Arms and the Women : Dalziel & Pascoe

  • by Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: Dalziel & Pascoe
  • 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Ellie Pascoe finds herself under threat, the men in her life assume it’s because she’s married to a cop.
But while they trawl after shoals of red herrings, Ellie is blasted off course with a motley crew of women on a voyage of discovery whose perils make Scylla and Charybdis look like a pair of Barbie dolls.
Irish arms, Colombian drugs, and men who will stop at nothing create a tidal wave which threatens to sweep her away. She heads out of town in search of haven but instead finds herself at the very edge of the storm, in a remote clifftop house undermined by the sea.
Fat Andy eventually smells a Security Service rat and comes steaming to the rescue, but for once it’s too little, too late. Ellie’s on her own (apart from her Middle England friend, Daphne; an octogenarian aid worker and her vapid secretary; a gorgeous South American money launderer; an ancient crone; and a female cop who gets up her nose) and must reach deep down into her reserves to find the strength to survive.

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Customer Reviews

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I have no idea!

I am not usually a reader of the Dalziel and Pasco novels so I don't know the characters at all, I have listened to the first few chapters and have absolutely no idea what is going on - it is amazingly disjointed and tedious - I have just been to the Amazon feedback, and I am obviously not alone in thinking this book is odd. I am amazed by the high overall rating. There is no way I am willing to give up my time to such a dreary, unfathomable and weird book.

I have read a few of R Hill's OTHER books and have really enjoyed his writing - this one just leaves me flabberghasted.

One to put down to experience I think!
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- mollyeyre

Another Corker!

If you could sum up Arms and the Women in three words, what would they be?

Action, humour, clever.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Always Andy Dalziel


What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A fine dramatic performance. I find his depictions of women totally believeable, which is not always the case with a man "doing" a female part. He is my favourite narrator of the Dalziel and Pascoe series. More by him please!!


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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-05-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios