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Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse #1)

Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse #1) (1975)

Series: Morse (1)

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'Do you think I'm wasting your time, Lewis?' Lewis was nobody's fool and was a man of some honesty and integrity. 'Yes, sir.' An engaging smile crept across Morse's mouth. He thought they could get on well together . . .' The death of Sylvia Kaye figured 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 murder, sexual assault and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key . . .… (more)
Title:Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse #1)
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Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter (1975)



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It's summer. I'm reading mysteries - and this was grand! As I reflected a day later, though, on the characters, I thought of how every single man, despite his flaws, was an engaging character of some sympathy, even the young man addicted to porn. (His mother loved him, remember?) But the women, without exception, were protrayed in a negative light. None of them seemed lovable. I checked the publication date: 1975. Depressing. How much of this did we absorb as young women?

The other factor which makes the mystery, despite its excellent plotting and engaging male characters, difficult to recommend was the constant drinking. Every third page someone ordered a pint, offered a whiskey, or poured himself a stiff drink. I got to hankering after one myself. Was that the point?
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  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
First in the Inspector Morse series ( )
  ReadMeAnother | Jan 21, 2019 |
Last Bus to Woodstock introduced the world to Oxford's Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis. Before I read this book, my knowledge of Morse and Lewis was based solely on the popular ITV series. I wanted to read at least one of the books that inspired three television series. I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did. While the book differs from the series in the physical descriptions of the characters (Lewis is actually older than Morse!), the characters' personalities and habits had a familiar feel. Morse is an unorthodox policeman, and the even-tempered Lewis is a perfect foil for him. I thought I might be satisfied to stop with just one book from the series, but I enjoyed this one so much that I'll likely read them all. ( )
  cbl_tn | Feb 23, 2018 |
poliziotto antipatico - buon plot ( )
  icaro. | Aug 31, 2017 |
Woeful. Dated and sexist. ( )
  ramrak | Aug 7, 2017 |
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Colin Dexterprimary authorall editionscalculated
Borgen, KarinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hammer, Marie S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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