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The Remorseful Day (Inspector Morse Series Book 13) Kindle Edition

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‘ Where does this all leave us, sir?’ ‘Things are moving fast.’ ‘We’re getting near the end, you mean?’ ‘We were always near the end.’ The murder of Yvonne Harrison had left Thames Valley CID baffled. A year after the dreadful crime they are still no nearer to making an arrest. But one man has yet to tackle the case – and it is just the sort of puzzle at which Chief Inspector Morse excels. So why is he adamant that he will not lead the re-investigation, despite the entreaties of Chief Superintendent Strange and dark hints of some new evidence? And why, if he refuses to take on the case officially, does he seem to be carrying out his own private enquiries? For Sergeant Lewis this is yet another example of the unsettling behaviour his chief has been displaying of late . . .

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Colin Dexter has won many awards for his novels including the CWA Gold Dagger and Silver Dagger awards. In 1997 he was presented with the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding services to crime literature. Colin's thirteenth and final Inspector Morse novel, The Remorseful Day, was published in 1999. He lives in Oxford.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1122 KB
  • Print Length: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (21 Aug. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GK210I
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,279 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Colin Dexter has won many awards for his novels including the CWA Gold Dagger and Silver Dagger awards. In 1997 he was presented with the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding services to crime literature. Colin's thirteenth and final Inspector Morse novel, The Remorseful Day, was published in 1999. He lives in Oxford.

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Format: Hardcover
Never before has an author moved me with a single word. Yet the end of this final Morse mystery reduced me to tears. A fitting end to a remarkable career, for Morse, and for the series of books that allowed us to follow his life of crime-solving. This book drew together the relationships Morse had with those around him, the effect he had on the lives of others, and a side to him that had only before been hinted at. If the end of this book is anything to go by, Colin Dextor is as upset at losing Morse as his fans are, for never has a farewell to a character felt so poignant. By far and away, the most moving novel I have ever read.
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Format: Hardcover
This is the final Inspector Morse novel. I read all of them and they were all excellent. This book is about Morse's last case, he solves it as always with Sergeant Lewis's help. But the case itself is not what really matters here: it is the MAN himself with all his little faults, his drinking problem, his unhappy love-affairs; the man who loves Wagner and enjoys driving his Jag; the 'loyal, honest policeman. Morse and Lewis, you both are leaving a big wide void and we'll miss you very much. THANK YOU and GOODBYE!
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Format: Paperback
Wonderful. the best Morse novel i have read (and i have read all of them) The plot is genuinely very intriguing, possibbly lacking in suspects though.
There is something about this novel, i just cannot place it. he does the characters in more depth than usual, and centres a little more (if possible!) on the characters of Morse and Lewis.
This is way, way, way better than the television adaptation. it is mroe relistic, and to be put on tv they had to remove many of the moct central parts of the plot. When viewing it i was highly disappoined. The people who reviewed it would have thought twice about praising it so highly had they read the book first!
There are other reasons why this book is Dexter's masterpiece, the plot, as with many of his books, is not unnecesarily complicated, and in many way's it seems to flow more. I Sped through this book in a day can you beieve, when a dexter would normally take me 2 or 3.
I even found myself shedding a tear at poor dear Morse's demise. The television adaptation again insufficiently brings this across. It would have been a lot better had they adapted it to fit two 2 hour slots. I find myself devouring every word, every sentence in the last 30 pages hitting me like a brick. If u have seen the tv version and not read the book, shame on you, you should have. If u have read the book and the tv version, you will know what i am talking about.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. genuiniely very sad.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A classic story. Some elements seemed to have come from previous Morse novels, this did not detract from the story line. As usual I tried to solve the mystery along with Morse ,Lewis and Strange.I knew it was the final Morse mystery but I still cried. It is at least ten years since a book has moved me to tears.
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By Brian R. Martin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Mar. 2013
Format: Hardcover
Chief Inspector Morse, the archetypal curmudgeonly detective, music lover, functioning alcoholic who rarely buys a round, despiser of physical exercise, incurable romantic, and a constant irritant to his superiors, solves his last case in this novel by his typically unorthodox methods. It is a murder committed a year ago and initially investigated by Morse's superior, Chief Superintendent Strange, but still unsolved. Strange reopens the investigation when he receives a letter about the case saying that a prisoner due to be released `should be watched'. Morse is initially very reluctant to take the case, something that intrigues Morse's assistant, Sergeant Lewis, but has no choice when the man is murdered soon after he leaves prison, and this is followed shortly afterwards by the murder of someone else who was also a suspect at the time of the original investigation. As usual, Morse starts by getting some things wrong, while at the same time stubbornly holding to his main deductions, despite strong evidence to the contrary. Eventually his conclusions about the murders are of course proved right, although too late for Morse. Only in the final few pages is the explanation of why Morse was reluctant to take the case revealed to Lewis by Strange, and a new light is thereby shed on Morse's character.

This is a typical Morse novel (apart from the fate of Morse!), and none the worse for that. There is the usual sparring between Morse and Lewis about the minutiae of grammar and other pedantic matters, interwoven with the patient methodic detective work of Lewis and the quixotic leaps of the imagination of Morse, the latter leading to several false trails.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Colin Dexter has saved his best work for last with this final, beautifully written inspector Morse novel. I made this book last as long as possible because I knew I didn't want to say goodbye to Morse but Colin Dexter just doesn't allow you to put the book down long enough to prolong the moment. Morse is gone now and my reading life will be forever poorer for it.
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I love all the Colin Dexter books, but this has a special poignancy as the last one. Even knowing the ending, I enjoyed reading all the twists and turns, and hidden plots. Highly recommended.
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