Wednesday, November 16, 2011
My new book about Inspector Endeavour Morse
Titan Books have just published a new edition to The Complete Inspector Morse, my guide to every incarnation of Oxford's famous fictional detective. The UK paperback came out last month, the US and Kindle versions officially went on sale yesterday.
The new edition is far more timely than I expected, with Morse returning for a new case on British television in two months. January 2012 is the 25th anniversary of Morse's first TV tale, The Dead of Jericho starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately.
ITV has commissioned Endeavour, a feature-length story about Morse as a young detective constable in Oxford during 1965. Many of those involved with Morse [and the Lewis spin-off] have worked on Endeavour, a pilot for a potential new series.
Happily, details of the new TV drama special broke in time for me to slip them into this, the fifth edition of The Complete Inspector Morse. The new book includes fresh info about the first dramatisation of Colin Dexter's creation [John Thaw was not the first man to play Morse!] and the 2010 Morse stage play starring Colin Baker.