I’ve never read any of Colin Dexter‘s Morse books, but I intend to some day.
In the meantime, though, I’m thoroughly enjoying the television series on DVDs borrowed from my local library. I found the complete series list on Wikipedia. I’ve been using that to place holds on DVDs at the library. I’ve been watching them in order. I’m currently in the middle of Series 5.
The Inspector Morse television show was broadcast in the U.S. on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater starting back in the late 80s. I was busy with other things in my life and missing out on many wonderful programs on Masterpiece at that time, Morse being one of them.
A recent production of a prequel to Inspector Morse called Endeavour, which was broadcast on Masterpiece Mystery just a few weeks ago inspired me to search for the original Morse episodes. I wanted to see them. I’m glad I pursued this. Morse is outstanding!
I’m a current fan and avid watcher of the sequel to Inspector Morse called Lewis, which is currently in its 6th Series already. It follows the cases of Morse’s sergeant who has now become an inspector in his own right. Good stuff!
I also love Barrington Pheloung‘s theme music for all these programs, but particularly Inpector Morse. Here’s a Youtube video of it:
Well, I’ve got the last three from Series 5 waiting on my at the library. I shall have to go there to get them tomorrow some time. I love my library!
If you like mysteries, give Endeavour, Inspector Morse, and Lewis a looksee. You might like ’em.