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  • Author:
    Colin Dexter
  • ISBN:
    0804114900
  • ISBN13:
    978-0804114905
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  • Publisher:
    Ivy Books (June 30, 1996)
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    Mystery
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Last Bus to Woodstock book. This is the book that introduced Colin Dexter's famous protagonist, Chief Inspector Morse of the Oxford Homicide Division.

Last Bus to Woodstock book. Beautiful Sylvia Kaye and another young woman had been seen. Morse is a confirmed bachelor who is attracted to women, liquor and complex homicide investigations. Here we also meet the man who would be Morse's sidekick throughout the series, the much put-upon Sergeant Lewis. As the book opens, two attractive young women are waiting for a bus. One of them, Sylvia Kaye, grows impatient and decides to hitch a ride instead.

Last Bus to Woodstock is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the first of 13 novels in his Inspector Morse series. Two young women are waiting in Oxford for a bus to the nearby town of Woodstock, and they decide to hitch a lift

Last Bus to Woodstock is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the first of 13 novels in his Inspector Morse series. Two young women are waiting in Oxford for a bus to the nearby town of Woodstock, and they decide to hitch a lift. Later that night, one of them, Sylvia Kaye, is found murdered and apparently sexually assaulted in the car park of the Black Prince pub in Woodstock.

Last Bus to Woodstock is a fine novel in the police procedural genre of detective fiction

Last Bus to Woodstock is a fine novel in the police procedural genre of detective fiction. The book was first published in London in 1975. I'm glad I read this book; however after watching the Inspector Morse series on TV, I found the early Morse and Lewis characters in this book less attractive than those depicted in the later TV programs.

Last Bus to Woodstock is the first of the Inspector Morse Novel's by Colin Dexter. see Last Bus to Woodstock. Two girls are waiting for a bus to Woodstock, and decide to hitch a lift

Last Bus to Woodstock is the first of the Inspector Morse Novel's by Colin Dexter. Two girls are waiting for a bus to Woodstock, and decide to hitch a lift.

Last Bus to Woodstock is the novel that began Colin Dexter's phenomenally successful Inspector Morse series. Do you think I'm wasting your time, Lewis?' Lewis was nobody's fool and was a man of some honesty and integrity. Yes, si. An engaging smile crept across Morse's mouth. He thought they could get on well together.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ― Chinese Proverb. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

Last Bus To Woodstock im-1 (Inspector Morse Year Published: 2011.

Last Bus To Woodstock im-1 (Inspector Morse Colin Dexter. Year Published: 1991. Year Published: 2011. Year Published: 1999. Year Published: 2000.

Last Bus to Woodstock. She peered again into the grey distance. Does it go to Woodstock?' 'No, I don't think so - it's just for Yarnton. It goes to the village, and then turns round and comes back. Let's wait just a bit longer, please,' said the girl in dark-blue trousers and the light summer coat.

"[Morse is] the most prickly, conceited, and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot." --The New York Times Book Review"YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW MORSE UNTIL YOU'VE READ HIM. . . . Viewers who have enjoyed British actor John Thaw as Morse in the PBS Mystery! Anthology series should welcome the deeper character development in Dexter's novels." --Chicago Sun-TimesBeautiful Sylvia Kaye and another young woman had been seen hitching a ride not long before Sylvia's bludgeoned body is found outside a pub in Woodstock, near Oxford. Morse is sure the other hitchhiker can tell him much of what he needs to know. But his confidence is shaken by the cool inscrutability of the girl he's certain was Sylvia's companion on that ill-fated September evening. Shrewd as Morse is, he's also distracted by the complex scenarios that the murder set in motion among Sylvia's girlfriends and their Oxford playmates. To grasp the painful truth, and act upon it, requires from Morse the last atom of his professional discipline."Few novelists write books as intelligent and deliciously frightening as those by Colin Dexter. . . . What Mr. Dexter does so well, so brilliantly, is weave a thick, cerebral story chock-full of literary references and clever red herrings."--The Washington Times"A MASTERFUL CRIME WRITER WHOM FEW OTHERS MATCH." --Publishers Weekly

Haal
I liked this book very much. It means a lot to me to be able to identify with the personality of the detective and see him as human and to have the other characters have real personalities. I've not read an Insp. Morse mystery before but will now read all the others. I've read so many mysteries that I can usually figure out who "done it" somewhere along the line but this ending really blindsided me as I'm sure it did every other reader. Really a very good book, well written, well drawn characters. When find myself thinking about a book several days after I finished it and thinking that I'll read it again to see if I missed anything then it's a good sign that this is a good writer.
Shadowredeemer
Figuring that his multi-book series meant it was popular and good, I started with Last Bus to Woodstock -- and I'm ending with Last Bus to Woodstock. This was a terrible book! The detective (whose first name isn't given until once at the end, for some unfathomable reason) is an idiot throughout the book, but at the end somehow comes up with the wisdom to solve the mystery in just a few pages using information we haven't been given, so the author is not playing fair with the reader. The characters are shallow and cardboard; not a one is likable or even believable. The book started out okay and by the middle had deteriorated so I had to push myself to finish it. The solution was so convoluted it was hard to follow and involved some characters we barely knew. Not recommended.
Nafyn
Last Bus to Woodstock is a fine novel in the police procedural genre of detective fiction. The book was first published in London in 1975. The novel has a good plot, fascinating characters and will keep you turning the pages until the end! The novel is the first in the series featuring the brilliant and quirky Inspector Morse of the Thames Valley Police Department. The beat is in Oxford and its local villages. Throughout the novel we begin to care for Morse. He is a middle aged Oxford graduate who is single and loves beautiful women. Morse is adept at crossword puzzles and clues; tippling at the local pub and listening on a rainy afternoon to a segment of Richard Wagner's immense Ring Cycle. The novel also introduces us to Sergeant Lewis who will feature in all the Morse books. PBS has made Colin Dexter a rich man! Dexter is witty and wise to the ways of the world. Colin Dexter quotes from literary sources but writes in an easy to read style which draws the reader into the story. Dexter is also a master of snappy dialogue moving the story on until its surprising and poignant denoument.
The Plot: Two young ladies are waiting for a bus to Woodstock which is a town close to Oxford. One of them whose name is Sylvia Kaye is found later to have been brutally murdered and raped. Morse and Lewis are called upon to solve the crime. During the course of the investigation, Morse falls in love with a friend of Sylvia's.
If you want to peruse the best in British crime writing this is a good place to begin your journey with the inimitable Messrs Morse and Lewis!
Oparae
This novel gets off to a suspenseful start. It is beautifully, thoughtfully and cleverly written--no question. However, you need to pay attention or you might get lost along the way. Characters are at times reintroduced with no reminder as to who they are. You might get the Bakers and Palmers in the story confused, or just have forgotten who they are. The denouement was quite intricate and threatened to give me a headache, I was trying so hard to follow the thread and make sure I had picked up on everything. And, finally, the propensity of young girls to fall for middle-aged men in this book is amusing (a wishful-thinking trait endemic to many male written mysteries). These are the only reasons I did not give LAST BUS TO WOODSTOCK five stars; it is just this side of brilliant, and Colin Dexter's depiction of Sergeant Lewis, in particular, is truly masterful.
Fordrellador
I'm glad I read this book; however after watching the Inspector Morse series on TV, I found the early Morse and Lewis characters in this book less attractive than those depicted in the later TV programs.
Windforge
Dexter is a master at weaving an intricate plot - one which the reader will never predict. It’s a marvelous read!
Ese
Love the Morse series. Fun read. A wonderful cantankerous man.
A good first Morse book.