The Remorseful Day

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The Remorseful Day
Dexter - Remorseful Day.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorColin Dexter
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SeriesInspector Morse series, #13
Genrecrime novel
PublisherMacmillan
Publication date15 September 1999
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages384p.
ISBNISBN 0-333-76157-X
OCLC Number319809285
Preceded byDeath is Now My Neighbour
 
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The Remorseful Day
Dexter - Remorseful Day.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorColin Dexter
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SeriesInspector Morse series, #13
Genrecrime novel
PublisherMacmillan
Publication date15 September 1999
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages384p.
ISBNISBN 0-333-76157-X
OCLC Number319809285
Preceded byDeath 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]

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