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Colin Dexter (1930–2017)

Auteur de Last Bus to Woodstock

114+ oeuvres 17,268 utilisateurs 348 critiques 45 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

Norman Colin Dexter was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England on September 29, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in classics in 1953 and a master's degree in 1958 at from Christ's College, Cambridge University. He taught classics for many years, but growing deafness forced him to retire in afficher plus 1966. For the next two decades, he was the senior assistant secretary at the Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations. He retired in 1988 to become a full-time writer. He was best known for creating the character Chief Inspector Morse. The Inspector Morse series began in 1975 with Last Bus to Woodstock and ended in 1999 with The Remorseful Day. The books were adapted into the television series Inspector Morse, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Dexter won the British Crime Writers' Gold Dagger Award for The Wench is Dead in 1989 and again in 1992 for The Way Through the Woods. He received the organization's lifetime achievement award, the Diamond Dagger, in 1997. He also wrote Cracking Cryptic Crosswords: A Guide to Solving Cryptic Crosswords in 2010. He died on March 21, 2017 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Séries

Œuvres de Colin Dexter

Last Bus to Woodstock (1975) 1,503 exemplaires, 41 critiques
The Remorseful Day (1999) 1,493 exemplaires, 18 critiques
Death is Now My Neighbour (1996) 1,309 exemplaires, 14 critiques
The Way Through the Woods (1992) 1,284 exemplaires, 23 critiques
The Daughters of Cain (1994) 1,240 exemplaires, 18 critiques
Last Seen Wearing (1976) 1,181 exemplaires, 31 critiques
Mort d'une garce (1989) 1,171 exemplaires, 24 critiques
Mort à Jericho (1981) 1,103 exemplaires, 16 critiques
Bijoux de famille (1991) 1,054 exemplaires, 24 critiques
Service funèbre (1979) 1,015 exemplaires, 29 critiques
Silences du professeur (1977) 1,007 exemplaires, 29 critiques
Casse-tête en trois temps (1983) 973 exemplaires, 29 critiques
Le secret de l'annexe 3 (1986) 930 exemplaires, 18 critiques
Morse's Greatest Mystery and Other Stories (1993) 642 exemplaires, 9 critiques
The First Inspector Morse Omnibus (1977) 233 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Second Inspector Morse Omnibus (1992) 171 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Third Inspector Morse Omnibus (1993) 147 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Cracking Cryptic Crosswords (2009) 22 exemplaires, 1 critique
Morse's Greatest Mystery / Service of All the Dead (2004) 17 exemplaires, 1 critique
Chambers Morse Crosswords (2006) 16 exemplaires, 2 critiques
75 Years of 'The Times' Crossword (2005) 15 exemplaires
The Inside Story (1997) 10 exemplaires
Morse's Greatest Mystery [short story] 8 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse: A Mysterious Profile (2022) 6 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Service of All the Dead / The Secret of Annexe 3 (1994) 3 exemplaires, 1 critique
Último autobús a Woodstock (2023) 2 exemplaires, 1 critique
Guide to contemporary politics (1966) 2 exemplaires
The Burglar [short story] (1994) 2 exemplaires
Neighbourhood watch (1993) 2 exemplaires
A Case of Mis-Identity (1998) 2 exemplaires
Striker 1 exemplaire
Scherzo 1 exemplaire
Terminus 1 exemplaire
Dernier bus pour Woodstock (2020) 1 exemplaire
Promised Land 1 exemplaire
Moordvakanties 1 exemplaire
The Double Crossing 1 exemplaire
Dead as a Dodo 1 exemplaire
At the Lulu-Bar Motel 1 exemplaire
Monty's Revolver 1 exemplaire
The Carpet-Bagger 1 exemplaire
Last Call 1 exemplaire
Clued Up [short story] (2009) 1 exemplaire
As Good as Gold [short story] (1994) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Adieu, ma jolie (1940) — Introduction, quelques éditions4,567 exemplaires, 103 critiques
Nightmare Town: Stories (1999) — Introduction, quelques éditions565 exemplaires, 10 critiques
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contributeur — 299 exemplaires, 10 critiques
Préméditation (1932) — Introduction, quelques éditions269 exemplaires, 16 critiques
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contributeur — 149 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contributeur — 133 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Contributeur — 118 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Detection Collection (2005) — Contributeur — 74 exemplaires, 6 critiques
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contributeur — 62 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Oxford of Inspector Morse (2004) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions46 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane [short story] (1926) — Introduction, quelques éditions39 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Contributeur — 34 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contributeur — 29 exemplaires, 2 critiques
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contributeur — 25 exemplaires, 1 critique
Classic Detective Stories (1992) — Contributeur — 22 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Contributeur — 21 exemplaires
Inspector Morse 01: The Dead of Jericho [Videorecording] (1987) — Original Story — 16 exemplaires, 2 critiques
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Contributeur — 15 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 33: The Remorseful Day [Videorecording] (2000) — Original Story — 12 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 08: Ghost in the Machine [Videorecording] (2002) — Idea — 12 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Inspector Morse 30: The Daughters of Cain [Videorecording] (2003) — Original Story — 12 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 03: Service of All the Dead [Videorecording] (1992) — Original Story — 11 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 12: Infernal Serpent [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 11 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Inspector Morse 02: The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn [Videorecording] (2004) — Original Story — 11 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 14: Driven to Distraction [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 11 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 04: The Wolvercote Tongue [Videorecording] (1992) — Original characters — 11 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 10: Deceived by Flight [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 10 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 11: Secret of Bay 5B [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 10 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 22: Happy Families [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 10 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 06: The Settling of the Sun [Videorecording] (2002) — Auteur — 10 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 09: The Last Enemy [Videorecording] (2002) — Original characters — 9 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
Inspector Morse 05: Last Seen Wearing [Videorecording] (1987) — Original Story — 9 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 31: Death Is Now My Neighbour [Videorecording] (1998) — Original Story — 8 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Inspector Morse 18: Who Killed Harry Field? [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 8 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 13: The Sins of the Fathers [Videorecording] (1990) — Original characters — 8 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 20: Promised Land [Videorecording] (1991) — Original characters — 8 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 28: Twilight of the Gods [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 7 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 25: Cherubim & Seraphim [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 7 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 24: Absolute Conviction [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 7 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 23: The Death of the Self [Videorecording] (1994) — Original characters — 7 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 32: The Wench Is Dead [Videorecording] (2003) — Original Story — 7 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Inspector Morse 29: The Way Through the Woods [Videorecording] (2003) — Original Story — 7 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 17: Fat Chance [Videorecording] (1991) — Original characters — 7 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse 15: Masonic Mysteries [Videorecording] (2004) — Original characters — 7 exemplaires, 1 critique
Winter's Crimes 13 (1981) — Contributeur — 6 exemplaires
Winter's Crimes 24 (1992) 6 exemplaires
Inspector Morse 26: Deadly Slumber [Videorecording] (2003) — Original characters — 6 exemplaires, 1 critique
Winter's Crimes 9 (1977) — Contributeur — 6 exemplaires
Inspector Morse 16: Second Time Around [Videorecording] — Original characters — 5 exemplaires, 1 critique
Winter's Crimes 21 (1989) 5 exemplaires
Inspector Morse 27: The Day of the Devil [Videorecording] — Original characters — 5 exemplaires, 1 critique
Inspector Morse: Dead on Time - Collection Set [Episodes 18-23] (2005) — Original characters — 5 exemplaires
Inspector Morse: Service Of All The Dead/The Wolvercote Tongue (2019) — Original Story — 3 exemplaires

