Search Results: "Colin Dexter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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MORSE'S GREATEST MYSTERY by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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THE JEWEL THAT WAS OURS by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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THE REMORSEFUL DAY by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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DEATH IS NOW MY NEIGHBOR by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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THE DAUGHTERS OF CAIN by Colin Dexter
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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COLIN POWELL by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"For researchers, however, this is a straightforward—sometimes exciting—story of a remarkable life. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, further reading, index) (Biography. 11+)"
A chronicle of the life of the soldier, general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, through his decision in the fall of 1995 not to run for president. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Carl Senna
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; chronology; source notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14.)"
The Gulf War showcased the skills and talents of our highest-ranking African-American general. Read full book review >

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COTTONBALL COLIN by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Young children daunted by how dangerous to mice and other small creatures Colin's world turns out to be may be happier with the sibling support in Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004), illustrated by John Lawrence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a tale pointedly addressed to overprotective adults, a mother mouse finally lets her littlest one go. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Read full book review >

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COLIN FISCHER by Ashley Edward Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Entertaining, but confused about its point of view. (Fiction. 11-16)"
The subgenre combining sleuthing with characters who have Asperger syndrome gets a new entry offering humor and interesting historical and scientific connections—but the narrative viewpoint drifts unsettlingly. Read full book review >

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COLIN FARRELL by Jane Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2006

"Plodding prose, factual errors, quotes culled from other interviews and sub-US Weekly photos add up to a pointless and poorly written celebography."
An unapologetically reverent celebrity tell-all without all that much to tell. Read full book review >