Imatge de l'autor

Colin Dexter (1930–2017)

Autor/a de Last Bus to Woodstock

112+ obres 16,994 Membres 342 Ressenyes 45 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Norman Colin Dexter was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England on September 29, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in classics in 1953 and a master's degree in 1958 at from Christ's College, Cambridge University. He taught classics for many years, but growing deafness forced him to retire in mostra'n més 1966. For the next two decades, he was the senior assistant secretary at the Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations. He retired in 1988 to become a full-time writer. He was best known for creating the character Chief Inspector Morse. The Inspector Morse series began in 1975 with Last Bus to Woodstock and ended in 1999 with The Remorseful Day. The books were adapted into the television series Inspector Morse, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Dexter won the British Crime Writers' Gold Dagger Award for The Wench is Dead in 1989 and again in 1992 for The Way Through the Woods. He received the organization's lifetime achievement award, the Diamond Dagger, in 1997. He also wrote Cracking Cryptic Crosswords: A Guide to Solving Cryptic Crosswords in 2010. He died on March 21, 2017 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Colin Dexter

Last Bus to Woodstock (1975) 1,479 exemplars
The Remorseful Day (1999) 1,470 exemplars
Death is Now My Neighbour (1996) 1,293 exemplars
The Way Through the Woods (1992) 1,268 exemplars
The Daughters of Cain (1994) 1,221 exemplars
Last Seen Wearing (1976) 1,168 exemplars
The Wench is Dead (1989) 1,164 exemplars
The Dead of Jericho (1981) 1,056 exemplars
The Jewel That Was Ours (1991) 1,038 exemplars
Service of All the Dead (1979) 1,001 exemplars
The Riddle of the Third Mile (1983) 963 exemplars
The Secret of Annexe 3 (1986) 916 exemplars
The First Inspector Morse Omnibus (1977) 230 exemplars
The Third Inspector Morse Omnibus (1991) 143 exemplars
Cracking Cryptic Crosswords (2009) 21 exemplars
Chambers Morse Crosswords (2006) 16 exemplars
The Inside Story (1993) 10 exemplars
Neighbourhood watch (1993) 2 exemplars
A Case of Mis-Identity (1998) 2 exemplars
The Burglar - story (1994) 2 exemplars
Guide to contemporary politics (1966) 2 exemplars
Último autobús a Woodstock (2023) 2 exemplars
Terminus 1 exemplars
Scherzo 1 exemplars
Striker 1 exemplars
Promised Land 1 exemplars
Dernier bus pour Woodstock (2020) 1 exemplars
Moordvakanties 1 exemplars
Clued Up [short story] (2009) 1 exemplars
Last Call 1 exemplars
The Carpet-Bagger 1 exemplars
Monty's Revolver 1 exemplars
Dead as a Dodo 1 exemplars
As Good as Gold [short story] (1994) 1 exemplars
The Double Crossing 1 exemplars

