Inspector Morse author who taught at Corby school dies aged 86

The author of the Inspector Morse books, who used to teach in Corby, has died.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 2:28 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:02 am
Colin Dexter.

Colin Dexter died at his home in Oxford this morning (Tuesday) aged 86.

He taught classics at Corby Grammar School - which is now a Tresham College campus - from 1959 to 1966.

After retiring from teaching he started his series of Inspector Morse novels, a series of 13 which ran from 1975 to 1999.

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The novels were made into a TV series by ITV, with 33 two-hour episodes airing between 1987 and 2000.

He was awarded the OBE in 2000 for services to literature.