- 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)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Inspector Morse: The Complete Collection (Boxed Set) Paperback – 5 Jul 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent condition, prompt delivery, great value and will provide hours of reading pleasure. Am delighted with this purchase.Published 13 months ago by CS
Item better than expected and have no complaints. Thanks!!Published 14 months ago by morninglorygal
Package went astray. Eventually arrived 3 weeks later. Otherwise fine.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the best book box set i have ever purchased, i bought this because of seeing morse the television series, i'm enjoying discovering a truly great detective series, that i... Read morePublished 21 months ago by thrifty nikki
I'm glad to have the whole series, but the books are a very cheap edition.-- not surprising for the price.Published 23 months ago by Barbara B. Walker
Have enjoyed every one, and have re-read some of them too!Published on 4 Mar. 2015 by Joyce Symington