Death Is Now My Neighbour

I spent much of the day preparing and posting

The rest of my time was spent on reading the final 240 pages of. ‘Death is now my Neighbour’ by Colin Dexter. An Inspector Morse novel – one of those that spawned the long running BBC television Morse series starring John Thaw – this is a consummately crafted work worthy of such success.

Particularly on screen, the essence of a good series depends upon the chemistry of the relationship between the main protagonists such as the Chief Inspector and his Sergeant Lewis, expertly presented by the learned Dexter who remains down to earth in his characterisation. Carefully detailed and progressing to a flawless conclusion this keeps us guessing to the end.

This evening we dined on tender roast lamb; crisp Yorkshire pudding; boiled potatoes; and perfect carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.


  1. Just reading your title gave me concern.
    So glad it’s not what I thought and is about a great book and series! 🙂
    We have enjoyed Inspector Morse on BritBox! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  2. When I saw the title my first thought was “Oh, no!” That shows how much I read mysteries. 😉 Anyway, glad you were referring to a book. And your assessment is spot on for any genre.

  3. Derrick, I haven’t seen the Inspector Morse series starring John Thaw. I’ve enjoyed the Endeavour series starring Shaun Evans as Inspector Morse and look forward to the release of Season 8 (or is it 9?).

  4. Having watched Morse on TV before reading the books I didn’t really warm to the Morse of the books. That, I suppose, is the danger of letting TV take on your books.

  5. I enjoyed Colin Dexter’s novels and delighted in the television series. Fortunately, I read the novels first – wonderfully crafted as you say.

  6. The title also raised concern here, and I am glad it is only a book. 🙂 I had not heard of the BBC television Morse series. They have done a great job with everything I have seen so far.

    1. If you can get it on one of your streams I really recommend it – and spin offs including “Lewis” and “Endeavour”. I hope the title was revealed quickly enough. Thanks very much, Lavinia

  7. Yes, like others, that was certainly an alarmingly eye catching title. This style of book is something of a departure from your Folio libraries. I bet you enjoyed the change.

  8. I have this book Derrick. But I admit I struggled to read through the pages. I think I should give it another try. Maybe I’ve become too comfortable with Agatha Christie.

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