal Street, Jericho, on the afternoon of Wednesday, 3rd October. He hadn't planned a second visit. But he was back later the same day – as the officer in charge of a suicide investigation . . . The Dead of Jericho is followed by the sixth book in the detective series, The Riddle of the Third Mile.
( From Colin Dexter , The Dead of Jericho ) Compare and discuss your edited versions . TO 4 The following series of four letters appeared in Punch . Read the letters and try to imagine what James will do after he receives Mr Baggs's ...
Author: Francoise Grellet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
Writing for Advanced Learners of English is a collection of stimulating writing activities for advanced learners of English language and literature in upper-secondary schools and universities. The four sections of the book encourage freer written expression through a series of steps:Manipulation focuses on aspects of accuracy including punctuation and editing; Imitation allows students to work inventively within a range frameworks, for example, acrostics and parody;Variations on a theme encourages students to explore parallel but different ways of expressing the same idea, for example, writing about the same event from different stances;Invention contains more opened-ended, creative tasks.Throughout the tasks draw on an inspiring collection of sources that acts as the stimulus for written work, for example, postcards, advertisements, paintings, journalistic texts, prose and poetry.
The Dead of Jericho was episode 1 of series 1, first broadcast on 6 January 1987. Colin Dexter, The Dead of Jericho, p. 125. Colin Dexter, The Dead of Jericho, p. 185. 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 154 Notes.
Author: Neil McCaw
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Adapting Detective Fiction is a study of specific instances of adaptation, with close readings of both the originating sources and adapted texts. But it is also more than this. It is a study of the politics of representation in the last decades of the twentieth century, and the role television detective fiction plays in this. It is about the mutually-informing interrelation of cultural texts and political rhetoric, about the connection between the popular-cultural depiction of crime and criminality and how we come to understand human behaviour and culpability; most of all, it is a detailed consideration of what the process of adaptation reveals about the shifting nature of the world in which we live. With specific reference to television series such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, A Touch of Frost, Cadfael, and Midsomer Murders, Adapting Detective Fiction uses adaptation as the basis for an exercise in later twentieth-century cultural history, illustrating the fundamental role detective fictions play in popular beliefs about the nature of crime and Englishness.
The adaptation of The Dead of Jericho makes nothing of Morse's history as a student or of his continuing interest in literature , although the novel has him receiving a luncheon invitation from a head of college ( 96 ) and resolving to ...
Author: William Reynolds
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Performing Arts
The mechanistic age of the twentieth century has required a mechanized medium for expression: the production of filmdependent from the start on machines such as cameras, projectors, lights, and now more heavily reliant on computers, sensitive films, miniaturization, and sophisticated sound recording devices - has flowered in this century not only as a means of popular entertainment, but as a critically acclaimed art form. These essays highlight true cinematic adaptations as completely different products from films based loosely on the gimmick or plot or character of a certain fiction.
... higher education in The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn and The Riddle of the Third Mile , the Church of England in Service of All the Dead , and business in The Dead of Jericho - before abandoning it in the most recent novels .
Author: Mary Jean DeMarr
Publisher: Popular Press
This volume contains fourteen essays by authoritative academics studying the field of mystery and detective fiction. The essays all concentrate on the first novels in established series, analyzing ways in which the opening books of the series do or do not create patterns followed in succeeding novels.
Jericho, Oxford With virtually no missteps (among other virtues, Dexter has always been the most reliable and ... The Dead of Jericho is one of the most significant Morse series, offering perhaps the most entertaining contrast between ...
Author: Barry Forshaw
Publisher: Intellect Books
For most of the twentieth century, the private eye dominated crime fiction and film, a lone figure fighting for justice, often in opposition to the official representatives of law and order. More recently, however, the police have begun to take centre stage – as exemplified by the runaway success of TV police procedurals like Law and Order. In Crime Uncovered: Detective, Barry Forshaw offers an exploration of some of the most influential and popular fictional police detectives in the history of the genre. Taking readers into the worlds of such beloved authors as P. D. James, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Ian Rankin and Håkan Nesser, this book zeroes in on the characteristics that define the iconic characters they created, discussing how they relate to their national and social settings, questions of class, and to the criminals they relentlessly pursue. Showing how the role of the authority figure has changed – and how each of these writers creates characters who work both within and against the strictures of official investigations – the book shows how creators cleverly subvert expectations of both police procedure and the crime genre itself. Written by a leading expert in the field and drawn from interviews with the featured authors, Crime Uncovered: Detective will thrill the countless fans of Inspector Rebus, Harry Hole, Adam Dalgliesh and the other enduring police detectives who define the genre.
In another , when Morse goes to Oxford to investigate Professor Nicholas Quinn's death , he decides almost at once ... In The Dead of Jericho , stimulated by the knowledge that a murder victim has been reading Sophocles , Morse gives a ...
Author: Earl F. Bargainnier
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Social Science
In both British and American detective fiction the police detective has emerged as a fictional protagonist. However, the American policemen have not achieved the prominence of their British counterparts. The thirteen essays in this volume indicate some of the principle elements which appear again and again in both British and American police procedurals.