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  • Title: The Way through the Woods
  • Author: Colin Dexter
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  • Page: 461
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    1. Oxford s Chief Inspector Morse rarely ever takes a holiday but here we find him vacationing in Dorset when a letter appears in The Times offering a clue to the whereabouts of a young female Swedish student, Karin Erikksson, who disappeared in Oxfordshire nearly a year earlier She was never seen again and is presumed dead The letter writer suggests where the body might be found This leads to a series of letters published in the paper attempting to interpret the clues that the original writer has [...]

    2. The Way Through the Woods is the tenth novel in the Inspector Morse series, and won the Gold Dagger Award in 1992 It is perhaps the quintessential Morse novel Its title, part of the couplet, There once was a way through the woodsBefore they planted the trees is taken from a poem by Rudyard Kipling In the novel Colin Dexter continues his predilection for starting each chapter with a quotation They are not all from literary sources, however They can be taken from anywhere, as long as the author co [...]

    3. Read by Michael PenningtonTotal Runtime 8 hours 24 minsDescription They called her the Swedish Maiden the beautiful young tourist who disappeared on a hot summer s day somewhere in North Oxford Twelve months later the case remained unsolved pending further developments at Thames Valley CID On holiday in Lyme Regis, Chief Inspector Morse is startled to read a tantalizing article in The Times about the missing woman An article which lures him back to Wytham Woods near Oxfordd straight into the mos [...]

    4. This is my favorite Morse book so far It had an interesting mystery and for once, Morse wasn t on a lot of goose chases He was enjoying himself on vacation and loathe to return to solve the mystery of the disappearance of the blond, gorgeous Swedish hitchhiker Personally, I would have thought this was right up in his alley This was a good read.

    5. Maybe I m not eligible to rate this book because this book went bouncer over my head The last book I read of Colin Dexter, The Dead of Jericho, forced me to go back and search for specific words hints the author had planted earlier in the story narration So for this book, I tried to remember every word instance that the author had written in the beginning But this book is so long around 500 pages that after some time I became tired of trying to remember everything, because my efforts were not pr [...]

    6. The Way Through the Woods is a classic Inspector Morse murder mystery We have Morse s drinking problems, his overt and inevitably doomed attempts at wooing the female characters, and his beetling down every wrong track he can find until he triumphantly identifies the killer.Colin Dexter s novel is held together by a mysterious poem that is sent anonymously to the Times, presumably by the killer of a backpacking Swedish student Morse s devious mind unravels the clues in the poem one by one with t [...]

    7. I like a crime book with a good twist I always hate it when I find out by myself who did it, who is the murderer And this book surprised me I had no idea who the killer was I read a few books written by Colin Dexter a few years ago, I decided to explore of his books He really is a good writer Inspector Morse is such an intelligent and interesting character And I liked all those quotes from other books people newspapers on top of every chapter.

    8. My first acquaintance with Inspector Morse, and I liked the guy For much of the book, I wondered if this review would be three or four stars What won me over after a slow start was Dexter s fine writing and the development of both Morse and his partner and fellow police officer Lewis The story surrounds the disappearance of a lovely Swedish young woman about a year before the story takes place The general conclusion is that she has been murdered and it s only when a mysterious poem alluding to t [...]

    9. This book was chosen by my local library for the book club selection of the month I didn t finish it before the meeting nor did I go, but I m planning on attending book club meetings in the future and I appreciate the opportunity to read new books that I might not have picked out on my own This story was a bit heavier on the sex, alcohol and violence than I typically like I m of a cozy mystery fan , but it was a fascinating tale and I enjoyed the English setting The story was fairly complicate [...]

    10. I live for British detective novels, and the Inspector Morse series, set in Oxfordshire, is just well written and literate if not actually literary enough to alleviate some genre guilt At the same time, this entry in the series revolves around a porn ring, so it s not all snooty Oxford shenanagins, either Be forewarned everyone in this series is always eating cheese sandwiches and drinking bitters, so if you re trying to eat healthily and would find this triggering, you must find a detective wit [...]

