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The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

Colin Dexter



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25 June 2024
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn is the third novel in Colin Dexter's Oxford-set detective series.

Morse had never ceased to wonder why, with the staggering advances in medical science, all pronouncements concerning times of death seemed so disconcertingly vague.

When the newly-appointed and gifted member of the Oxford Examinations Syndicate is murdered in his north Oxford home, so starts a formidably complicated homicide case for Chief Inspector Morse.

For tracking down the killer will involve navigating the insular and labyrinthine world of Oxford colleges . . .

The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn is followed by the fourth Inspector Morse book, Service of All the Dead.

Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   214g
ISBN:   9781035005444
ISBN 10:   1035005441
Pages:   304
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

Colin Dexter graduated from Cambridge University in 1953 and moved to Oxford in 1966, where he lived until his death in 2017. His first novel, Last Bus to Woodstock, was published in 1975. There are now thirteen novels in the series, of which The Remorseful Day is, sadly, the last. He won many awards for his novels, including the CWA Silver Dagger twice, and the CWA Gold Dagger for The Wench is Dead and The Way Through the Woods. In 1997 he was presented with the CWA Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature, and in 2000 was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The Inspector Morse novels have been adapted for the small screen with huge success by Carlton/Central Television, starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately. Spin-offs from Dexter’s much-loved novels also include the popular series, Lewis, featuring Morse’s former sergeant, Robbie Lewis, and Endeavour, a prequel starring the young Endeavour Morse.

Reviews for The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

Traditional crime writing at its best; the kind of book without which no armchair is complete * Sunday Times * No one constructs a whodunit with more fiendish skill than Colin Dexter * Guardian * Dexter has created a giant among fictional detectives * The Times * The writing is highly intelligent, the atmosphere melancholy, the effect haunting * Daily Telegraph * [Morse is] the most prickly, conceited and genuinely brilliant detective since Hercule Poirot * New York Times Book Review *

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