Colin Dexter

Colin Dexter was an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse series of novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999. The series includes 13 books and was adapted into a television series starring John Thaw as the eponymous detective. Dexter's work earned him several awards, including the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger and Silver Dagger awards. He was also appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to literature in 2000. Colin Dexter passed away on March 21, 2017.


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  1. 1. The Dead Of Jericho

    In this gripping detective novel, Chief Inspector Morse is drawn into a complex web of relationships and deceit when he investigates the mysterious death of a woman in the quiet Jericho neighborhood of Oxford. Initially ruled as a suicide, Morse's instincts tell him there's more to the case, leading him on a trail that involves a love affair, academic rivalry, and hidden secrets. As he delves deeper into the lives of the local residents, Morse must untangle the intricate puzzle before him, using his unique blend of intuition and intellect to uncover the truth behind the facade of respectability.

  2. 2. Last Seen Wearing

    "Last Seen Wearing" is a gripping crime novel that follows Inspector Morse as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of a young girl named Valerie Taylor. With little evidence and a trail that has gone cold, Morse must navigate through a web of secrets and lies to uncover the truth behind Valerie's vanishing, all while battling his own personal demons. As the investigation deepens, Morse's determination and sharp intuition lead him closer to a shocking revelation that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.

  3. 3. The Remorseful Day

    In this final installment of a popular detective series, the protagonist, a Chief Inspector, is facing health issues but is determined to solve his last case. The case involves the mysterious death of a nurse, initially thought to be due to natural causes. However, as the inspector delves deeper into the investigation, he uncovers a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder, leading to a surprising and dramatic conclusion.