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Inspector Morse: The Complete Collection (Boxed Set) Paperback – 5 Jul 2002

4.7 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pan Books; 3rd edition edition (5 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330399195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330399197
  • Package Dimensions: 29.6 x 20 x 12 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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[BOOKS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION - MOST HAVE NOT BEEN READ]

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I loved every single volume of Colin Dexter's series of inspector Morse mysteries. This is definitely not your average leisure time reading. You have to follow the individual stories quite closely otherwise you will not be able to work out "who did it". There are plenty of twists and turns in these novels but if you follow it all rather closely you should have no problems working out who the culprit was.
Having said that I'll make an exception for "The Jewel that was ours" because I think there were simply too many plots for anyone to work out what really happened. Colin Dexter probably thought so too because he reveals everything in a great reckoning at the end of that particular novel.

Inspector Morse is a real character. Granted the chap is a serious alcoholic, womaniser and ill-tempered most of the time and perhaps these characteristics don't fit in well with today's values. However, Morse displays a rather fine mind and to be honest without him and his antics these novels would be boring. Besides, he is a stickler when it comes to wording matters correctly which adds a quality to these books which unfortunately so often is missing in today's average detective novel.

A lot of the reviewers of individual novels in the collection have compared these novels with the Inspector Morse television series. I personally don't think this comparison is valid. A television series would be aimed at a far larger audience and could presumably never be as "complicated" as the books otherwise the audience might lose it. I have watched some episodes of the TV series and I suppose they were entertaining.

But to tell you the truth I think you are better off reading the books.
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This box set contains all the full length Inspector Morse stories published between 1975 and 1999 written by Colin Dexter. In these books Inspector Morse solves a series of murders in the Oxford area helped by his partner Sergeant Lewis.

This is a great way of collecting the Inspector Morse stories and they come in a nice box to keep them in. As a fan of the television series I have also enjoyed reading all the books.

There is one Inspector Morse book missing from this box set and that is a collection of short stories called Morse's Greatest Mystery. Those wishing to have all the Inspector Morse books will have to purchase this separately.

This box set was given to me as a present because I like reading and collecting books. All the stories are great and include some interesting quotations, some you will be familiar with, others you won't.
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I am not convinced that this is the genuine article. The contents contain numerous typographical errors, Morse would be most unimpressed. The pages are falling out as the binding glue seems not fit for purpose. The concept of the complete collection was exactly what I was looking for, unfortunately the product means that reality is a long way from my expectations.
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I was really delighted with the collection. I haven't watched the TV series so this has been all new to me. Really nicely written, and a joy to read
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Was a gift for my Mum and she loves it. Excellent value too for so many books, very good :)
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Brilliant. We had a couple of the books previously and saw this set advertised, it's nice to have the whole collection in one place.
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It will keep me out of trouble for a while reading this box set. I alway find that the books can differ from the tv series and can give a different account of the plot
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By caz on 17 Jun. 2013
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I was a fan of Morse on the television but had not bought or read the books before. I was not disappointed with this set as the books are an easy read and you find out so much more about Morse as a person. Having seen the series in no way detracts from reading these books.
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