Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lewis returns; 3rd Complete Morse out now

Lewis returns this Sunday for a second series of murder mysteries set in Oxford, starring Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox. The Inspector Morse spin-off launched with a hugely popular pilot that became the most-watched non-soap drama on British TV in 2006.

That success convinced ITV to commission three more feature-length stories, broadcast this time last year. They couldn't match the astounding success of the pilot, but still pulled close to nine million viewers, making a second series all but inevitable. Now the second series of Lewis is here, increased from three to four episodes.

To coincide with this, a new edition of my book The Complete Inspector Morse has just been published by redoubtable chaps at Reynolds & Hearn. Revised and updated to include the first four Lewis mysteries, The Complete Inspector Morse also covers all 33 episodes of the smash hit TV series.

Most Morse reference books concentrate on the detective's TV incarnation, or focus on the locations used to film the hit TV series. The Complete Inspector Morse goes further, delving into every Morse story ever published by the character's creator, Oxford author Colin Dexter. It's the definitive Morse tome.

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