Dead Man's Walk: An Unofficial Inspector Morse Mystery by Antony James
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Dead Man's Walk: An Unofficial Inspector Morse Mystery

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This new novel featuring Endeavour Morse, the first since The Remorseful Day in 1999, follows closely in the grand tradition of Colin Dexter’s original creation.

Set in 1971, Detective Sergeant Morse is confronted by two deaths along Dead Man’s Walk, which he’s sure are connected to the Oxford Martyrs of the 1550s. There are clues and red-herrings aplenty as Morse uses hi
Kindle Edition, 285 pages
Published November 15th 2018 by Endeavour Media
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Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
A tribute book written by a friend of Colin Dexter and a very enjoyable read. I was a devoted fan of the BBC produced series of Morse from the 80's featuring John Thaw but I don't believe I read any of the actual source books by Colin Dexter. I may have picked up one at a book sale but cannot recall. Thus...I cannot compare this book to that ouevre. However...I can say it is a good read for fans of the series and it also serves as a guidebook to landmarks both Oxford and Cambridge with
Jill Rowles
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another good read

I always enjoy a Morse story, and, although this one has a different author it is well up to the usual standard.
Morse is a very good detective and gets the correct answer,but his personal life always seems to go wrong somehow
I can recommend this book as Avery good read!
Virginia Tican
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Took me quite awhile to finish this book but it is all worth it. There are layers here that have to be slowly peeled~off to reveal the gem of this author's creativity in building a character and in creating the nuances and textures of his story. In doing so, Mr. James insidiously pulled me into the fascinating and engrossing world of Morse's Oxford world. He has created an endearing character in Dexter (the 14~year~old truant and so much more than a train spotter) and in the flawed yet relatable ...more
Kate Cherrett
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I almost have up on this book several.times. I tried to picture both young and older Morse from the TV series but couldn't quite make the connection . I found it slow and not quite my cup of tea - sorry. Think I will give this series a miss and stick with the TV reruns

Not the best review but somehow the storyline wasn't interesting and the plot weak and rather boring. Very unlike Morse
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this Morse story. I particularly liked the placement of Morse in time - somewhere between the young Endeavour Morse and the older Morse. Aspects of his character rang true and the development of Morse himself and his career were consistent with the much-loved Colin Dexter novels. I was a little frustrated by his drinking, the carping and bullying of those higher up the police food chain and the way his love life faltered for him - but that’s Morse, isn’t it?
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
1971 and Thames Valley Police D.S. Morse is called to investigate a suspicious death of a Hugo Latimer on Dead Man's Walk. A few days later there is another. As with any Morse investigation, red herrings and clues abound.
An enjoyable and interesting well-written mystery, strangely my first Morse book so I can't compare it to the Dexter stories.
Mrs. A.A. Williams
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Of interest to fans of Morse and philately

A very good Morse mystery, written with pace and wit. The characters are very credible and Morse retains all of his foibles. All the Oxford haunts are there and includes items of history and interest. With twists and turns It keeps you guessing until the last. An enjoyable read.
Shelby Scott
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dead Man's Walk

I all ways like to watch Inspector Morse on Public Television but this is the first book about him I have read and I enjoyed watching his mind work. Hope to read more of his books!
Jonathan McKay
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A grand read

An excellent homage to the great Colin Dexter. I really enjoyed reading this book, loved the humour. A couple of annoying homonyms that should have been picked up but a masterpiece
Colin Winter
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An excellent early Morse mystery

Up there with Colin Dexter, well researched and has many of the characters in the plot from Colin Dexter novels, good plot and well written, looking forward to the next one 👍
David Malmberg
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Almost as good as the real Morse

I have read all the Colin Dexter books and enjoyed them all. I had high hopes for this “Unofficial” Morse. It was quite good, but not quite as good as the real thing.
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Railway inaccuracies

Not a bad tale but the inaccuracies in the early railway station chapter made me have a nagging feeling there were likely more in other areas.
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very good

As a Morse fan the book is a continuation of a riveting tale of an unorthodox but very likeable detective.
Pat Henson
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Morse lives!

A very clever story that takes the reader to both Oxford and Cambridge! It's like being there. I've been to Cambridge but not Oxford.
BarbJerry Benjamin
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable takeoff on the "official" Morse books. ...more
Patricia Gulley
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book with all its references to other future characters and the original author. Good twisty plot and lots of red herrings. Very good read.
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A prequel to the Inspector Morse mysteries written by Colin Dexter. Highly enjoyable.
David Stewart
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Decent story but full of the sort of mistakes (punctuation, grammar etc.) that would make Morse turn in his grave!
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