The phrase ?a country-house mystery? evokes an image of 1930s fops in dinner jackets, starched family retainers, slinky femme fatales. It does not evoke an image of the belching Andy Dalziel, and yet there he is, on an enforced holiday, fetched up to a crumbling country manor, and sticking his bulbous nose into the late owner?s unusual demise. As this is in fact the 1970s, the fops are sporting t-shirts and unfortunate facial hair, and the family retainer is knocking ash into the microwaved stew. But there is a femme, and while she may or may not be fatale, she?s fabulous enough to waken even Dalziel?s long dormant romantic dreams.
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'An instinctive and complete novelist who is blessed with a spontaneous storytelling gift' - Francis Fyfield, Mail on Sunday
'Few writers in the genre have Hill's gifts: formidable intelligence, quick humour, compassion and a prose style that blends elegance and grace' - Sunday Times
'One of the masters of the police procedural' - Sunday TelegraphAbout the Author:
Reginald Hill was brought up in Cumbria, and has returned there after many years in Yorkshire. His Dalziel and Pascoe novels are amongst the best-loved and most admired in crime fiction. They have been adapted by the BBC, won many awards and are top ten bestsellers.
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Book Description Countryman Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110881500658
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Book Description Countryman Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0881500658
Book Description Countryman, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0881500658