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Colin Dexter

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  • Last Bus to Woodstock | Colin Dexter

    Last Bus to Woodstock

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man facing charges of wilful murder, sexual assault, and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key.

    Catherine says: "Why was it abridged?"
  • Morse's Greatest Mysteries | Colin Dexter

    Morse's Greatest Mysteries

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    How can the discovery of a short story by a beautiful Oxford graduate lead Chief Inspector Morse to her murderer? What awaits Morse and Lewis in Room 231 of the Randolph Hotel? Why does a theft at Christmas lead the detective to look upon the festive season with uncharacteristic goodwill? And what happens when Morse himself falls victim to a brilliantly executed crime?

    Kelly says: "Well done but time listed is wrong"
  • Morse’s Greatest Mystery and Other Stories | Colin Dexter

    Morse’s Greatest Mystery and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Colin Dexter’s Chief Inspector Morse - the cranky, heavy-drinking, and exasperatingly brilliant sleuth of the Thames Valley Police - has become one of the most beloved detectives in fiction. Now, with this collection of 11 short stories, we can savor choice examples of his dry wit, devious cunning, and psychological insight at its best. Colin Dexter tantalizes us with six Inspector Morse adventures, ranging from bite-size morsels of intrigue to longer stories for listeners to sink their teeth into.

    Charlie Donahue says: "Great narrator; great stories"
  • The Remorseful Day | Colin Dexter

    The Remorseful Day

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    The murder of Yvonne Harrison at her home in the Cotswold village of Lower Swinstead has left Thames Valley CID baffled. A year after the dreadful crime, they are still no nearer to making an arrest. But one man has yet to tackle the case - and it is just the sort of puzzle at which Chief Inspector Morse excels.

    Lindy K Wang says: "Excellent rendition of a classic book"
  • The Daughters of Cain | Colin Dexter

    The Daughters of Cain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Little progress had been made by the Thames Valley Police since the discovery of a corpse in a North Oxford flat. The victim had been killed by a single stab wound to the stomach. The police had no weapon, no suspect, no motive, but within days of taking over the investigation, Chief Inspector Morse and Detective Sergeant Lewis uncover startling new information about the life and death of the victim, Dr. Felix McClure, late of Wolsey College, Oxford.

    A P says: "A different Morse"
  • Death is Now My Neighbour | Colin Dexter

    Death is Now My Neighbour

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    (26)
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    (18)
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    Colin Dexter's brain-teasing whodunit unravels a complex web of deceit and betrayal in the upper echelons of Oxford academia. At the centre of this web is the murder of a young woman, Rachel James, shot from close range through her kitchen window.

  • Riddle of the Third Mile | Colin Dexter

    Riddle of the Third Mile

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    The thought suddenly occurred to Morse that this would be a marvellous time to murder a few of the doddery old bachelor dons. No wives to worry about their whereabouts; no landladies to whine about the unpaid rents. In fact nobody would miss most of them at all.

    S. Harvester says: "Like jigsaws?"
  • The Way Through the Woods | Colin Dexter

    The Way Through the Woods

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    (37)
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    They called her the Swedish Maiden: the beautiful young tourist who disappeared on a hot summer's day somewhere in North Oxford. Twelve months later, the case remained unsolved. On holiday in Lyme Regis, Chief Inspector Morse is startled to read a tantalizing article in The Times about the missing woman - an article which lures him back to Wytham Woods near Oxford...and straight into the most extraordinary murder investigation of his career.

    Ashok says: "Disappointing"
  • Service of All the Dead | Colin Dexter

    Service of All the Dead

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    Chief Inspector Morse was alone among the congregation in suspecting continued unrest in the quiet parish of St Frideswide's. Most people could still remember the churchwarden's murder. A few could still recall the murderer's suicide. Now even the police have closed the case - until a chance meeting among the tombstones reveals startling new evidence of a conspiracy to deceive.

    Ashok says: "Worthwhile and intricate"
  • Last Bus to Woodstock: Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 1 | Colin Dexter

    Last Bus to Woodstock: Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man - facing charges of willful murder, sexual assault and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key....

