Last Bus to Woodstock
"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot."--The New York Times Book Review"YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW MORSE UNTIL YOU'VE READ HIM. . . . Viewers who have enjoyed British actor John Thaw as Morse in the PBS Mystery! anthology series should welcome... show more
"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot."--The New York Times Book Review"YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW MORSE UNTIL YOU'VE READ HIM. . . . Viewers who have enjoyed British actor John Thaw as Morse in the PBS Mystery! anthology series should welcome the deeper character development in Dexter's novels."--Chicago Sun-TimesBeautiful Sylvia Kaye and another young woman had been seen hitching a ride not long before Sylvia's bludgeoned body is found outside a pub in Woodstock, near Oxford. Morse is sure the other hitchhiker can tell him much of what he needs to know. But his confidence is shaken by the cool inscrutability of the girl he's certain was Sylvia's companion on that ill-fated September evening. Shrewd as Morse is, he's also distracted by the complex scenarios that the murder set in motion among Sylvia's girlfriends and their Oxford playmates. To grasp the painful truth, and act upon it, requires from Morse the last atom of his professional discipline."Few novelists write books as intelligent and deliciously frightening as those by Colin Dexter. . . . What Mr. Dexter does so well, so brilliantly, is weave a thick, cerebral story chock-full of literary references and clever red herrings."--The Washington Times"A MASTERFUL CRIME WRITER WHOM FEW OTHERS MATCH."--Publishers Weekly
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 1996
Publisher: Ivy Books
Pages no: 282
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Morse (#1)
I read this first Inspector Morse mystery in honour of the author who passed away this week. In fact, I have the set of thirteen Morse novels and I really must be getting on with them. I deliberately read this first one fairly intensively, if only to keep the complex storyline fixed in my head, but ...
Last Bus To Woodstock is the first novel in the Inspector Morse series of novels by Colin Dexter. After hitching a lift while waiting for a bus, Sylvia Kaye is founded murdered and raped in the car park of the Black Prince pub in Woodstock. A number of suspects come to Morse's attention but the in...
I’m a fan of Masterpiece Classics on PBS and I’ve been enjoying the Inspector Lewis series on Masterpiece Mystery as well. I googled it the other day, just to see if the series would continue this summer, and found that this is expected to be the final season. Bummer! But I’ve never tried the Ins...
It's a bit hard to rate this book. One the one hand there are things that make it quite clear that this book was written in the 70s...and by things I mean some blatant sexism. While it (fortunately) never goes so far to blame the murdered girl for getting murdered it becomes quite clear that both Mo...
Read by................... Terrence HardimanAbr/Unabr................ UnabridgedGenre...................... Fiction - MysterySource.................... Cassette TapesPosition in Series.... Book 1# Of MP3 Files......... 16Total Runtime.......... 8 hours Synopsis: The first in the series of Inspecto...