From Yorkshire to Thornton Lacey is only a morning's drive, but for Peter Pascoe it's a journey into the past, a chance to kick back with his closest friends from college. On arrival, though, he finds not a warm welcome but a grisly triple-murder, with one of his oldest mates as the chief suspect. Still something of a newbie in the police force, Pascoe is a bit out of his depth and he is most certainly out of his jurisdiction, and the local cops aren't much interested in Pascoe's hunches about his friends' complex relationships. It's all a misery for Pascoe until Dalziel and Ellie turn up to add their two pence.
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
Not the best D & P book.
Start with 'Ruling Passion' and work your way up through 'Pictures of Perfection', for a view of how characters take hold of an author, and grow into fully formed people.