Norman Colin Dexter was an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse series of novels.
He was born on September 29, 1930, in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, and passed away on March 21, 2017, in Oxford, England.
Dexter studied at Christ's College, Cambridge.
His notable works include the Inspector Morse series, which was written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted into an ITV television series.
The Inspector Morse series was followed by a sequel series called Lewis (2006-2015) and a prequel series called Endeavour (2012-2023).
Dexter's novels brought a new level of sophistication to the crime fiction genre.
Inspector Morse, his famous creation, became a beloved character on television, portrayed by actor John Thaw.
A new Morse film set in 1965, featuring a younger version of the character played by Shaun Evans, is set to be released.
Dexter's writing drew inspiration from literary and artistic references.
He had a passion for the arts, including classical music and literature.
Dexter's novels often delved into complex themes and explored the merits and pitfalls of education and high culture.
He was married to Dorothy Cooper since 1956 and had two children.