Click here. He's sure that everyone will be judging him to see if he's really ready, and thinking that he should just give up and retire. He gets a call from an old colleague, Mick Purdy, asking him to take an unofficial look into the case of a policeman who disappeared seven years earlier. Dalziel bumb A new Dalziel and Pascoe novel is always a cause of happiness for me.
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Dalziel bumbles a bit at first, and when one of his officers is injured, it seems that he should really have taken more time to rest. Pascoe and Wield begin to wonder if they'll continually have to mop up his messes, as is the reader. This is a complicated tale of greed, mistaken or maybe not? Hill's prose is a treat to read, and as usual, I was torn between wanting to find out how the book ended and prolonging my enjoyment.
I managed a happy medium, and although I thought the ending was too coincidental, it was nonetheless satisfying. Sep 22, Koeeoaddi rated it liked it Shelves: , detective-inspector. I read this out of order and I probably shouldn't have, but I don't think it really works as a stand alone novel. Besides the backstories that a reader of the series would know and I didn't there were too many characters and only a few of them were interesting. There was also hardly any interaction between Dalziel and Pascoe at all, which was disappointing.
It's a 2. How could a book with the following sentence rate less? He slid into his car like a tarantula going down a drain-hole View all 3 comments. May 26, Rosalind rated it really liked it. Reg does 24! The ever-playful Reginald Hill comes up with yet another spin on the slightly surreal and delightful adventures of Fat Andy Dalziel and his unlikely sidekicks, know-all Pascoe who quotes Latin at him and granite-faced Wieldy who can break a suspect just by looking at him.
This time we have a minute-by-minute account of an extraordinary Sunday in Mid-Yorkshire which begins with the improbable prospect of the Fat Man attending Morning Service in the Cathedral the last time he was the Reg does 24! This time we have a minute-by-minute account of an extraordinary Sunday in Mid-Yorkshire which begins with the improbable prospect of the Fat Man attending Morning Service in the Cathedral the last time he was there he was playing God in the Mystery Plays and experiencing a Bach fugue.
The metaphor of the fugue is kept up through the day, with a string of bits of stories chasing each other until they disappear up their own arseholes, as Dalziel would probably put it. Or something like that anyway; to say more about those bits of stories would give too much away but of course they all collide in the end. As blackly funny as ever. Jun 02, Lisa Stammers rated it it was amazing.
No more Ivor. No more Hat. No more Seymour. No more Wieldly sigh!
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No more Peter sob! No more Andy say it isn't so!!! This wonderful journey has come to an end and what a wonderful journey it has been. Characters to love. Stories to get lost in. A genius to admire. Bravo Mr Hill. Rating 2. I almost upped this to three stars because of the fantastic epilogue. However, before that I had about 13 boring hours listening to a mystery that repeatedly failed to hold my attention.
I struggled to keep the characters apart and even more to get in any way engaged in their lives. Apr 04, Owlsinger rated it really liked it. So now it's done. Whether he knew it or not, Mr.
Hill left us with the last of this series delivering a satisfying wrap-up. Everyone's back on board; the 3 DCs are all healthy, Peter's assumption of Dalziel's responsibilities are wearing on him, Wield is well aware and worried, and Andy's return seems to be a fait accompli. I'm glad he didn't end with a farewell, riding off into the sunset summation.
Now to see if he wrote other series Aug 28, Sandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: crime-mystery-thriller-suspense , read The action takes place over the course of one very eventful day. I love how Hill always keeps this series fresh and worth reading. Jan 11, Mike rated it it was amazing. A terrific read, with a number of characters' lives moving piece by piece towards a grand climax.
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One of Hill's grimmer Dalziel and Pascoe titles, but strongly plotted and with some very unpleasant people involved. There is still humour, especially in the somewhat different relationship that forms between the series' two main characters as a result of Dalziel having been in hospital and on leave for a period the result of being in an explosion in the previous story. There's a nice unity to the A terrific read, with a number of characters' lives moving piece by piece towards a grand climax.
There's a nice unity to the story, with it taking place over a day, and being timed in the chapter headings to the minute. The frank sexual language is perhaps true to the kinds of characters in the story, but it doesn't make for pleasant reading, and I could have done without it. The explanation for why the character who's been missing for seven years doesn't quite ring true to me, and seems just a little improbable.
Nov 08, Josephine Quealy rated it liked it Shelves: mudder-most-horrid , But it would still manage to crap over yer bog standard police procedural any day. And saved by a satisfyingly neat ending. Jan 12, J. Merwin rated it liked it. I dont know, it went so slowly and I was un-impressed by the villains.
Couldn't keep with it. Jul 09, Piyush Jain rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-collection. It was my first novel from Reginald and man! I didn't knew what I was missing Such a gripping novel The plot was way different than any novel I have read so far And as the name suggests, it was really a 'fugue'. Sep 22, Anastasia Hobbet rated it liked it.
I read this on a trip to England, so the atmosphere appealed to me, but the plot is overdrawn, with coincidences packed in so tight that they become absurd. This response may be due tot he fact that this is my first Reginald Hill, and he's written more than 20 other books in this series. Does this one stand alone?
Not if you're not already addicted. Characterizations are thin-to-nothing, especially the poor women, and the depiction of that vaunted team of Dalziel and Pascoe evidently relies on c I read this on a trip to England, so the atmosphere appealed to me, but the plot is overdrawn, with coincidences packed in so tight that they become absurd. Characterizations are thin-to-nothing, especially the poor women, and the depiction of that vaunted team of Dalziel and Pascoe evidently relies on characterizations from the past that still gleam in the reader's eye.
I'm persuaded to believe that Hill is thoroughly sick of these two and posed this book as a sort of exercise for himself, to see how much intricate, outlandish nonsense he could pack into a single day of novel-time. I plan to read an earlier novel to balance my response to this one. Hill doesn't have millions of fans for nothing.
This one was particularly interesting as the great Dalziel actually begins following a serious injury and hospitalization to doubt his nearly godlike abilities and Pascoe, in the absence of his old boss, has begun to assume more authority over the force. Both men were humanized by their changing roles and relationships and it added a lot to the book. Dalziel is, and was, and forever shall be, world without end, amen. Chief constables might come and chief constables might go, but Fat Andy went on forever. The Detection Collection. The Detection Club. Ten years since it was first published in hardback, and now for the first time as an eBook, this volume of short stories by the cream of British crime writing talent celebrates 75 years of the quintessential Detection Club.
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