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The Way Through the Woods [Hardcover]

Colin Dexter
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

April 1993
"Cunning...Your imagination will be frenetically flapping its wings until the very last chapter."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Morse is enjoying a rare if unsatisfying holiday in Dorset when the first letter appears in THE TIMES. A year before, a stunning Swedish student disappeared from Oxfordshire, leaving behind a rucksack with her identification. As the lady was dishy, young, and traveling alone, the Thames Valley Police suspected foul play. But without a body, and with precious few clues, the investigation ground to a halt. Now it seems that someone who can hold back no longer is composing clue-laden poetry that begins an enthusiastic correspondence among England's news-reading public. Not one to be left behind, Morse writes a letter of his own--and follows a twisting path through the Wytham Woods that leads to a most shocking murder.


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Crown Pub (April 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517594447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517594445
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,561,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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'Quietly, rather movingly, Strange was making his plea: "Christ knows why, Lewis, but Morse will always put himself out for you". As he put the phone down, Lewis knew that Strange had been right... in the case of the Swedish Maiden, the pair of them were back in business' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Colin Dexter lives in Oxford. This is the thirteenth and final Inspector Morse novel. Colin Dexter has won many awards for his novels and in 1997 was presented with the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Review 29 Dec 2013
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really enjoyed reading this book. it is the first Morse I've read and has made me hungry for more. trouble is, I now want the set.
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The best thing about Morse on TV is the way the viewer is kept guessing until the end, and the books are so much better than any TV programme could ever be at maintaining that suspense. A recommended read for any Morse fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the most twists I've read in a Morse story. 16 July 2013
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An unusual story. Had no idea the twists of plot were coming. Fast-paced and fascinating. Morse's character seemed to be work in progress. An old friend in development.
A joy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good book 24 May 2013
By Yvonne
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Another well written book. I do enjoy a mystery and this one has been particularly good. I have several books by Colin Dexter
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good Morse novel 5 May 2013
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This is a particulary good Morse novel. As usual, Dexter sprinkles the text with obscure words! The dictionary is very useful here!
The novel is quite similar to the TV episode of the same name, unlike some of the novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Dexter at his best! 1 May 2013
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An excellent Morse novel, one of the best in the Morse saga in which we learn more about the chief inspector and Lewis.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Way Through the Woods. Disappointed 28 Mar 2013
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I don't consider this book to be one of Colin's best,therefore I can only give it a three star rating. At times I thought I was back at school and I found that I was losing the gist of the story. I still consider Colin a excellent writer and I enjoy reading Morse but this book didn't come up to my expectation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Location, cryptic clues, verse et al....... 28 Jan 2013
By Jane Baker VINE VOICE
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I had my Morse "period" some years ago but this gem slipped my net. I had quite forgotten just how scholarly Colin Dexter is. There is a strong sense of place in this novel which for me is important, the more so when I know most of them well. Beginning in Lyme Regis, sometime home of Jane Austen and John Fowles, moving to Nether Stowey,Somerset, where Coleridge and Wordsworth spent a short sojourn, back to Oxford and for Lewis on to Uppsala. The plot is strong and complex as are most of the characters. Beneath the Oxford spires of academia lurks another type of world which is where the main characters live and work. Music is another very attractive ingredient which makes for a fulsome storyline. The pre-text at the start of each chapter adds flair and food for thought. As ever Morse is the mouth - piece for Dexter's own social conscience. If willing the reader might be almost in conversation with Morse/Dexter. Brilliant, highly recommended as are most if not all of the Morse series.
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