My Book on the LEWIS TV Series has been PUBLISHED in Paperback and for the Kindle.

Hello everyone and welcome to this very exciting, at least for me, and rather nerve racking time. My book on the Lewis TV series has been published. It has a paperback version and a Kindle version. Links for both are below.

The book has been over a year of my life. My only disappointment was not getting all the locations especially the pubs. I think I couldn’t identify four or five pubs. This is tied in with why it took longer than maybe it should have as I was trying to get as many locations as possible but eventually I had to decide what was more important, getting the book out now after about 18 months of work on it, or keep trying to refine the book for another six months. I chose the former.

I have placed a list of the locations I couldn’t find at the back of the book. If I should find or be told by a reader the identification of one of those missing locations I will create a downloadable PDF or Word document when a few have been collected and post it here on my website.

Here is the link for the Kindle version. It is available in many other countries; USA and most of Europe.

Here is the link to the paperback.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B084DFZMB6/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=QD05VQF2V1ZQ2QGS8SFM

So, that is about it. I had hoped to have the paperback in colour but the cost to you would have prohibitive. However, it can be seen in colour on the Kindle Fire.

I hope you not only buy the book but also enjoy it.

I’m hoping you will find it a good companion as you watch the Lewis series.

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Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. A busy time ahead made even busier by my writing a book on the TV series, Lewis.

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  1. Well done, that’s a big achievement. Question- I’ve only seen half an epi of Lewis. I am currently busy working through the Morse Tv series plus the earlier series of Endeavour I’d not seen. When I’m ready to start Lewis, should I watch each episode first before consulting your book entry, or vice versa? I assume the book is arranged by episode…?

    1. Hello Wolfie. Well the book does contain spoilers. Personally, if you are coming to series for the first time, I would watch the episode first and then watch it again with the book beside you. My main aim is to make the book a companion piece to the series and hopefully add to one’s enjoyment of the wonderful Lewis series.

      1. Thanks Chris, will do. As long as it’s safe spoiler-wise to read each episode breakdown right after I’ve finished watching its corresponding episode (which is how I read this blog), I’ll do that. Looking forward to it.

  2. Congratulations on getting the book this far – you have worked so hard! well done Chris I appreciate all your endeavours 🙂

  3. Congratulations, Chris! I have purchased it and look forward to referring to it on my next visit across the pond.

  4. Congratulations. I just ordered on amazon!! Can’t wait to check it out.
    Thank you for rekindling my interest in Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. I am now collecting the Morse books (again!!). I still remember reading them in the 80s. again Congratulations!!

  5. Wonderful work, Chris. Purchased it already. The definitive guide in the future for my wife and I in our (re-)watching of Lewis…

  6. Wonderful documentary. Plus, it’s always good to leave a mystery unsolved for the readers to play with — all those pubs.

  7. Congratulations, Chris!
    As a published author myself, I totally agree with what you said about just getting the damned thing published already, even if there were some blanks: “…eventually I had to decide what was more important, getting the book out now after about 18 months of work on it, or keep trying to refine the book for another six months. I chose the former.”
    You chose wisely. Probably every author out there has to resist the temptation to edit, and edit, and edit … and you just have to force yourself to STOP. Yes, you’ll eventually find out where (at least some of) those missing pubs are, now that it’s too late. But if you had sat on the book for another six months, it STILL wouldn’t have been as perfect as you would have liked, believe me, it never is! Think of it as an excuse to publish a second edition later. 😉

    1. Thank you Clare. If I should garner more information at least I am lucky in having this website to disseminate that new information. Good luck with your books.

  8. Congratulations! This is really something to look forward to, and I’ll be watching for it to be available in paperback.
    Your comments and observations are always so enjoyable and add so much to the Morse Universe experience.
    I appreciate all your work.

      1. It’s arrived. I can have a full on Morse anorak day tomorrow. Read the book during the day and watch the new episode of Endeavour in the evening. Perfection.

      2. Have a great day and I hope you enjoy the book. I hope the book may entice you to fit in a Lewis episode as well.

  9. Wowee Chris, Amazing achievement; you’re really one of the Greats!! I will try to get it through my Kindle, hope would do it from Chile- Southamerica. We’ve been through a lot, these last months as a country but we’ll keep going. Let you know the outcome….God Blessed you Ever!!

  10. I am SO excited!!! I’ve just ordered it and am so looking forward to it. I plan to do as I did with the Morse book – watch an episode and then go to the book and read about it. I am really very, very pleased you did this. Congratulations!!

  11. Congratulations! A great achievement! Looking forward to reading it. I hope you got university credit for it!

  12. Hello Chris,

    Congratulations with your book, just ordered the paperback and can’t wait to read it!!!
    Saturday the 28th of March i will visit Oxford and use your book as a guide /help for the different locations.

