Books by Colin Dexter

THE REMORSEFUL DAY by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Morse is laid to rest gracefully, though many a reader will join Lewis in his tearful farewell to one of the most original, endearing, and consistently rewarding detective series."
Dexter (Death is Now My Neighbor, 1997, etc.) draws a brilliantly realized series to a close by relying on the irascible Morse's extraordinary —capacity of thinking laterally, vertically, and diagonally.— This time, though, Morse seems reluctant to get involved in the unsolved year-old murder of 50-ish promiscuous nurse Yvonne Hamilton. Read full book review >
DEATH IS NOW MY NEIGHBOR by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 1997

"Alert fans will even work out Morse's first name. (Author tour)"
 The ferocious intelligence that always blazes out of Dexter's Oxford mysteries makes Lonsdale College, where two ambitious candidates are jockeying to replace the retiring Master, a logical focus for this one. Read full book review >
MORSE'S GREATEST MYSTERY by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Old fans of Morse and Dexter will devour this batch at a single gobble."
 Eleven stories, including six featuring irascible, imposingly well-read Inspector Morse. Read full book review >
THE DAUGHTERS OF CAIN by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 1995

 Inimitably cantankerous Chief Inspector Morse—in his 11th stint—takes over a case that seems utterly straightforward (though it baffled the colleague he relieved): the murder of a retired Oxford historian who found out too much about the drug- related suicide of one of his neighbors in Wolsey College. Read full book review >
THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 1993

"Bolt the door and enjoy."
 Vacationing Chief Inspector Morse's eye is caught by a Times story about an anonymous poem evidently referring to the year-old disappearance of Swedish student Karin Eriksson. Read full book review >
THE JEWEL THAT WAS OURS by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 1992

"Less impressive than the eight previous Morse stories, and far less adroit than Dexter's handling of The Wench is Dead."
 For Dexter, a decidedly conventional outing, this one involving an American tour group and their Oxford guides and Inspector Morse's investigation into who among them pilfered the Wolvercote Jewel, a Saxon buckle that Mrs. Laura Stratton was planning on presenting to the Ashmolean Museum. Read full book review >