The first Inspector Morse story.
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"[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."
Beautiful 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."
Colin Dexter lives in Oxford. This is the thirteenth and final Inspector Morse novel. Colin Dexter has won many awards for his novels and in 1997 was presented with the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001661376
Book Description Macmillan, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. A HARDCOVER EDITION PUBLISHED BY MACMILLAN IN 1988. CLEAN PAGES. Bookseller Inventory # 6352
Book Description MacMillan, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Black boards, title in gilt, slight wear to corners/edges. Contents very clean, not inscribed. Wrapper (with inset picture of John Thaw) has only a little wear. Bookseller Inventory # 005822
Book Description Macmillan, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020333179293
Book Description Macmillan, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0333179293
Book Description Macmillan, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. G/G+.Ex-lib copy. Spine tilted & rubbed at edges.Two old tape marks to front board & two to rear.Ffep removed.Tape marks to inside of boards.Two stamps & date to half title page.Pages tanned.Pen tick to title page & page no.255 circled.The protected jacket is chipped,mainly at the spine top & base & has tape marks to the fold over ends. Bookseller Inventory # 029587
Book Description MacMillan, London, 1975. Book Condition: G. Dust Jacket Condition: VG-. First Edition. G/VG-. 8vo. plain red cloth (ex-library with rsms, label stub, some tape marks, paperstock tanned & spotted (as usual), general signs of use and wear) in dustwrapper (rubbed & creased, some trimming to flaps, a little tape staining around edges); pp. xxii, 296 (last blank). A reading copy of the first Morse novel. Bookseller Inventory # 019223
Book Description Macmillan, U.K., 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. photographic DJ by Jack Burnicle, has sun fading to spine. Age toned pages, ex-library copy. Good copy with secure binding. Rare copy. Isbn on Dj fold is 333179293, This is the first Inspector Morse novel, and is more carefully plotted than many subsequent books in the series. Colin Dexter started writing what would become Last Bus to Woodstock on a 1972 family holiday in North Wales. He spent the next 18 months writing the novel. Bookseller Inventory # 055203
Book Description Macmillan, London, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ex-library copy lacking blank front endpaper, but in the all-important dustwrapper. Dustwrapper shows minor wear (one small closed tear) to edges but is NOT price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 002479
Book Description Macmillan, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression of the first Inspector Morse mystery (NOT ex-Library). Loosely laid-in is a signed card warmly inscribed by the author: 'With every best wish always/ Colin Dexter.' Good: firmly bound in brown boards lettered in black to the spine; 2cm tear to the head of the spine; the page block is generally browned with foxing to the edges and final 20 or so pages; previous owner’s name (Dated December 1975) scored through to the ffep. The unclipped dustwrapper (£2.50 net stated) is likewise Good: bright with wear to the edges, including tiny chips to the corners and a 2cm tear to the head of the spine; strip of fading to the front gutter; presents somewhat better than it sounds in a removable, archival-quality Brodart cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # H618