Inspector Morse

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Series of 13 mysteries by British author Colin Dexter.

The titles are:

  • Last Bus to Woodstock, 1975
  • Last Seen Wearing, 1976
  • Silent World of Nicholas Quinn, 1977
  • Service of All the Dead, 1979
  • The Dead of Jerico, 1981
  • The Riddle of the Third Mile, 1983
  • The Secret of Annexe 3, 1986
  • The Wench is Dead, 1989
  • The Jewel That Was Ours, 1991
  • The Way Through the Woods, 1992
  • The Daughters of Cain, 1994
  • Death is Now My Neighbor, 1996
  • The Remorseful Day: The Final Inspector Morse Novel, 2000

Just like Arthur Conan Doyle Dexter killed his main character in the last book.

The Inspector Morse novels have been made into a very successful TV series by the British TV channel Carlton. The Inspector himself is played by John Thaw and the faithful Sergeant Lewis by Kevin Whately. Dexter makes a cameo appearance in each of the episodes. See the official web site of the TV series at http://www.inspectormorse.co.uk/.

It is primarly the personality of the main character that makes the Inspector Morse novels so successful. With his beautiful Jaguar, beer, snobbery, and penchant for Wagner, he is a likable person.

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