Category Archives: Authors-Dexter Colin

The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn, by Colin Dexter: A Review

Re-reading the Inspector Morse books in order, most readers will be conscious of a definite datedness not only to the style, but to the portrayal of the characters of both Morse and his long-suffering foil, Sergeant Lewis. It is odd to … Continue reading

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Last Seen Wearing, by Colin Dexter: A Short Review

The second Chief Inspector Morse novel does little to make him a more attractive character than his first outing in Last Bus to Woodstock. Published in 1976, Last Seen Wearing revolves around the disappearance of schoolgirl Valerie Taylor. When the … Continue reading

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Last Bus to Woodstock, by Colin Dexter: A Review

Last Bus to Woodstock is the first of Dexter’s thirteen Morse mysteries. It introduces Thames Valley’s Chief Inspector Morse and his long-suffering Sergeant, Lewis (he is only christened years later). If readers are approaching the novel having seen the 1980s-90s ITV production, … Continue reading

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