Summary

It starts with a phone call to Superintendent Dalziel from an old friend asking for help. But where it ends is a very different story.
Gina Wolfe has come to Mid-Yorkshire in search of her missing husband, believed dead. Her fiance, Commander Mick Purdy of the Met, thinks Dalziel should be able to take care of the job.
What none of them realize is how events set in motion decades ago will come to a violent head on this otherwise ordinary summer's day.
©2009 Rginald Hill (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sharon Frater on 02-11-11

Excellent

I never fancied the television series and so I would probably never had read this had I not read The Woodcutter by the same author . Now I'm hooked. I found it difficult to stop listening to, loved the characters and the storyline and thought it had a very satisfactory ending. Perfect in fact from start to finish.

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23 of 23 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Luke on 28-01-12

If you liked The Woodcutter, you'll love this

An excellent book with the same narrator as The Woodcutter. Fast paced and well written. You do not have to have any prior knowledge of Dalziel to enjoy it. I would definitely recommend it.

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18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lawrence on 13-04-10

Another remarkable visit with Andy Dalziel

Hill is simply amazing. Each novel in this series is an adventure in shifting perspective and innovative technique yet the characters remain as comfortable as a well-loved pair of Nike trainers. I hope Mr. Hill lives - and writes - forever!

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Calliope on 14-06-15

Meh......rather cliched

This is my first Dalziel and Pascoe story, and I think it stands on its own and I didn't feel I needed to have read the others beforehand. And I'm glad I didn't, I guess, because they seem rather cliched. The characters and the story aren't bad, but not terribly novel or interesting either......the best thing about the book was the creation of the overlapping time frames to illustrate how everything happened in a single day.

Probably good for fans of these characters, but I thought it was just OK......I certainly didn't like it as much as I enjoyed The Woodcutter.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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