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NEW in Crime and Suspense:
P. D. James with a new Dalgliesh crime novel: The Lighthouse
John le Carré The Mission Song
Ruth Rendell: End in Tears
Ian Rankin: The Naming Of The Dead
Robert Goddard: Never Go Back
John Grisham: The Innocent Man

[01.01.05] The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw is written by Sheila Hancock, well-known actress and John Thaw's widow.

Colin Dexter

Colin Dexter has produced a number of novels with Inspector Morse as the central character. A full review of these novels, their characters and everything related to Morse you can find in David Bishop's The Complete Inspector Morse - a must for every Morse fan. It also gives details of all the Morse movies, including those not written by Dexter himself. Cliff Goodwin's Inspector Morse Country: An Illustrated Guide the World of Oxford's Famous Detective takes you on a tour of the places Morse lived and worked.

On February 21, 2002 John Thaw, the actor who gave Morse life on the screen, died from cancer. Obituaries: Guardian, Telegraph.

John Thaw 1942 - 2002: An Appreciation is a biography of John Thaw, written as a collection of essays from friends and fans, while John Thaw: the Biography is a more conventional biography by Stafford Hildred. A more private and close-up account of Thaw's life and career is found in The Two of Us: My Life with John Thaw, written by Sheila Hancock, well-known actress and John Thaw's widow.

Dexter's last Morse novel was aptly called The Remorseful day, in which Inspector Morse dies - a sad day for crime readers.

The other twelve Morse novels are collected in the following volumes:

The First Inspector Morse Omnibus. This omnibus contains three murder mysteries - "The Dead of Jericho", "Service of all the Dead" and "The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn".

The Second Inspector Morse Omnibus, containing three full-length novels: "The Secret of Annexe 3" which concerns a murder at the New Year celebrations at the Haworth Hotel; "The Riddle of the Third Mile" which is about the disappearance of Dr Browne-Smith; and "Last Seen Wearing" in which new evidence opens a case over two years old.

The Third Inspector Morse Omnibus.  Three full-length murder mysteries are contained here, each featuring the popular fictional detective, Inspector Morse and his faithful Sergeant, Lewis.

The Fourth Inspector Morse Omnibus.  This anthology features three Inspector Morse novels. In "The Way Through the Woods", a young tourist disappears in North Oxford. In "The Daughters of Cain", Morse takes over an unsolved murder. "Death Is Now My Neighbour" sees Morse on the trail of a killer.

Morse's Greatest Mystery is a collection of short stories with Morse and Lewis.

Other books by Colin Dexter in paperback, hardcover or audio

Inspector Morse on video or DVD


[30.04.03]A must for the reader of modern crime novels, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction gives a encyclopedic view of post-war crime fiction. For non-English readers it is a drawback that very little non-English material is included, but it is a great fountain of facts about English language authors. Its scope is strictly crime, leaving thrillers out - it still fills 780 pages, so you'll have more than enough to read.
More Mammoth Encyclopedias or Mammoth Books of a surprisingly wide range of subjects - Erotic photography, Shaggy Dog stories, Murder and Science and so on....

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