    11. Another satisfying Morse story I can t write too much as the plot could easily be unveiled but I did like the use of The Times I happened to be in Oxford while reading it and was reading The Times letters page too All woven with Dexter s usual care and cunning.Recommended to lovers of crime, especially those who are familiar with Oxford.

    12. This is book 10 in the Morse series by Colin Dexter and it may have been my favorite so far Lots of wordplay and puzzles much of it going back and forth through the newspapers as Morse is on vacation The central crime is the disappearance and assumed murder of a Swedish Maiden some years prior Morse is on vacation as the case is reopened through clues being published in the newspaper.Morse s curmudgeonly personality shines through here and we get to see him as he enjoys his holiday and works on [...]

    13. This was a suitably complex mystery about a young Swedish tourist who went missing in 1991 from Oxford A year later, the case has stalled out the clues have led nowhere and no corpse has been found While Morse is on vacation, however, a cryptic letter pertaining to the missing woman is sent to the police and subsequently published in the Times which sparks the public s assistance in solving the disappearance and presumable murder of whom the press dubs The Swedish Maiden.I liked it as I have lik [...]

    14. Chief Inspector Morse on holiday, never far from a pint of his preferred Best Bitters or a lovely dram or two of Scotch, as quirky as ever, still solving the seemingly unsolvable What could a fan of intelligent British murder mysteries ask for How about some romance or just plain lustful wishes Okay you ve got it, though I m unsure as to why Morse seems to have such an unforgettable effect on women Ah well, it just makes this excellent installment in Colin Dexter s Inspector Morse series all th [...]

    15. This is the first inspector Morse I have read, though I know the series well from the television version I find it odd to move from TV movie to book and I try to avoid that The problem at least with this book is that I have the actor is it John Thaw so firmly fixed in my mind And I m not at all persuaded that the Morse of the book looks like that He is also, I think, a somewhat different character, although in truth it has been a number of years since I watched any of them so perhaps I am wrong [...]

    16. This is the first Colin Dexter book that I ve ever read, and I wasn t sure what to expect I was hoping to find that he writes like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, and I wasn t disappointed Dexter can write a cracking crime novel, and Morse is a fascinating character just like Poirot, Holmes and the other great detectives in the world of literature.The story follows Morse s investigation into the disappearance and presumed death of a young girl he s a reluctant hero, as he s on holida [...]

    17. Another very clever tale from Mr Dexter Holidays have featured quite heavily in the last couple of Morse books, along with Morse s inexplicable attraction where beautiful young women are concerned.Whilst Morse is on holiday an old case resurfaces Not really his case, as he only spent about a day on it But the case of a beautiful Swedish girl the Swedish Maiden who disappeared while she was on holiday a year earlier comes back into frame after an anonymous letter is sent to The Times.The centre o [...]

    18. The I read Morse, the I want to read Morse, December 6, 2012 By Ellen Rappaport Florida This review is from The Way Through the Woods Inspector Morse Mass Market Paperback The Way Through the Woods I have been spoiled rotten by Colin Dexter or shall I say Inspector Morse This, my 3rd in this series although not in order is no exception The strange but certain comraderie between Inspector Morse and Lewis is delightful This particular mystery does not end at all the way it begins There is such a [...]

    19. The British like to say that when one has had a terrible shock the very best medicine is a good cup of strong, sweet tea After finishing that gruesome Mo Hayder book I decided to pick up my first Inspector Morse remembering that my mother had really enjoyed these books And it was the PERFECT cup of tea to soothe me right back into the joys of a good British mystery.Yes, I have fallen head over heels in love with dear Morse and have already ordered the first two omnibuses of Dexter s books from I [...]

    20. When a mysterious riddle is sent to the police in relation to the year long disappearance of a swedish student,they decide to enlist the help of the public by publishing it in a national newspaper in the hope that a reader can revel the hidden cryptic clues With the current investigation exhausted, the case is given to Inspector Morse who uses a possible clue spotted by an intelligent reader, to conduct a search in the woods that leads to the discovery of a body Very quickly it is evident that w [...]

