Mystery Books

  • Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries)

    When the president of Hartland Flour chooses cosy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hanna

  • On the Street Where You Live

    In the gripping new novel from the Queen of Suspense, a woman is haunted by two grisly murders separated by more than a century, y

  • The Mccone Files

    The McCone Files gathers all of Sharon McCone's short cases covering her entire career as staff investigator at All Souls Legal Co

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She

  • The Dogs of War

    In a remote corner of  Zangaro, a small republic in Africa, lies Crystal  Mountain. At certain times of the day the mountain 

  • Blue Light

    The human race has just begun. In the Bay Area in the mid-1960s, several people are struck by a cosmic blue light that "quickens"

  • The Eyes of the Dragon

    Once Upon a Time, There Was Terror…The Eyes of the DragonA tale of archetypal heroes and s

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Mystery Movies

  • Prometheus

    Legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to his sci-fi origins in this epic adventure bursting with spectacul

  • Sunshine

    Chris Evans, Cillian Murphy, and Michelle Yeoh star in this sci-fi film from Danny Boyle. Extras included deleted scenes, alternat

  • Jacob's Ladder

    A Vietnam vet, back at home in New York City, finds himself losing his grip on reality, in a horrifying way; only his friend can h

  • Lost - The Complete First Season

    Get lost in the hottest series of 2004. From J.J. Abrams, the creator of ALIAS, comes the action-packed adventure that became a wo

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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