Colin Dexter

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Colin Dexter
Born(1930-09-29)29 September 1930
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Died21 March 2017(2017-03-21) (aged 86)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
OccupationNovelist
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
GenresCrime fiction

Norman Colin Dexter, OBE, (29 September 1930 – 21 March 2017) was an English crime writer. He was known for his Inspector Morse novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as a television series from 1987 to 2000.

In 2000 Dexter was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature. In 2001 he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Oxford.[1]

Dexter died in his sleep at his home in Oxford on 21 March 2017, aged 86.[2]

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  1. "'People always think I'm cleverer than I am because of the Morse plots' Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter gives his definitive answers to our most probing questions". Mail Online. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  2. "Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86". BBC News. Retrieved 21 March 2017.

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