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Colin Dexter
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn
Macmillan, London, 1977. A first edition of this third, and rarest, novel in the Inspector Morse series. In the book, the Oxford Foreign Examinations Syndicate runs school exams in the Persian Gulf and other places with a British connection. The Secretary Dr Bartlett and Mr Roope, a chemistry don and a member of the committee, disagree about the appointment of a new member of staff. Roope gets his way and Nicholas Quinn, a deaf man who lipreads, gets the job. When Quinn is found murdered in his maisonette all the staff are under suspicion. With a floor plan of the murder scene. In a paper covered binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Dustwrapper is generally sound but with slight age-toning and with amateur tape repairs to chipping at head and to a closed tear to rear flap. Internally, firmly bound. An ex-library copy with institutional ink stamp and marks to front endpapers, verso of title page and final page of text, and very small ink marks to title page and rear pastedown. Generally bright with scattered marks. Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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