Colin Dexter


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Dexter, Colin

(Norman Colin Dexter), 1930–2017, English mystery novelist, b. Stamford, Lincolnshire. He as a classics teacher in secondary schools until deafness forced him to find a new career; he then worked for Oxford's secondary school examinations department (1966–88). He published his first mystery novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, in 1972; it featured the curmudgeonly, poetry- and music-loving Chief Inspector Morse and used Oxford as its setting. It was followed by 12 more Morse books and a popular British television series, Inspector Morse (1987–2000), and two television spinoffs. Morse dies in the final novel of the series, Remorseful Day (1999). The Wench is Dead (1989) and The Way through the Woods (1992) won Golden Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association of Britain; Dexter also received the group's lifetime achievement award (1997).
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John Thaw and Kevin Whately make their farewell appearance as detective duo Morse and Lewis, John Thaw on set during the in the directors chair in 1987 Morse and Lewis, above, and John Thaw with author Colin Dexter in 1999, below John Thaw, on the right, with co-star Kevin Whatley in 1986
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I'd probably have fared even worse than poor Neil Kinnock" - Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse.
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AUTHOR Colin Dexter is best known for creating flawed detective Inspector Morse, brought to life on TV by John Thaw.
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The award recognises a lifetimes achievement in crime writing, with previous recipients including Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter and PD James.
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Call me old-fashioned but I find some modern police dramas a tad too bland, slick and saccharine" Colin Dexter, creator of Morse WRITE Letters Editor Media Wales Ltd, Six Park Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR e-mail readers@walesonline.co.uk FAX 029 2024 4143 NOTE please include your name and address for publication and a daytime telephone number
BIRTHDAYS: Colin Dexter, author, 82; Ian McShane, actor, 70; Lech Walesa, former Polish president, 69; Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, former MP and athlete, 56, pictured.