Colin Dexter is an English author of crime fiction, featuring his main character Inspector Morse. Dexter began writing on a family holiday in North Wales when it rained on a Saturday. With nothing else to do, Dexter sat down at the kitchen table and started writing a detective novel. Before becoming a published author, Dexter taught and worked as a secretary at Oxford.

Colin Dexter made his literary debut at 1975 with his first Inspector Morse novel, Last Bus to Woodstock. Below is a list of Colin Dexter’s books in order of when they were originally released (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Inspector Morse Books

Last Bus to Woodstock (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Seen Wearing (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Service of All the Dead (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead of Jericho (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Riddle of the Third Mile (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Annexe 3 (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wench Is Dead (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jewel That Was Ours (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Way Through The Woods (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Daughters of Cain (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Is Now My Neighbor (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Remorseful Day (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Morse Collections

Morse's Greatest Mystery and Other Stories (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Evans Tries an O-Level (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Half (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Chambers Morse Crosswords (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cracking Cryptic Crosswords (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mysterious Profiles Books

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Morse (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (By: Charles Todd) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear) (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Crime Story Collection(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Detection Collection(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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