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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; New Ed edition (16 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330450816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330450812
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A reader on 19 Feb 2008
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This is a well written, cleverly plotted book, which contains a story within a story. Morse, recovering from illness in hospital, is given a pamphlet describing the murder of a woman which took place on the Oxford canal in the nineteenth century. That pamphlet is set out in full, and is interesting in its own right; on finishing it, Morse is convinced that the accepted conclusion was incorrect, and that the wrong men were hanged for the crime. He decides to solve it himself.

Dexter keeps the two stories going superbly in a novel which fully deserved its Gold Dagger.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brendan O'Neill on 16 Aug 2013
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Unusual and clever plot.
Dexter is very readable. I love his gentle humour and insight into human nature as a counterbalance to the darker side.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By havanama on 24 Jun 2013
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This is my favourite Morse book, probably because I am a history lover. It starts with Morse confined to bed in hospital and with only the account of a 19th century Oxford murder to read he starts to see flaws in the guilty verdict and decides to solve the murder himself. It takes him to Ireland and Derby , he gets to grips with fly-boat timetables and the sizes of women a hundred years ago, and finally sees the solution in a crossword clue. I would recommend this to anyone who is intrigued by the past and likes detecting for themselves. A different Morse book because of the setting and time the murder was committed .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Day on 13 Jan 2013
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I love reading the adventures of Morse and ienjoy this authors way of bring the characters to life off the page and into the imagination
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This novel is different from the usual Morse stories. With his life style finally catching up with him, Morse is in hospital. The wife of a late patient gives him a monograph about a murder in Oxford 130 years earlier. With the help of Lewis and a fellow patient's librarian daughter Morse tries to investigate the case afresh. This is a more modern take on Josephine Tey and it works very well. Highly recommended.
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I love inspector morse anyway
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By L. Dobree-carey on 2 Feb 2014
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Love Inspector Morse books - Mr Dexter pens an excellent read! Thank you Mr Dexter for taking the time to produce such an excellent novel!
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