Colin Dexter

Colin Dexter

This is a complete list of Colin Dexter books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Inspector Morse Books in Publication Order (with Antonio Skármeta)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.4
Last Bus to Woodstock
1975
2
7.7
Last Seen Wearing
1976
3
8
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn
1977
4
6.7
Service of All the Dead
1979
5
7.3
The Dead of Jericho
1981
6
8
The Riddle of the Third Mile
1983
7
8
The Secret of Annexe 3
1986
8
9
The Wench Is Dead
1989
9
8.7
The Jewel That Was Ours
1989
10
8.4
The Way Through The Woods
1992
11
7.5
The Daughters of Cain
1994
12
8
Death Is Now My Neighbor
1996
13
8.7
The Remorseful Day
1999

List of Inspector Morse Collections in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Mysterious Profiles Books in Publication Order

The Mysterious Profiles series offers brief biographies of iconic mystery writers, providing insights into their lives, works, and the creation of their most famous characters.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.5
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais)
2022
2
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen)
2022
3
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child)
2022
4
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly)
2022
5
9
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
6
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver)
2022
7
10
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman)
2022
8
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman)
2022
9
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey)
2022
10
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman)
2022
11
10
Inspector Morse
2022
12
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart)
2022
13
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter)
2022
14
10
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston)
2022
15
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson)
2022
16
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker)
2022
17
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry)
2022
18
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin)
2022
19
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell)
2022
20
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry)
2022
21
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile ( By: Charles Todd)
2022
22
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2022
23
10
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith)
2022
24
8.1
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear)
2022
25
8.3
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
26
Ben Kincaid ( By: William Bernhardt)
2023
27
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2023
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List of Colin Dexter Anthologies in Publication Order

Colin Dexter: Biography

Colin Dexter (Norman Colin Dexter) was born on September 29th, 1930. Colin passed away March 21st, 2017 at 86 years old. Colin Dexter was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

Colin Dexter was the author of the Inspector Morse series which consists of 13 novels. The Inspector Morse series started in 1975 with the novel Last Bus to Woodstock. The most recently released novel in the Inspector Morse series was The Remorseful Day which was released in 1999. There are no upcoming novels for the Inspector Morse series.

Colin Dexter has made one appearance on Japan's prestigious Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list. It was for his novel The Way Through the Woods in 1994, which made #5 on the list.

Colin Dexter: Awards & Accolades

Colin Dexter has won multiple awards including: The Crime Thriller Awards, International Crime Writing Hall of Fame Award, in 2009 and the Theakston's Old Peculier, Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction, in 2012.

Dexter's books have also won multiple awards, Service of All the Dead won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Silver Dagger Award, in 1979. The Dead of Jericho won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Silver Dagger Award, in 1981. The Wench Is Dead won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1989. The Way Through The Woods won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1992. Evans Tries an O-Level won the Macavity Award, Best Short Story, in 1996.

Colin Dexter books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Last Bus to Woodstock was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award, in 1975. The Riddle of the Third Mile was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1983. The Secret of Annexe 3 was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1986. Death Is Now My Neighbor was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1996.

Colin Dexter: TV/Movies Based on Books

The Inspector Morse series of novels was made into a TV show. John Thaw played the role of the lead character, Detective Chief Inspector Morse, while Sergeant Lewis was played by Kevin Whately. Each episode would run approximately 100 minutes, and there were a total of 33 episodes. There were 7 seasons, with 5 specials. The first episode aired in 1987, with the final episode in 2000. Radio Times readers awarded it the greatest British Crime Drama ever. It was also nominated for a People's Detective Dagger award at the Crime Thriller Awards in 2020. The final episode of the show was an adaptation of The Remorseful Day.

Colin Dexter: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Colin Dexter on Book Notification is The Remorseful Day, the 13th novel in the Inspector Morse series.

The most read book by Colin Dexter on Book Notification is Last Bus to Woodstock, the 1st novel in the Inspector Morse series.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Colin Dexter are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland Island Series.
  3. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  4. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.
  5. Elizabeth George, author of the Inspector Lynley Series.

Colin Dexter: F.A.Q

When was Colin Dexter Born?

Colin Dexter was born on September 29th, 1930.

When did Colin Dexter die?

Colin Dexter died on March 21st, 2017 at 86 years old.

Where was Colin Dexter Born?

Colin Dexter was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

What awards has Colin Dexter won?

Colin Dexter has won the following awards: International Crime Writing Hall of Fame Award at the Crime Thriller Awards (2009) and the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction at the Theakston's Old Peculier (2012).

What book awards has Colin Dexter won?

Service of All the Dead: Crime Writer's Association Award Silver Dagger Award (1979).
The Dead of Jericho: Crime Writer's Association Award Silver Dagger Award (1981).
The Wench Is Dead: Crime Writer's Association Award Gold Dagger Award (1989).
The Way Through The Woods: Crime Writer's Association Award Gold Dagger Award (1992).
Evans Tries an O-Level: Macavity Award Best Short Story (1996).

What was the first book Colin Dexter wrote?

The first novel written by Colin Dexter was Last Bus to Woodstock, published in 1975.

What was the most recent book Colin Dexter wrote?

His most recently released work was Inspector Morse on May 14th, 2022.

How many books has Colin Dexter written?

Colin Dexter has written 19 books. 13 books in the Inspector Morse Series, 1 book in the Inspector Morse Collections, 2 Short Stories/Novellas, 2 books in the Non-Fiction Books, 1 book in the Mysterious Profiles Series.

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    Phil Ammar
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    7 months ago

    I love the Inspector Morse books and the TV show based on them.

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