  • The Dead of Jericho | Colin Dexter

    The Dead of Jericho

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    Anne Scott's address was scribbled on a crumpled note in the pocket of Morse's smartest suit....He turned the corner of Canal Street, Jericho, on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 3rd. He hadn't planned a second visit. But he was back later the same day - as the officer in charge of a suicide investigation.

  • Last Seen Wearing | Colin Dexter

    Last Seen Wearing

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    (37)
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    (26)
    Story
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    The statements before Inspector Morse appeared to confirm the bald simple truth: After leaving home to return to school, teenager Valerie Taylor had completely vanished, and the trail had gone cold - until two years, three months, and two days later, when somebody decided to supply some surprising new evidence.

    Rosemarie D. Walker says: "Sloppy story good reader"
  • The Secret of Annexe Three | Colin Dexter

    The Secret of Annexe Three

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    Chief Inspector Morse seldom allowed himself to be caught up in New Year Celebrations. So a murder inquiry in a festive hotel had a certain appeal. It was a crime worthy of the season. The corpse was still in fancy dress. And hardly a single guest at the Haworth had registered under a genuine name.

  • The Jewel That Was Ours | Colin Dexter

    The Jewel That Was Ours

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Story
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    The case seems so simple that Inspector Morse deems it beneath his notice. A wealthy, elderly American tourist has a heart attack in her room at Oxford’s luxurious Randolph Hotel. Missing from the scene is the lady’s handbag, which contained the Wolvercote Tongue, a priceless jewel that her late husband had bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum just across the street. Morse proceeds to spend a great deal of time thinking—and drinking—in the hotel’s bar, certain the solution is close at hand, until conflicting stories, suspicious doings, and a real murder convince him otherwise.

    Arsenio Paez says: "Horrible narration!"
  • The Riddle of the Third Mile: Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 6 | Colin Dexter

    The Riddle of the Third Mile: Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    By the 16th of July, the Master of Lonsdale was concerned but not yet worried. Dr Browne-Smith had passed through the porter's lodge at approximately 8:15 a.m. on the morning of Friday, 11th July. And nobody had heard from him since. Plenty of time to disappear, thought Morse. And plenty of time, too, for someone to commit murder....

  • The Dead of Jericho: Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 5 | Colin Dexter

    The Dead of Jericho: Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    Anne Scott's address was scribbled on a crumpled note in the pocket of Morse's smartest suit. He turned the corner of Canal Street, Jericho, on the afternoon of Wednesday, 3rd October. He hadn't planned a second visit. But he was back later the same day - as the officer in charge of a suicide investigation....

  • The Wench Is Dead | Colin Dexter

    The Wench Is Dead

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    The body of Joanna Franks was found at Duke's Cut on the Oxford Canal at about 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 22nd June 1859. At around 10.15 a.m. on a Saturday morning in 1989, the body of Chief Inspector Morse, though very much alive, was removed to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. As Morse begins his recovery, he comes across an account of the investigation and trial that followed Joanna Frank's death...and becomes convinced that the two men hanged for her murder were innocent.

  • The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn | Colin Dexter

    The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Kevin Whately
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    The murder of a deaf academic in his North Oxford home is the start of a formidably labyrinthine case for Chief Inspector Morse, as he tries to track down the killer through the insular and bitchy world of the Oxford colleges.

  • Last Seen Wearing: Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 2 | Colin Dexter

    Last Seen Wearing: Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    The statements before Inspector Morse appeared to confirm the bald, simple truth. After leaving home to return to school, teenager Valerie Taylor had completely vanished, and the trail had gone cold. Until two years, three months and two days after Valerie's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence for the case....

  • Death Is Now My Neighbour

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    The murder of a young woman... A cryptic 17th-century love poem... And a photograph of a mystery grey-haired man... More than enough to set Chief Inspector E. Morse on the trail of a killer. And it's a trail that leads him to Lonsdale College, where the contest between Julian Storrs and Dr Denis Cornford for the coveted position of Master is hotting up. But then Morse faces a greater, far more personal crisis....

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