One woman dead and one threatening to die set Yorkshire's police superintendent Dalziel and Inspector Pascoe on a chilling hunt for a killer and a potential suicide. A drunken Dalziel witnesses the murder that others insist is a tragic accident. Meanwhile the letters of an anonymous woman say she plans to kill herself in a spectacular way...unless Pascoe can find her first. Dalziel has been picked to play God in a local Mystery Play, but can he live up to his role by solving this puzzling psychological thriller...or unveiling the passions and perversions that lie hidden in the human heart?
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"Hill's most ambitious Dalziel and Pascoe novel yet--and one whose humor, keenness, and insight place him securely in the company of Ruth Rendell and P.D. James."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Hill is at his best here.... This latest mystery confirms his place among top British writers who produce solid stories of detection that succeed as first-rate novels exploring human character."
-- Publishers Weekly
Reginald Hill is a native of Cumbria and a former resident of Yorkshire, the setting for his novels featuring Superintendent Dalziel and DCI Pascoe. Their appearances have won him numerous awards, including a CWA Gold Dagger and the Car-tier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award. The Dalziel and Pascoe stories have also been adapted into a hugely popular BBC TV series.
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Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2322838