Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse Series #1)

Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse Series #1)

by Colin Dexter

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ISBN-13: 9780804114905
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Series: Inspector Morse Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 78,487
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Colin Dexter twice won the Gold Dagger Award, the Crime Writers' Association's honor for the best novel of the year. He was the author of many novels, novellas, and short stories featuring Inspector Morse. He died in 2017.

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Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book takes you to that place, and the suspence is higher as the story evolves. Very well written, you feel like Morse is part of yourself, and you get to admire him a lot.
elwyne on LibraryThing 21 hours ago
Decent mystery but much too "cute" about keeping the reader in the dark, which I found frustrating. None of the characters particularly likable or admirable. Also, being a present-day mystery, much too unpleasantly real for my taste. I won't be reading any more Dexter or Morse.
mstrust on LibraryThing 21 hours ago
Inspector Morse takes on the case of a young woman found raped and murdered in a pub parking lot. The list of suspects gets longer as Morse and Sergeant Lewis, working together for the first time, discover that the victim was far from innocent.This is the first of the Inspector Morse series, and the second that I've read (The Dead of Jericho a few months ago). The mystery here is done really well and is hard to figure out. The cons:the romance between Morse and a suspect's roommate is sudden and melodramatic, and the attitude towards rape victims is so outdated that it's jarring and reminds the reader that this was written in 1975. If it weren't for those flaws, this would read like a modern book set in those pre-DNA days. I enjoyed it.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A young woman is found murdered in the parking lot of a small pub. Inspector Morse is partnered with Sergeant Lewis for the first time and they work case. Lewis finds Morse's tactics often strange and somewhat difficult to work with at times. This is a brilliant and clever British police procedural. Being very familiar with the TV Show I found the characters to be a bit different than they are portrayed on the screen. Morse is younger and Lewis is several years older than Morse for a start! Once I realized, and accepted, that Morse was different than I was familiar with I was hooked. This is top-notch British detection and it doesn't get much better than this. I was riveted and the mystery kept me guessing until the very end. Morse is a man who loves opera, a stiff drink and women and is a detective who sits down and thinks his way through a case while he sends his underlings out to pound the pavement. I also really enjoyed the seventies atmosphere with Morse drinking and smoking whenever he wants and the attitudes concerning the long haired men and Women's Lib. This compelling, page-turning mystery is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago