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Colin Dexter - Author


Colin Dexter graduated from Cambridge University in 1953 and has lived in Oxford since 1966.

His first novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, was published in 1975 and there are now twelve novels in the Inspector Morse series, most recently The Daughters of Cain and Death is Now My Neighbour.

In 1989 The Wench is Dead was awarded a Gold Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association for best crime novel of the year, as was The Way Through the Woods in 1992, and Colin Dexter has also been awarded Silver Daggers for Service of all the Dead and The Dead of Jericho. Death is Now My Neighbor went straight to the top of the bestseller lists on first publication in 1996.

In 1997 Colin Dexter was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature.

The Inspector Morse novels have been adapted for the small screen, with huge success, in Carlton/Central Television's series starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately.

Colin Dexter died in March 2017.

If you like Colin Dexter you might also like to read books by James Henry, Reginald Hill and Henning Mankell.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Colin Dexter

The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter
The Remorseful Day
Colin Dexter
CWA Hall of Fame Dagger 2009. The final Morse novel in which we say a sad farewell to one of the best characters ever created in a crime novel. Beautifully written not only is there another cracking case to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2007

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www.inspectormorse.co.uk/

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