Andy Dalziel knows how to cope with crime. Give him a nice straightforward murder, some bloke with a gun and a grievance, and he's a happy man. But this new one, that the press is calling the 'Yorkshire Choker' well, Andy could suggest some different names, none of them fit for a family paper. It's not just that he keeps phoning the cops to boast about the girls he's strangled. No, this one apparently thinks he's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. And furthermore, the sergeant has called in a 'clairvoyant,' as though Andy needs some nutjob with a crystal ball to help him crack the case.
About the Author
Reginald Hill (1936-2012) was an English crime writer best known for his Dalziel and Pascoe series. He began the series in 1970 with the book A Clubbable Woman; he would go on to write two dozen books in the series, which would later be adapted by the BBC. In 1995 he was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement. The last book he published before his death was 2010's The Woodcutter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Usual fun interaction between Pascoe and the Fat Man. Wield has trouble in personal life. Gypsies play an interesting role.