The Remorseful Day

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The Remorseful Day
Dexter - Remorseful Day.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Colin Dexter
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Inspector Morse series, #13
Genre crime novel
Publisher Macmillan
Publication date
15 September 1999
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 384p.
ISBN ISBN 0-333-76157-X
OCLC 319809285
Preceded by Death is Now My Neighbour

The Remorseful Day is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the last novel in the Inspector Morse series.

Title[edit]

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."

Plot[edit]

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.

Publication history[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources, references, external links[edit]

  • Bishop, David, The Complete Inspector Morse: From the Original Novels to the TV Series London: Reynolds & Hearn (2006) ISBN 1-905287-13-5