The highly anticipated return of Dalziel and Pascoe, the hugely popular police duo and stars of the long-running BBC TV series, in a new psychological thriller. Some say that Andy Dalziel wasn't ready for God, others that God wasn't ready for Dalziel. Either way, despite his recent proximity to a terrorist blast, the Superintendent remains firmly of this world. And, while Death may be the cure for all diseases, Dalziel is happy to settle for a few weeks' care under a tender nurse. Convalescing in Sandytown, a quiet seaside resort devoted to healing, Dalziel befriends Charlotte Heywood, a fellow newcomer and psychologist, who is researching the benefits of alternative therapy. With much in common, the two soon find themselves in league when trouble comes to town. Sandytown's principal landowners have grandiose plans for the resort -- none of which they can agree on. One of them has to go, and when one of them does, in spectacularly gruesome fashion, DCI Peter Pascoe is called in to investigate -- with Dalziel and Charlotte providing unwelcome support. But Pascoe finds dark forces at work in a place where medicine and holistic remedies are no match for the oldest cure of all! Key title / The last three Dalziel and Pascoe novels have been Top Ten bestsellers in hardback and paperback / The Death of Dalziel was the biggest selling Dalziel and Pascoe hardback ever, and received lavish praise from critics who agreed that Hill just keeps getting better and better! / The TV series, re-commissioned every year, is one of the highest rated BBC drama serials, attracting 10 million viewers - a new series will run from January 08 / Reginald Hill's novels have sold over two and a quarter million copies in the UK alone / The author is a CWA Gold and Diamond Dagger Award winner / Competition: Ian Rankin, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, Peter Robinson
Reginald Hill is a native of Cumbria and 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 Lifetime Achievement award. They have also been adapted into a hugely popular BBC TV series which is re-commissioned annually.
Praise for The Death of Dalziel: 'As usual, Hill is unputdownable' Daily Express 'Fans will not feel cheated! hugely enjoyable to read. God -- and Allah -- forbid he should think of killing off Pascoe' Evening Standard 'Hill is always clever and funny! he demands intense concentration -- because he's worth it' Literary Review 'Hill is a masterful writer, quirky and intelligent, and his characters are drawn with a depth rare in crime fiction. And astonishingly, 21 books into the Dalziel and Pascoe saga, I have yet to feel he's repeating himself' The Times 'His energy, wit and erudition are astonishing! he can still see off most of his rivals' Daily Telegraph 'Hill at his best is a masterly storyteller, and he is at his best here! he always handles the big action scenes with authority and perfect timing! addictive!brilliant' Spectator 'Hill keeps us in suspense throughout the entire book! it's a gripping read which displays Hill's brilliant characterization and dialogue and his skilful plot structure' Sunday Telegraph