The Remorseful Day (Paperback)

Author: Dexter, Colin

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A year after the murder of Mrs. Yvonne Harrison at her home, the CID are still baffled. Morse refused to become involved, even after new evidence and a fresh murder arose. Sgt. Lewis's loyalty to Morse turns to distress as his own investigation suggests Mrs. Harrison was no stranger to Morse. This title is the finale to the Inspector Morse series.


Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780804119542
SKU 30682969
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0804119546
Release Date 1/1/2001
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4L x 1T
Author Info
Colin Dexter
Master of British puzzlers, Colin Dexter was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on September 29, 1930, to a taxi driver named Alfred and his young wife Dorothy. After a brief tour in the National Service, Dexter received a bachelor of arts degree in 1953 and a masters degree in 1958 from Christ's College, Cambridge. From there, he went on to pursue a lifelong career in education at Leicester, Loughborough, Corby, and, finally, Oxford, where his famous beer-guzzling, poetry-spouting detective hero, Inspector Morse, has conducted investigations in 17 books and on the popular PBS television series "Mystery!" since his incarnation in 1975's LAST BUS TO WOODSTOCK. Known for their ingenious plotting and rich characterizations that go beyond the traditional British cozy, Dexter's renditions of the times and trials of Inspector Morse won him two Gold Dagger Awards for THE WENCH IS DEAD (1989) and THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS (1992). Devoted fans of the Inspector Morse series mourned the death of the fearless and fun-loving sleuth with the publication of THE REMORSEFUL DAY in 2000.
"When it comes time for a great detective to pack up and go, he deserves a decent elegy, and that's what Colin Dexter has given Inspector Morse in THE REMORSEFUL DAY, the 13th and final book in a series that raised the bar for genre writing. Not since Nero Wolfe has a detective of Morse's ratiocinative skills, refined tastes and tetchy temperament held court in such magisterial fashion."
"Morse is laid to rest gracefully, though many a reader will join Lewis in his tearful farewell to one of the most original, endearing, and consistently rewarding detective series."
"As befits a series set in Oxford, Dexter's books are ripe with quotes not only from Yeats but from Shakespeare (a lovely and most apt joke about a ladder), A.E. Houseman (the titular 'remorseful day,' another perfect pun), and comedian Rita Rudner. The stew, as we've come to expect from Chez Dexter, is rich and meaty; the herrings (clues planted to lead us in false directions) are perhaps redder than ever but still not outrageous enough to spoil the surprise out of the outcome. Morse is dead: Long live Morse."
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Editors Note For a year, the murder of Mrs. Yvonne Harrison at her home in Oxfordshire had baffled the Thames Valley CID. The manner of her death--her naked handcuffed body left lying in bed--matched her reputation as a women of adventuresome sexual tastes. The case seemed perfect for Inspector Morse. So why has he refused to become involved--even after anonymous hints of new evidence, even after a fresh murder? Sgt. Lewis's loyalty to his infuriating boss slowly turns to deep distress as his own investigations suggest that Mrs. Harrison was no stranger to Morse. Far from it. Never has Morse performed more brilliantly than in this final adventure, whose masterly twists and turns through the shadowy byways of passion grip us to the death. . . .
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