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It read: "With enormous sadness, Macmillan announces the death of Colin Dexter, who died peacefully at home in Oxford this morning".
Jeremy Trevathan, publisher at Macmillan, said: "With Colin's death there has been a tectonic shift in the global crime writing scene".
"He was one of those television characters who the nation took to their hearts".
Rebecca Front, who also appeared in Lewis - which ran from 2006 until 2015 - said: "Colin Dexter loved his "Hitchcock" moments on Lewis".
Lynda La Plante said of the late author: "Colin Dexter, a masterful writer and storyteller who entertained millions of readers".
He also named his great detective after Sir Jeremy Morse, a long-standing friend and crossword compiler.
The show's producers once claimed to The Washington Post that 1 billion people around the world watched Inspector Morse and his sidekick Sgt. Lewis bring culprits to justice or at least to public exposure.
Born in Lincolnshire in 1930, Dexter studied classics at Cambridge and was a teacher before he became an author.
After a brief stint in teaching, he moved in the 1960s to Oxford, which provided the setting for the 13 Morse novels he published between 1975 and 1999.
Dexter himself had cameo appearances in all but three of the 33 episodes made between 1987 and 2000, according to Wikipedia. Dexter's role in making the show one of the most memorable of the Eighties and Nineties can not be underestimated.
Mr Dexter's contribution to his adopted home was recognised in 2001 when he was made a Freeman of the City, just months after being made an OBE in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
"I think Morse, if he had really existed and was still alive, would probably say to me, "Well, you didn't do me too bad a service in your writing".
"Thank you for your rich characters, your mischief and for being the best dinner companion anyone could wish for".
"If he had bought me a drink, a large Glenfiddich or something, that would have been very nice, but knowing him I doubt he would have done - Lewis always bought all the drinks".
The government has suspended exports from the 21 companies under investigation, but that has not quelled concern overseas . Trotman has advised retailers to withdraw all Brazilian meat products from their shelves.
Some investors had begun to speculate that four increases may be possible given how much the economy and inflation have picked up. Stock markets across the Atlantic were also strong, with the French CAC 40 up 0.6 percent and Germany's DAX also up 0.6 percent.
The higher version of the petrol VX model is priced at Rs 8.99 lakh, and that of the diesel variant is priced at Rs 9.99 lakh. The WR-V is Honda's attempt to mimic the compact crossover and carries a sub-2litre engine on both the platforms.
Macron, following revelations of payments by Parliament to his wife and children as well as loans and lavish gifts from friends. He spoke during a televised debate on TF1 on Monday, Sputnik is reporting.
However, Google said that images that use Guetzli are preferred visually over images that use libjpeg-based compression. The algorithm has been released as open source, as it's naturally in Google's own interest to cut down data use online.
Wilcox (Tampa Bay) have also signed elsewhere, and fellow cornerback Morris Claiborne is also receiving interest from other teams. It has the potential to be worth $24 million, but will more likely end up a two-year, $12 million signing.
The goal, an expansion of a plan set in motion three years ago to hire 10,000 veterans by 2018 - a goal it has already reached. Schultz, referring those who believe the company has lost its luster, said, "They don't know what they're talking about".
Wichita State, which has now made the NCAAs six years in a row and reached the Final Four a few years ago, deserved better. McIntosh and Lindsey earned All-Big Ten honors this season, and Law was named to the conference's all-defensive team.
Sadly, the coffee containers won't be around for very long as they are debuting on March 16 and going away a few days later. More than two decades after Starbucks first began offering seasonal cups, the coffee giant has something new for customers.
Republicans cancel Thursday health care vote
The GOP-controlled House will delay its vote on the bill , called the American Health Care Act , sources told CNBC. If all Democrats and 23 Republicans in the House vote against the bill, it would be defeated.
Rory McIlroy beaten by Soren Kjeldsen in opener
Although he has not won the WGC-Match Play, Johnson has four titles in the World Golf Championships, second to Tiger Woods' 18. The final dagger came on the short, par-3 17th at Austin Country Club when Kjeldsen almost made a walk-off hole-in-one.
Canadians want asylum seekers sent back to US
A similar Ipsos poll from January showed that 59 percent of Canadians supported the prime minister's approach to the issue. Janzen told Reuters that he himself saw hundreds of people illegally crossing the border from the US.
House budget panel narrowly approves GOP health care bill
Justin Amash, R-Mich, turned to Twitter after the president spoke to make it clear not all conservatives had been flipped. But under the GOP plan, his annual premium would be $14,600 since its tax credit would not offset as much of the cost.
Colorado's unemployment rate is lowest since 2001
The state released statistics Monday showing the January rate was up one-tenth of a percent from the December rate of 6.3 percent. The nation's preliminary unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in January, up from a revised 4.7 percent in December.
Trump's New Travel Ban Dealt First Blow
Other states have hearings scheduled for Wednesday - just one day before the new travel ban is scheduled to go into effect. The Syrian-Muslim father came to the state and tried for asylum for his wife and three-year-old daughter stuck in Aleppo.