Mystery Books

  • Bad Love (Alex Delaware)

    It came in a plain brown wrapper, no return  address--an audiocassette recording of a horrifying,  soul-lacerating scream, fol

  • The Reaper

    A dark, delicious tale of a popular village cleric who has no conscience.

  • Die Trying (Jack Reacher)

    See Jack Reacher now in his first major motion picture.When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, J

  • Strange Highways

    From the denizens of hell to unlikely heroes, from vengeful children to suspiciously humanlike robots, this new collection of tale

  • Cycle of the Werewolf (Signet)

    When the full moon shines, a paralysing fear descends on the isolated Maine town of Tarker Mills. No one knows who will be attack

  • Hold Tight

    #1 bestselling author Harlan Coben asks that provocative and terrifying question with his fifteenth thriller. How much do paren

  • Dr. Death (Alex Delaware, No. 14)

    Who killed the killer? In his brilliant and startling new novel, Jonathan Kellerman, perennial bestselling author and premier prop

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Mystery Movies

  • Fallen (Snap Case Packaging)

    THE THRILLS KEEP COMING. THE PLOT KEEPS TWISTING. THE SUSPENSEKEEPS GROWING. HOMICIDE DETECTIVE JOHN HOBBES HUNTS A SATANIC FORCE

  • Vanilla Sky

    Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz. Cameron Crowe's thrilling remake of Open Your Eyes , a sexy psychological tale of wealth,

  • Primal Fear

    Clever twists and a bona fide surprise ending make this an above-average courtroom thriller, tapping into the post-O.J. scrutiny o

  • Triangle

    When Jess (Melissa George) sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wron

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Mystery Authors

Colin Dexter biography

 

 

Colin Dexter

(1950 - )

Colin Dexter was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire. In 1950 he went to study at Christ's College, Cambridge. Before that he undertook his National Service with the Royal Corps of Signals. Colin Dexter graduated from Cambridge University in 1953 and has lived in Oxford since 1966. He is married and has one son and one daughter. He decided to begin the Inspector Morse series while reading a very unsatisfactory crime novel during a family holiday – and knew he could do better. That first novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, appeared in 1975. The thirteenth - and last - novel in the series, The Remorseful Day, will be published by Macmillan in September.

During his career he has garnered much critical praise, and has won many awards. In particular The Way Through The Woods and The Wench Is Dead were awarded Gold Daggers by the Crime Writers’ Association for best crime novel of the year, and he has also been awarded Silver Daggers for Service Of All the Dead and The Dead Of Jericho.

In 1997 Colin Dexter was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime fiction.

The Inspector Morse novels have been adapted for the small screen, with huge success, in Carlton/Central Television’s series starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately. In each episode Colin Dexter makes a cameo appearance, and in 1993 achieved his ambition of a speaking part!

Information source: wikipedia