We were very saddened to hear of the death today of Colin Dexter, at the age of 86.
His Inspector Morse novels were a considerable addition to crime literature, always wonderfully readable with great characterisation and superb plots.
They led, of course, to the much-loved television series with the late John Thaw, which was essential viewing for so many years. Colin Dexter’s Hitchcock-style brief appearances in each episode were always eagerly awaited.
Colin Dexter has left a wonderful legacy for all lovers of detective fiction.