Invented by Colin Dexter, Inspector Morse has been the hero of a number of novels and even more episodes of the famously successful TV-series.
1975 – Last Bus to Woodstock
Two young women decide to hitchhike instead of waiting for the bus to Woodstock. Later, one of them is found raped and murdered in a car. Morse uses his knowledge about cars to find his suspect.
1976 – Last Seen Waiting
A man who went to Oxford to apply for a job as a school principal waits for the bus home. He meets a girl who seduces him. Later on it comes to light that the girl is a student at said school, and one year later, she suddenly goes missing.
1977 – The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn
The story deals with the staff of the Oxford Foreign Examinations Syndicate. A new member of staff is to be appointed, and the committee disagrees about who to hire. Nicholas Quinn, who gets the job is promptly find murdered a short time later.
1979 – Service of All the Dead
A churchwarden is brutally killed. The police have all but given up, and Morse is on his way to a nice vacation in Greece – but of course cannot resist the temptation of a complicated case.
1981 – The Dead of Jericho
At a party at Oxford, Morse makes the acquaintance of a young woman. Shortly afterward, she is found murdered, and Morse takes over the case.
1983 – The Riddle of the Third Mile
An Oxford dean goes missing, and a few days later, pieces of his bodies are fished out of the river. Morse follows his trail through seedy bars and bordellos.
1986 – The Secret of Annexe 3
It’s New Year’s Eve at a fancy hotel. The morning after, one guest is found murdered. In old thriller tradition, Morse has to interview the guests one by one.
1989 – The Wench is Dead
Morse is lying in the hospital, being bored. He receives a gift – a book about the murder of a young woman in the 1850s. Morse becomes convinced that the wrong men were convicted and killed for the crime and, of course, sets out to find the murderers himself.
1991 – The Jewel That Was Ours
At a hotel, an American tourist is murdered. She owned a precious antique piece of jewelry, which has disappeared. Morse investigates ad soon finds another body he thinks is connected to his case.
1992 – The Way Through the Woods
A year ago, a Swedish woman was murdered. Now the police receive a cryptical poem - the case is reopened, with Morse in the lead.
1994 – The Daughters of Cain
A college don is found stabbed to death. The police have no leads. Once they find the murder weapon though, they have more suspects than Morse would like.
1996 – Death Is Now My Neighbour
The murder of a young physiotherapist leads Morse to a college, where two colleagues fight for a promotion. In the end he has to resort to hiring a known burglar to help him in his investigation.
1999 – The Remorseful Day
Morse is trying to work out an unsolved murder, but his diabetes puts his life in danger.