    Karel

  13. I would like to thank you for this tremendous accompaniment to the Lewis series, and all the hard work and diligence that entailed. My copy I purchased, arrived on Saturday through the post, and it was eagerly anticipated. I have had an early browse of your book, and the flming locations are particularly enjoyable to discover, and will make rewatching many of the episodes, all the more interesting.

    I just have a couple of queries to ask you. Firstly, In the filming locations you have included for the great episode “And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea”, at the 10 minute mark you have written, “Cannot find a name for the bridge. It is south of the 2 and can be seen from Magdalen Bridge. (Bridge where Lewis meet Nell and Philip)”. I’m not quite sure what you mean by south of the number 2, are you referring to the number placed on the map for this episode, a few pages later, which would mean south of the Quod Restaurant?

    Secondly, regarding your review of the season 4 opening episode “The Dead of Winter”, an episode I very much enjoyed with Hathaway’s past history explored and his character becoming slightly more rebellious, not unlike Morse, as he flirts with a murder suspect, who was an old friend from his childhood.

    My question comes from the fact that you say “the apparent suicide of Ralph Grahame doesn’t make sense and his reason for doing so is never made clear”. From my understanding, although I may be completely wrong, and would bow to your better judgement, I thought Ralph Grahame was killed by Paul Hopkiss, who then dressed it up to make it look like a suicide. Hopkiss had created the fiction of Dr Stephen Black becoming the lover of Grahame’s wife, with those forged love letters written by Scarlett Mortmaigne, as they wanted the police to believe that Grahame’s wife had left him for Dr Black. The death of Black, they had tried to portray as Grahame’s doing, as they were attempting to make it look like he had commited a murder of the man who had run off with his wife, and that he had then, committed suicide afterwards. This is not dissimilar to the pilot episode, “Reputation”, when the killer tried the same tactic on Danny Griffin, of course, the writer for both these episodes was none other than Russell Lewis, albeit not the screenplay for the pilot episode, merely the story outline.

    As we know the real reasons for the murders perpetrated by Hopkiss are to stop Dr Black discovering the dead wife of Grahame, who was buried under the statue, which he had thought concealed the buried treasure of a King. Linda Grahame had been killed many years previously by Hopkiss, because she had found out about Augustus Mortmaigne’s abuse of her child.

    1. Hi James. Sorry for the error in regard to the location information. It should read ‘south of the Botanic Gardens’. I think I had been planning another type of map so the number ‘2’ was a place holder. The suicide of Ralph Grahame is explained but I thought in a rather nebulous way and because of this it could easily be missed. Thank you for buying, James and I hope you continue to enjoy it.

  14. Thanks very much for the information Chris, and I’ll have to rewatch that Lewis episode at some point, to see if I can catch the rather vague reasons behind Grahame’s suicide. Thanks also for explaining the error, and what it should have said, regarding that filming location. Hope you enjoy the new series of Endeavour that begins tonight, and I look forward to your episode reviews, when you can find the time.

  15. Whilst continuing to read this great companion to the Lewis series, I have just noticed a very small omission, with regards to the third episode of series six, “Fearful Symmetry”. Two actors are listed as having connections with the Morse or Endeavour series, namely Con O’Neill and Bronson Webb. However, a third actor has been mistakenly left out, that actress is Anna Wilson-Jones, she played Stanza Massey in this Lewis episode. Famously of course, she played an important part in the final Morse episode, “The Remorseful Day”, as the doctor, Sandra Harrison, who was also daughter of the murder victim. I think the publishers are probably to blame for this minor error, as you created a video on your YouTube page, of actors, who have appeared in more than just the one series of Morse, Lewis or Endeavour, and Anna Wilson-Jones was included in that compilation.

    Interestingly, in the final episode of this year’s series of Vera, Caroline O’Neill and Anna Wilson-Jones both appeared in that, and their respective characters had connections with the betting industry. Caroline O’Neill played the part of a bookie who had previously been assaulted in a betting shop, some time ago, but had not received significant compensation. It reminded me of her role in the Lewis episode “And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea”, where she was the wife of a gambling addict, who had been murdered.

    1. Hi James. Unfortunately, its my mistake. I will be creating an errata and corrigendum to publish as a downloadable PDF. Thankfully, only two errors have surfaced. I’m glad you are enjoying it.

  16. Thanks for the very swift reply. I hope I’m not causing you too much trouble, pointing out these very minor errors, and giving you more work to do, when you must already be very busy with university studies. Thanking you once again for all your efforts on the Lewis book, and this excellent website, it is much appreciated.

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