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by Colin Dexter

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ISBN:
0517144956
Author:
Colin Dexter
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing (April 30, 1995)
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Rating:
4.6
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There once was a way through the woods Before they planted the trees"

There once was a way through the woods Before they planted the trees". is taken from a poem by Rudyard Kipling. In the novel Colin Dexter continues his predilection for starting each chapter with a quotation. They are not all from literary sources, however. So for this book, I tried to remember every word/instance that the author had written in the beginning.

More praise for Colin Dexter, Inspector Morse, and THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS Splendi. Colin Dexter and Morse are treasures of the genre. It is a delight to watch this brilliant, quirky man deduce. Minneapolis Star & Tribune. ast movin. nother Dexter-ous performance to delight the fans of Morse. By Colin Dexter: Last bus to woodstock.

I had not read Colin Dexter's books before, and when I begin reading a new (new to me) author, I like to begin with .

It turns out this is not the first book in the series. Remorseful Day comes up second in the list and I think in fact it is the last in the series. I found The Way Through The Woods a bit slow reading at first but eventually it picked up and I felt I was back comfortably with the Chief Inspector Morse.

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Download books for free. A young, beautiful Swedish tourist is reported as missing when she should have been at the home of her relative in Wales. A year later, there is still no trace of her and no report of anyone finding her body, even though the woods where she was last seen, were thoroughly combed by the Thames Valley police.

In the title story, a. The Riddle of the Third Mile (Inspector Morse, by Colin Dexter. He suspects it may be all that's left of an elderly Oxford don last seen boarding a London train days before. The Dead of Jericho (Inspector Morse, by Colin Dexter.

The Way Through The Woods. Author: Colin Dexter. On holiday in Lyme Regis, Chief Inspector Morse has decided to go without newspapers. But in the hotel he finds himself seated opposite a woman reading her paper, and Morse cannot help but notice an intriguing headline. Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award.

The tenth book in the Inspector Morse series, 1997. Maps of Wytham Woods and Blenheim Park drawn by Graeme James. There was once a road through the woods. From The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling. Weather and rain have undone it again, And now you would never know. Before they planted the trees. It is underneath the coppice and heath. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be whiter, yea whiter, than snow.

  • 6snake6
One of the best mystery series I've ever read, and that's saying a lot as I have read well over 100 series over the years. Dexter really created a couple of fine detectives when he crafted Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis. I was sad to read of Dexter's death in March of this year. If you love a good police procedural with well-defined characters, superb description, and plenty of mystery, then you'll enjoy this series. I highly recommend this series as well as the BBC Inspector Morse series. I find reading the books enhanced by having watched the series. I will forever see John Thaw and Kevin Whatley as Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis and the lush backdrop of Oxford as the setting.
  • Kanek
I love mysteries and have read many and am in a mystery book club. This was not among my favorites. It seemed forever to find out even what the mystery was. Was it a murder, a lost person, or what? The slow pace was somewhat reminiscent of many European mystery novels in the relaxed pace, but seemed seemed beyond "relaxed." The last half or so of the book was better and the ending exciting so by the end I was less frustrated. Many but not all in our book club agreed.
  • Vetitc
I had enjoyed the Inspector Lewis TV shows (spinoff from Inspector Morse) and decided to try one of the books (I had not seen any of the Inspector Morse TV shows). Unfortunately, I couldn't finish this book. I'm sorry to say the writing was difficult for me to get through and hard for me to figure out what was going on. When I first started to read this one it actually put me to sleep. Obviously that's me as I know the books are very popular. I'm really sorry this book didn't work out for me as I was looking forward to reading it.
  • Goltigor
Inspector Morse is a favorite, I have met the author, Colin Dexter, I have spent a week in Christchurch, Oxford University, I have watched all the Inspector Morse videos (and now Inspector Lewis videos). I think I can be described (amongst a multitude of others) as an avid fan. This book, as with most others in the series, appeals to me because of Dexter's adroit (dexterous - ha!)use of the English language, his ready but subtle wit, his portrayal of a brusque, often rude and dismissive, intellectual and cerebral character who, even while inviting us to dislike his superior attitude towards his fellow beings, nevertheless prods us to feel sympathy for him in his obviously lonely existence, his vunerability around women, his retreat into alcoholic comforts. For me the actual plots of the Inspector Morse books are of secondary import although all are quite baffling and one is left trying to guess the "who-done-it" and "why" until quite late on in the novel.
"The Way Through The Woods" does not disappoint. A young girl disappears in Oxford and is never found. A year passes and Morse, while on vacation reads an article in a newspaper pertaining to the girl's disappearance. This article encourages several people to write to the newspaper (the Times)offering suggestions about her possible and/or probable fate. She is labeled "The Swedish Maiden" and Morse and Lewis must use all their intellectual and practical abilities together with their police training and experience to solve this ugly crime.
  • MilsoN
If you liked P.D. James, you're likely to enjoy reading Dexter, whose plot is somewhat more complex than PD's. Better to read when you are alert and in lengthy reads than in brief, interrupted ones, or you'll miss or forget important clues.
  • Laizel
I bought the Kindle version of this book and I think a page or two may be missing at the end. I guess I'll have to buy the paperback version to find out for sure unless one of you can help out. The Kindle version ends with an epilogue which concludes with the newspaper editor saying, "Er no. I don't think we do." This sentence came at the exact bottom of the kindle page, and I clicked to go to the next page, but nothing moved. apparently, there is no next page.

I quite enjoyed the serialized television Inspector Morse, so I thought I'd give the books a read. I had not read Colin Dexter's books before, and when I begin reading a new (new to me) author, I like to begin with the author's first book and read the books in order from there. I clicked on the Amazon link for Colin Dexter books in order, and The Way Through The Woods came up first. It turns out this is not the first book in the series. Remorseful Day comes up second in the list and I think in fact it is the last in the series.

I found The Way Through The Woods a bit slow reading at first but eventually it picked up and I felt I was back comfortably with the Chief Inspector Morse and Dectective Lewis of the tv series and it was quite enjoyable. The main mystery was that of the missing Sweedish Maid who was assumed to have been murdered. I'm not particularly good at guessing the outcomes of these mysteries, but I guessed this one correctly for the most part, and I continued to enjoy reading the book.

When that main mystery was concluded, an extra character or two was murdered and Morse had to find out who dunnit. At this point I lost much of my interest in reading the book but I continued on up to what I assumed was the final word just in case something in the remainder of the tale might re-Kindle my interest. Nothing did. I shall now endeavor to determine the correct order of Colin Dexter's books and begin at the begin.
  • Vudozilkree
Just like the crosswords puzzles that Morse works and loves - the reader is given the same clues thaT Morse get, and can solve with Morse.
Well written - but I did I not feel the need for, or value of, the chapter introductions.
A cleverly designed mystery, and I could kick myself for missing a clue that was in plain sight.
Again, I would recommend this book to an avid reader of well written mysteries.