Colin Dexter R.I.P.

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.




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8 responses to “Colin Dexter R.I.P.

  1. Indeed, it’s a remorseful day…

  2. I just posted this on my FB page and then read your tribute. Dexter had been ailing for a while but it’s a great loss~

  3. Gaslight Crime

    It’s very sad. Another iconic figure gone from -what I think of as – a second Golden Age of British detective fiction. Few left now.

  4. I bought the complete set of DVDs of Morse on Ebay and am watching them for the second time. They are so well written and produced.

  5. Alex

    You actually make it appear so easy together with your presentation but I to find this matter to be actually one thing that I feel I’d never understand. It seems too complex and extremely extensive for me. I’m looking forward to your subsequent publish, I will attempt to get the grasp of it!

  6. Sad news indeed. He was a huge influence on my decision to write crime…

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