Antony James

Dead Man’s Walk

An Endeavour Morse novel


This new novel featuring Endeavour Morse, the first since The Remorseful Day in 1999, follows closely in the grand tradition of Colin Dexter’s original creation.

Set in 1971, Detective Sergeant Morse is confronted by two deaths along Dead Man’s Walk. He feels that they are connected to the Oxford Martyrs of the 1550s.

There are clues and red-herrings aplenty as Morse uses his detective skills to be metaphorically furlongs ahead of the field, albeit on the wrong racecourse.

For Morse there is romance, an unpleasant academic with which to contend, beer in copious quantities, opera, a crossword-type clue, and even an appearance by a boy named Dexter, but above all there is a murder mystery puzzle, set against the backdrop of 1970s Oxford, which only he can solve.

Recommended for all those who love Oxford and lament the passing of Inspector Morse in book form.

Please note that this is not an official Colin Dexter novel, but a piece of fan-fiction in the style of Colin Dexter. Originally published by the Inspector Morse Society in paperback to raise money for the Colin Dexter Memorial Fund. For more details see


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