The Price of Butcher's Meat (Dalziel and Pascoe Series #23)

The Price of Butcher's Meat (Dalziel and Pascoe Series #23)

by Reginald Hill

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Price of Butcher's Meat 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
b-quest More than 1 year ago
As always the plots are intriguing, the characters interesting, and have some depth, although this time Mr. Hill brings into his prose and story line a little Austin, and a great Dalziel(deal), of tongue and cheek. Much fun.
MurderMysteryMayhem on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the 23rd book in Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe police procedural series. Dalziel is recovering from the injuries he suffered in Death Comes for the Fat Man and winds up in the middle of a murder, in the sleepy sea side town of his convalescent home, far from his partner Pascoe and the rest of the police force. While cranky Dalziel is up to his usual mischief and the story is interesting the awkward transitions of the story telling devices, from Dalziel's recorded messages to himself to the e-mail exchanges of an amatuer sleuth to her sister, are confusing and a little annoying. While devoted fans will want to follow the antics of Dalziel and make sure he's still kicking and causing trouble after Death Comes for the Fat Man it is not as enthralling as Hill's earlier works.
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VPI66 More than 1 year ago
The characters are interesting and the plot is good. I will certainly buy the next book in this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Needing to recover from 'the big bang in Mill Street' that nearly killed him (see DEATH COMES FOR THE FAT MAN) and no one able or willing to take him in, Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel heeds the advice of Ellie Pascoe, wife of the Chief Inspector. He obtains a room at the Avalon in Sandytown by the sea, ¿the Home of the Healthy Holiday¿. As he records his feelings per his therapist, Dalziel quickly realizes three families own the small resort town under the auspices of the Sandytown Development Consortium. The Parkers, Denhams and Hollises have ambitious plans for Sandytown until Lady Denham dies mysteriously. Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe leads the investigation in which Dalziel wants in if nothing else at least as a consultant on the other hand Pascoe desperately wants to keep his sick leave pal ¿Fat Andy¿ out so he can lead the show. --- This is a refreshing excellent follow-up to DEATH COMES FOR THE FAT MAN. The structure is a radical departure from the long running Dalziel-Pascoe police procedurals as it is told in six interrelated but unique volumes that make the tale more than a whodunit the story line is a deep character study allowing insight into Dalziel via his taped observations and email sent by local Charlie Whiffle. With a nod to ¿Janeites¿ and homage to Jane Austen and her unfinished novel, Reginald Hill provides a great tale. --- Harriet Klausner
calvinBM More than 1 year ago
I tried starting the book but could not get interested after a few pages. I will try once more, however.