Étiqueté

Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Dexter, Norman Colin
Date de naissance
1930-09-29
Date de décès
2017-03-21
Sexe
male
Nationalité
UK
Lieu de naissance
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Lieu du décès
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Études
Bluecoat Junior School
Stamford School
University of Cambridge (Christ's College)
Professions
Assistant Classics Master (Wyggeston School)
Senior Classics Master (Corby Grammar School)
Senior Assistant Secretary (University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations)
novelist
short-story writer
Organisations
Crime Writers' Association
Prix et distinctions
Cartier Diamond Dagger 1997
Courte biographie
Colin Dexter began his career as a teacher of Greek and Latin, but increasing deafness made him give it up. He took a job with the Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations in Summertown, and moved there with his wife Dorothy (nee Cooper) in 1966. Before beginning to write fiction, he produced general studies textbooks. A wet summer vacation in North Wales with two complaining children and nothing to do gave him the impetus to write his first detective story. It took a while for the Morse novels to gain popularity, which made Dexter keep his day job for 22 years until he retired. He won the coveted gold dagger from the Crime Writers Association for best crime novel of the year more than once, and several runners-up silver daggers. The Morse novels were adapted as a highly-successful British television series called Inspector Morse, which ran from 1987 to 2000.

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Critiques

It's a good story very well told. And it's always a pleasure to spend some time with Inspector Morse.
 
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dvoratreis | 28 autres critiques | May 22, 2024 |
Excellent writing. I love the Morse character, who had become real for me, having watched John Thaw bring him to life in the TV series and had never wanted to read this last story or see the last episode of the series and watch him die. Still, it was a pleasure to read this book, so well put together. I never wanted to put it down, even though I knew that I would be left very sad at the end.
 
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dvoratreis | 17 autres critiques | May 22, 2024 |
The irascible older Morse is here. Sylvia Kaye is killed and there is no shortage of suspects. Her death is the result of a perfect storm of coincidences, the loss of any one would have changed the result. The result is heartache for him. Sgt Lewis is a nice match for him.
 
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bgknighton | 40 autres critiques | May 15, 2024 |

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Œuvres
114
Aussi par
58
Membres
17,268
Popularité
#1,285
Évaluation
3.8
Critiques
348
ISBN
802
Langues
18
Favoris
45

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