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Colin Dexter (1930–2017)

Autor(a) de Last Bus to Woodstock

113+ Works 17,186 Membros 344 Reviews 45 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

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Obras de Colin Dexter

Last Bus to Woodstock (1975) 1,494 cópias
The Remorseful Day (1999) 1,483 cópias
Death is Now My Neighbour (1996) 1,304 cópias
The Way Through the Woods (1992) 1,279 cópias
The Daughters of Cain (1994) 1,230 cópias
Last Seen Wearing (1976) 1,180 cópias
The Wench is Dead (1989) 1,171 cópias
The Dead of Jericho (1981) 1,088 cópias
The Jewel That Was Ours (1991) 1,052 cópias
Service of All the Dead (1979) 1,014 cópias
The Riddle of the Third Mile (1983) 970 cópias
The Secret of Annexe 3 (1986) 928 cópias
Cracking Cryptic Crosswords (2009) 21 cópias
Chambers Morse Crosswords (2006) 16 cópias
The Inside Story (1993) 10 cópias
A Case of Mis-Identity (1998) 2 cópias
The Burglar [short story] (1994) 2 cópias
Neighbourhood watch (1993) 2 cópias
Moordvakanties 1 exemplar(es)
Striker 1 exemplar(es)
Scherzo 1 exemplar(es)
Terminus 1 exemplar(es)
Promised Land 1 exemplar(es)
Dernier bus pour Woodstock (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Three by Colin Dexter 1 exemplar(es)
Clued Up [short story] (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Last Call 1 exemplar(es)
The Carpet-Bagger 1 exemplar(es)
Monty's Revolver 1 exemplar(es)
At the Lulu-Bar Motel 1 exemplar(es)
Dead as a Dodo 1 exemplar(es)
Evans tries an O-Level 1 exemplar(es)
As Good as Gold [short story] (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
The Double Crossing 1 exemplar(es)
Morse's Greatest Mystery 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Farewell, My Lovely (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições4,523 cópias
Nightmare Town: Stories (1999) — Introdução, algumas edições565 cópias
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuinte — 290 cópias
Before the Fact (1931) — Introdução, algumas edições253 cópias
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
The Detection Collection (2005) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
The Oxford of Inspector Morse (2004) — Prefácio, algumas edições45 cópias
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane [short story] (1926) — Introdução, algumas edições39 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Classic Detective Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Inspector Morse 01: The Dead of Jericho [Videorecording] (1987) — Original Story — 16 cópias
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Inspector Morse 30: The Daughters of Cain [Videorecording] (2003) — Original Story — 12 cópias
Inspector Morse 33: The Remorseful Day [Videorecording] (2000) — Original Story — 12 cópias
Inspector Morse 03: Service of All the Dead [Videorecording] (1992) — Original Story — 11 cópias
Inspector Morse 14: Driven to Distraction [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 11 cópias
Inspector Morse 04: The Wolvercote Tongue [Videorecording] (1992) — Original characters — 11 cópias
Inspector Morse 12: Infernal Serpent [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 11 cópias
Inspector Morse 11: Secret of Bay 5B [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 10 cópias
Inspector Morse 10: Deceived by Flight [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 10 cópias
Inspector Morse 22: Happy Families [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 10 cópias
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Inspector Morse 05: Last Seen Wearing [Videorecording] (1987) — Original Story — 10 cópias
Inspector Morse 09: The Last Enemy [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 9 cópias
Inspector Morse 13: The Sins of the Fathers [Videorecording] (1990) — Original characters — 8 cópias
Inspector Morse 18: Who Killed Harry Field? [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 8 cópias
Inspector Morse 20: Promised Land [Videorecording] (1991) — Original characters — 8 cópias
Inspector Morse 24: Absolute Conviction [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 7 cópias
Inspector Morse 15: Masonic Mysteries [Videorecording] (2004) — Original characters — 7 cópias
Inspector Morse 17: Fat Chance [Videorecording] (1991) — Original characters — 7 cópias
Inspector Morse 32: The Wench Is Dead [Videorecording] (2003) — Original Story — 7 cópias
Inspector Morse 28: Twilight of the Gods [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 7 cópias
Inspector Morse 25: Cherubim & Seraphim [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 7 cópias
Inspector Morse 23: The Death of the Self [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 7 cópias
Winter's Crimes 9 (1977) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Inspector Morse 26: Deadly Slumber [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 6 cópias
Winter's Crimes 13 (1981) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Winter's Crimes 24 (1992) 6 cópias
Inspector Morse 27: The Day of the Devil [Videorecording] — Original characters — 5 cópias
Inspector Morse: Dead on Time - Collection Set [Episodes 18-23] (2005) — Original characters — 5 cópias
Inspector Morse 16: Second Time Around [Videorecording] — Original characters — 5 cópias
Winter's Crimes 21 (1989) 5 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Dexter, Norman Colin
Data de nascimento
1930-09-29
Data de falecimento
2017-03-21
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Educação
Bluecoat Junior School
Stamford School
University of Cambridge (Christ's College)
Ocupação
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
Organizações
Crime Writers' Association
Premiações
Cartier Diamond Dagger 1997
Pequena biografia
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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The irascible older Morse is here. Sylvia Kaye is killed and there is no shortage of suspects. Her death is the result of a perfect storm of coincidences, the loss of any one would have changed the result. The result is heartache for him. Sgt Lewis is a nice match for him.
 
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bgknighton | outras 40 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
Good Inspector Morse mystery. Learn Morse's first name, Endeavor on last page.
 
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derailer | outras 14 resenhas | 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 | outras 23 resenhas | Dec 20, 2023 |

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Obras
113
Also by
58
Membros
17,186
Popularidade
#1,293
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
344
ISBNs
802
Idiomas
18
Favorito
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