The Remorseful Day
|The Remorseful Day|
Cover of the first edition
|Series||Inspector Morse series, #13|
|Publication date||15 September 1999|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Preceded by||Death is Now My Neighbour|
The title derives from a line in the poem "XVI - (How clear, how lovely bright)", from More Poems, by A. E. Housman, a favourite poet of Dexter's and Morse:
- "Ensanguining the skies
- How heavily it dies
- Into the west away;
- Past touch and sight and sound
- Not further to be found,
- How hopeless under ground
- Falls the remorseful day."
Morse tries to solve the unsolved murder of Yvonne Harrison as his health deteriorates.
Morse dies of cardiac failure at the end of the story.
- 1999: London: Macmillan ISBN 0-333-76157-X, Pub date 15 September 1999, Hardback
- "The Remorseful Day" The TV adaptation of the novel
- Bishop, David, The Complete Inspector Morse: From the Original Novels to the TV Series London: Reynolds & Hearn (2006) ISBN 1-905287-13-5
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