    21. Oh Morse what am I to do with you Again the crime plot was awesome and so cleverly constructed though to be fair while I found the previous books mostly clever this had a few instances where I felt it wasn t only clever but also jumping up and down yelling Look how clever I am and there aren t many authors who use red herrings as masterfully as Dexter does Morse also still makes a brilliantly flawed heroBut this book also had him say a few of the most cringeworthy sexist and rape apologetic thin [...]

    22. This is my second Inspector Morse novel I listened to a Desert Island Discs podcast from the BBC and learned that he was an Oxford teacher and was 44 before he wrote his first of 12 novels Of course, there is a lot of the author in him main character This one begins with Morse on vacation when a poem is published about a woman who disappeared near Oxford the previous year Newspaper readers begin the tease apart the poems clues When he gets back on the job, the dormant investigation is on again A [...]

    23. I wish this had been set in Bristol I ve spent a lot of time in and around Oxford so it was nice to recognise things, but I d love the same action to be located in Bristol I kept on imagining scenes taking place in areas that I know so well Anyway, that s my indulgence This is beautifully written oh so English and oh so gender focused too Old white men taking care of poor helpless women Quite nice plot, though, and clever little sentences that raise a smile every now and then.

    24. I have always enjoyed the Inspector Morse series on PBS and only fairly recently started reading the Colin Dexter books The books are interesting and always remind me of the time that we went to Oxford to visit our daughter Also, I really enjoy a good British mystery, especially those with a few interesting twists at the end It was a good read.

    25. This is probably the best Morse I ve read so far It has nice twists and turns Also Morse listens to Dinu Lipatti at the end Surely this is the only novel ever published in which someone listens to Dinu Lipatti one of the greatest pianists of all time, yet hardly a household name.

    26. While I think that this is one that every Morse fan should read due to the death of the medical examiner Max and introduction of his replacement, Dr Laura Hobson, the mystery itself was actually a repeat of one of the previous books view spoiler Last Seen Wearing hide spoiler.

    27. It is a joy for many readers to visit and check out the locations of the novels they have read if the place names are sufficiently real and concrete, that is For The Way Through the Woods I took the opposite direction As an enthusiastic and serial visitor of Oxford I bought this crime novel in the Blackwell bookshop in Broad Street in the very city of Oxford, indeed to find out how the city was used as a backdrop to the plot I was not disappointed Morse drove his Jaguar to and through familiar p [...]

    28. Lewis It s as hard to read a Morse and forget John Shaw as it is to read an Arkady Renko and forget William Hurt But, they were perfectly cast.This is my first Morse Dexter book Very impressive Sounds obvious but you can t overestimate the value of a good plot in a mystery One of the reasons The Maltese Falcon is one of my favorite books best plot ever Jewel encrusted falcon From Malta Similar to the last book I read, Spy Hook, by Len Deighton, the writing is unexpectedly good The quotes at the [...]

    29. Ancora una volta Dexter si dimostra un maestro del giallo deduttivo classico Nei libri dedicati all Ispettore Capo Morse tutto perfetto l impasto di di profonda cultura e di umane debolezze con cui costruita la figura del protagonista, il rapporto ormai quasi un amicizia con il sergente Lewis, l immancabile tocco di homour britannico e non ultima la qualit dell indagine poliziesca che porta pur dopo qualche falsa pista alla soluzione del caso.Insomma la garanzia di passare qualche ora immersi in [...]

    30. The Inspector Morse mysteries are always highly intelligent, this one than most with a plot based on a riddle poem mailed anonymously to a newspaper regarding the disappearance of a young Swedish girl a few years past Morse must solve the clues that may point to the location of the girl s body as readers chime in with interpretations of the poems Various sub plots and characters emerge including some romances for Morse The solution is deceptively simple and the lead in ingeneous.

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