Obres associades

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Nightmare Town: Stories (1999) — Introducció, algunes edicions561 exemplars
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Col·laborador — 289 exemplars
Before the Fact (1931) — Introducció, algunes edicions250 exemplars
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Col·laborador — 137 exemplars
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 127 exemplars
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
The Detection Collection (2005) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
The Oxford of Inspector Morse (2004) — Pròleg, algunes edicions45 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane (short story) (1926) — Introducció, algunes edicions35 exemplars
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Classic Detective Stories (1992) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Inspector Morse 01: The Dead of Jericho [Videorecording] (1987) — Original Story — 12 exemplars
Inspector Morse 33: The Remorseful Day [Videorecording] (2000) — Original Story — 11 exemplars
Inspector Morse 30: The Daughters of Cain [Videorecording] (2003) — Original Story — 11 exemplars
Inspector Morse 12: Infernal Serpent [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 11 exemplars
Inspector Morse 03: Service of All the Dead [Videorecording] (1992) — Original Story — 10 exemplars
Inspector Morse 14: Driven to Distraction [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 10 exemplars
Inspector Morse 04: The Wolvercote Tongue [Videorecording] (1992) — Original characters — 10 exemplars
Inspector Morse 11: Secret of Bay 5B [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 9 exemplars
Inspector Morse 22: Happy Families [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 9 exemplars
Inspector Morse 09: The Last Enemy [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 9 exemplars
Inspector Morse 10: Deceived by Flight [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 9 exemplars
Inspector Morse 05: Last Seen Wearing [Videorecording] (1987) — Original Story — 8 exemplars
Inspector Morse 20: Promised Land [Videorecording] (1991) — Original characters — 7 exemplars
Inspector Morse 18: Who Killed Harry Field? [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 7 exemplars
Inspector Morse 13: The Sins of the Fathers [Videorecording] (1990) — Original characters — 7 exemplars
Inspector Morse 31: Death Is Now My Neighbour [Videorecording] (1998) — Original Story — 7 exemplars
Inspector Morse 32: The Wench Is Dead [Videorecording] (2003) — Original Story — 7 exemplars
Inspector Morse 29: The Way Through the Woods [Videorecording] (2003) — Original Story — 6 exemplars
Winter's Crimes 24 (1992) 6 exemplars
Inspector Morse 25: Cherubim & Seraphim [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 6 exemplars
Inspector Morse 24: Absolute Conviction [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 6 exemplars
Inspector Morse 23: The Death of the Self [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 6 exemplars
Inspector Morse 28: Twilight of the Gods [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 6 exemplars
Winter's Crimes 9 (1977) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Winter's Crimes 13 (1981) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Inspector Morse 17: Fat Chance [Videorecording] (1991) — Original characters — 6 exemplars
Inspector Morse 15: Masonic Mysteries [Videorecording] (2004) — Original characters — 6 exemplars
Winter's Crimes 21 (1989) 5 exemplars
Inspector Morse 16: Second Time Around [Videorecording] — Original characters — 5 exemplars
Inspector Morse 26: Deadly Slumber [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 5 exemplars
Inspector Morse 27: The Day of the Devil [Videorecording] — Original characters — 5 exemplars
Inspector Morse: Dead on Time - Collection Set [Episodes 18-23] (2005) — Original characters — 5 exemplars
Inspector Morse: Service Of All The Dead/The Wolvercote Tongue (2019) — Original Story — 3 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Dexter, Norman Colin
Data de naixement
1930-09-29
Data de defunció
2017-03-21
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Educació
Bluecoat Junior School
Stamford School
University of Cambridge (Christ's College)
Professions
Assistant Classics Master (Wyggeston School)
Senior Classics Master (Corby Grammar School)
Senior Assistant Secretary (University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations)
novelist
short-story writer
Organitzacions
Crime Writers' Association
Premis i honors
Cartier Diamond Dagger 1997
Biografia breu
Colin Dexter began his career as a teacher of Greek and Latin, but increasing deafness made him give it up. He took a job with the Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations in Summertown, and moved there with his wife Dorothy (nee Cooper) in 1966. Before beginning to write fiction, he produced general studies textbooks. A wet summer vacation in North Wales with two complaining children and nothing to do gave him the impetus to write his first detective story. It took a while for the Morse novels to gain popularity, which made Dexter keep his day job for 22 years until he retired. He won the coveted gold dagger from the Crime Writers Association for best crime novel of the year more than once, and several runners-up silver daggers. The Morse novels were adapted as a highly-successful British television series called Inspector Morse, which ran from 1987 to 2000.

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Ressenyes

Good Inspector Morse mystery. Learn Morse's first name, Endeavor on last page.
 
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derailer | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |
I enjoyed this book and using the same plot device as Josephine Tey did in “The Daughter of Time” did not detract from that enjoyment. Is this is what is meant by “homage”?
 
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Northlaw | Hi ha 23 ressenyes més | Dec 20, 2023 |
In this penultimate book in the Inspector Morse series, Morse and Lewis investigate the seemingly motiveless murder of a young woman, shot through the blind-covered window of her kitchen by an intruder who came down the back alley behind the houses. Of course, it is Morse who realises eventually that it could have been a case of mistaken identity due to the house numbering.

Morse has a serious health issue which develops in this story but which, in his usual curmudgeonly fashion he tries to ignore as best as he can. He comes up with a number of theories as to who the murderer is, especially when another occurs, and with how it relates to a contest at Lonsdale College where two men and their wives are rivals for the position of the next Master. I'm not sure though that the character of the Master as portrayed, although sickening to Morse, is as obviously nasty as in the TV adaptation which I still remember some years after last viewing it.

There is a foreshadowing of the final novel here and an air of sadness especially over the fate of the young wife of one of the characters. But there is some nice interplay with subtle humour between the two detectives and once again Lewis' long suffering nature is to the fore. Morse finally reveals the secret of his first name in this volume, which was a long kept secret at the time. All in all, a solid and page turning 3 star read.
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kitsune_reader | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |

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112
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57
Membres
16,994
Popularitat
#1,308
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
342
ISBN
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Preferit
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