At last I am starting my reviews of my 10 books of Summer 2017.
Last Bus to Woodstock
‘The death of Syvia Kaye featured 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 muder, sexual assault and rape.
But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse must follow his instincts if he is to unearth the culprit of this heinous crime.”
This is the first in the series of the Morse books, it is also the first book by Colin Dexter that I have read. I am so pleased that I added this to my ten books because as a fan of the TV Morse, Lewis and Endeavour I often wondered what the Morse books were like and I have not been disappointed. I do like books were the detective figures it out, uses the clues and finds the answer. This is a wonderful example of that English detective novel and I would recommend it to all.
The book was published in 1975. It is the first in a series of thirteen ending with The Remorseful Day.
Colin Dexter lived in Oxford from 1966. Amongst the many awards for his novels he won CWA Gold Daggers for The Wench is Dead and The Way Through the Woods in 1997 he was presented with the CWA Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature, and in 2000 was awarded the OBE.
Publisher: Pan Books
The Last Bus to Woodstock