A Mystery Writer’s Almanac–Farewell, Colin Dexter.
Today we lost one of the greats in the genre of mystery fiction. Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, passed away at the age of 86. The details of his life can be found here in the Daily Telegraph.
In addition to his writing, Dexter is best remembered from taking a page from Alfred Hitchcock’s book–for over thirty years he appeared as an extra in the television series based on his characters. Spotting Dexter became a favorite armchair pass time of the shows’ fans.