Released on 03 May 2018.

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The Way Through the Woods

4.13 based on 5444 ratings & 101 reviews on Goodreads.com

1992 Winner

CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger

Synopsis

They called her the Swedish Maiden - the beautiful young tourist who disappeared on a hot summer's day somewhere in North Oxford. Twelve months later the case remains unsolved - pending further developments.

On holiday in Lyme Regis, Chief Inspector Morse is startled to read a tantalizing article in The Times about this missing woman. An article which lures him back to Wytham Woods near Oxford . . . and straight into the most extraordinary murder investigation of his career.

First published in 1992, The Way Through the Woods strikes the perfect balance between the best of Colin Dexter's cantankerous detective, and the character as portrayed in the hugely successful television adaptation starring John Thaw. Ingenious and affecting, this modern crime novel will endure as a classic of the genre. With an introduction by writer and broadcaster Barry Forshaw.