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The Complete Inspector Morse [Hardcover]

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Inspector Morse, the ever-popular Oxford sleuth, has delighted audiences worldwide, from his first appearance on TV screens in 1987 right up to his farewell performance in 2000. Actor John Thaw gave a memorable performance as the rough-diamond bachelor cop, a character who first appeared in a series of books by Colin Dexter. Now, this illustrated guide offers a critique of every Morse episode ever produced; a comparison of the character on the page and on screen; and full background information on both the inspector and his able assistant, Sergeant Lewis.It is abook for die-hard fans as well as new converts to the series.

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Pages   285
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.37 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2006
Publisher   Reynolds & Hearn
ISBN  1905287135  
ISBN13  9781905287130  

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Excellent Resource Book!!!  Feb 12, 2008
I enjoy the Morse series but with 33 DVDs it can be difficult to keep track and locate which program you want to watch or share with friends. This handsome well organized volume certainly helps by providing well written concise overviews of most of the details of each show including information on the soundtrack and filming locations. It also includes information regarding all of the Morse writings by Colin Dexter. I found the critical analysis at the end of each entry to be quite accurate with regard to the quality of the book or film. If you enjoy Morse, don't hesitate to order this book, you will love it! There are also some beautiful color and black and white photos included of John Thaw, Colin Dexter, etc. Mr. Bishop deserves a big "THANKS"!

this site should probably remove the review above from the clueless individual who thought this was a book of short stories. Apparently they gave it a low rating because they made a foolish mistake. Talk about being unable to accept responsibility for your own actions...ever think of returning it if it was not what you wanted?
Not what I thought it was  Oct 24, 2007
I misunderstood this to be a collection of stories which it definately is not. I am not sure what category into which it should be placed. I used the trash can.
A slightly unrevised edition  Oct 11, 2006
After reading the 2002 edition three years ago, I emailed the publishers to notify them of some errors and misprints and also ask them for the author's email address, but they never replied. Having received my copy of the revised edition this morning, I was disappointed that only some mistakes have been corrected. Below is a list of the errors that still exist in the new edition.

1. p. 26 The Shakespeare quotation is not from 'Henry IV, Part 2' but 'Henry VI, Part 2': Bishop has copied this mistake from Dexter himself. It isn't a misprint by the novels' publishers (Macmillan/Pan), existing in the Omnibus and individual editions of 'Last Seen Wearing' that I've seen. As I guess that his publishers won't help me contact Dexter directly or indirectly (I've given up on publishers), I hope someone close to the novelist here alerts him to this error.

2. p. 42 The murderer is 'Charles', not 'Conrad', Richards.

3. p. 51 Sarah's surname - as spelt in the novel - is 'Jonstone', not 'Johnston'.

4. p. 110 Morse hears Mozart's Piano Concerto 14, not a Handel concerto, a mistake also occurring in the DVD subtitles. The Handel is actually heard in a later scene (when Morse drives into Oxford), at which point Bishop and the DVD subtitles incorrectly ascribe the music to Haydn: curiously, Bishop identified the music correctly - Handel - in his 2002 edition. What sounds like a Haydn quartet is heard earlier at Morse's office while speaking on the phone. The Mozart aria isn't from 'Don Giovanni' but 'The Marriage of Figaro' ('Porgi amor'): the DVD subtitles identify this correctly. 'Chopin's "Don Giovanni"' should read 'Mozart's...'. (There's a piece not mentioned by Bishop and which I don't recognize, heard when Lewis calls on Morse in his office and switches off the radio.)

5. p. 116 The snippet heard isn't Mozart's E flat 'Sinfonia Concertante', though at first it does sound like the second movement: it could be a Handel, and if it is, Bishop identified it correctly in the 2002 edition, here most probably adopting the mistake from the DVD subtitles.

6. p. 119 'awash was' should read '...with'.

7. p. 120 The aria heard is not from Verdi's 'Falstaff' but Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' (Manon's 'Sola, perduta, abbandonata'), though we see the record cover of Verdi's opera (this error also appears in the subtitles of the DVD, from which - like the Handel, Haydn, and Mozart above - Bishop may have lifted it).

8. p. 135 'The inspector...switches it off at Jane's request': it's she who turns off the music, not Morse; the work heard in the scene with Mrs Warbut at the end isn't Bach's 'St John Passion' but Alain's 'De Jules Lemaitre' (identified on Helen Roulston's site).

9. p. 153 Bishop misses the 3rd Schumann String Quartet heard when Lewis visits Morse: this piece is identified on Roulston's site.

10. p. 163 'Justorum Anime' should be '...animae', and the anthem isn't 'Tudor' but by Orlande de Lassus.

11. p. 208 Lady Emily plays Mozart's Piano Sonata in D KV 311 when told of Harry's death, not Beethoven's Piano Concerto 4, which is heard earlier (when she and Jessica first meet): this error also exists in the subtitles.

12. p. 211 'Nicole' is misspelt as 'Nicola'.

13. p. 213 'Signora Ascolta' should read 'Signore...'.

14. p. 222 'Che Faro Senza Eurydice' should be '...Euridice', and 'Orfeo et Eurydice' (a Franco-Italian title?) should read '...ed Euridice'; 'Misere' should be 'Miserere'.

15. p. 226 '(91st movement)' must be '(1st...)'.

16. p. 234 Though 'Traume' from the 'Wesendonck-Lieder' was recorded and is included in Volume 3 of the 'Morse' CD (Virgin), it doesn't appear anywhere in 'Twilight of the Gods': Gwladys Probert sings only from Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene, not the song (why 'Traume' was recorded in the first place is a mystery: this song - rather than the GOTTERDAMMERUNG finale - should've been used to conclude the episode).

17. p. 254 'a Mozart' should read 'Mozart's'.

18. p. 259 'Knappertsbusch' is misspelt as 'Knappertbusch'.

PS The third edition, which features material on the sequel LEWIS, will be released during the first week of February 2008.
Quintessential literature  Jul 15, 2005
I'm working my way through the entirity of Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse series, and I must admit that Dexter really has a talent of working his words into reality. One will sit in a chair, reading a Morse novel, and will suddenly find oneself in the scene, with Morse, with Lewis, with the excitement that comes with any Morse novel. Dexter brings you to quintessential England, Oxfordshire, the whisky that so many of his beautiful characters enjoy, and the life of the curious genius Inspector Morse.

If you like detective novels, but want to be brought into a state of utter reality, having forced upon you the very scene that the fantastic write Dexter is describing, go for a Morse novel. This book will aid you in finding out about Morse and the scenes, and I hope that any willing reader will enjoy reading these exciting novels.

4 stars with a smile.

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