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.


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 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.

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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