Last Bus to Woodstock

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Bantam Books, Dec 1, 1988 - Fiction - 224 pages
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When a lovely girl is found murdered in the car park of a pub in Woodstock, Chief Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis are assigned the case. Soon Morse believes sex and love are intertwined in this puzzling homicide, but he does not realize his own heart will be entangled. Martin's.

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Colin Dexter's writing is first rate. - Goodreads
Such a sad ending for Inspector Morse. - Goodreads
Good plot twists and it kept me guessing until the end. - Goodreads
Dexter's writing is sparse and literate. - Goodreads
The plot, however, was incredibly interesting. - Goodreads
The writing of the police procedure is excellent. - Goodreads

Review: Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse #1)

User Review  - Kate Neville - Goodreads

I loved the Morse tv series, this book, not so much. Sexist, lame, unrealistic dialogue between men and women, and dismissive of rape. Written in 1975, but disappointing nonetheless. Read full review

Review: Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse #1)

User Review  - Shelli - Goodreads

Not a review yet but just in progress thoughts: The casual rape talk - very off putting. I read pretty broadly and can't remember coming across anything like this before but I'm wondering if a more ... Read full review


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Colin Dexter is Britain's most popular writer of crime fiction. Born in 1930 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, Dexter earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Cambridge University and taught school for many years before turning to writing full time. Dexter is best known for creating the character Inspector Morse, the irascible but lovable detective featured on the PBS television series Mystery. The Inspector Morse series began in 1975 with Last Bus to Woodstock, a novel that established Dexter as a popular author. He 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. His latest Inspector Morse novel is Death Is Now My Neighbour (1996). He lives in Oxford.

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