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Stratford Literary Festival 2011- Colin Dexter Highlights

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2 years ago on 9 November 2016 18:29

Colin Dexter is a crime fiction grandee. He started writing mysteries in 1972 during a family holiday in North Wales. 'The children were moaning ... I was sitting at the kitchen table with nothing else to
do, and I wrote the first few paragraphs of a potential detective novel.'
Last Bus to Woodstock was published in 1975 and introduced the world to the character of Inspector Morse, the irascible detective whose penchants for cryptic crosswords, English literature, cask ale and Wagner reflect Dexter's own enthusiasms. The success of the 33 episodes of the TV series Inspector Morse, produced between 1987 and 2001, brought further acclaim for Dexter. In the manner of Alfred Hitchcock, he also makes a cameo appearance in almost all episodes. He has won many awards for his novels including the CWA Gold Dagger and Silver Dagger awards. In 1997 he was presented with the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding services to crime literature. Colin's thirteenth and final Inspector Morse novel, The Remorseful Day, was published
in 1999. He will be taking us on a highly entertaining journey with Morse, From Book To Box.
Music by Jack Blackman