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A lovingly written farewell.,
This review is from: The Remorseful Day (Inspector Morse) (Hardcover)
Unfortunately, it was John Thaw himself who broke the news of Morse's passing to me on the radio, and I was determined not to find out why until I read the book. Last week I obtained a signed copy and read it every morning on my train journey into work. On Friday morning I was down to the last few pages choking back tears of my own. I think the story matters very little with this one, it is the interplay between the characters we are concerned with and Dexter does this extremely well here. He put alot of thought and attention to things, and to my mind didn't ruin the ending by doing something too corny (like promoting one of the main characters up through the ranks). Undoubtedly we will see this on television in the next few years, but read the book. The chapters are short and punchy, and I've always liked Dexter's quotations he manages to drag up to decorate his chapters with.