Death's Jest-Book: A Dalziel and Pascoe Mystery (Paperback)

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Bestselling and Diamond Dagger award-winning mystery writer Reginald Hill sets up a battle of wills between determined cops Andy Dalziel and DCI Peter Pascoe and an elusive and ingenious villain in a “dazzling” novel of psychological suspense (New York Times Book Review).

Three times Yorkshire policeman Peter Pascoe has wrongly accused ex-con Franny Roote of a crime, only to have Roote walk free. Now Roote is sending out strange and threatening letters and Pascoe fears there is worse to come. This time he’s determined to get his man.

Meanwhile, Pascoe’s colleague Edgar Wield rides to the rescue of a boy in danger and in return, the boy tips him off about the heist of a priceless treasure. Soon Wield is torn between protecting the lad and doing his duty.

Over all this activity broods the huge form of Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel. As trouble builds, Dalziel discovers that omniscience can be more trouble than it’s worth. 

About the Author

Reginald Hill, acclaimed English crime writer, was a native of Cumbria and a former resident of Yorkshire, the setting for his novels featuring Superintendent Andy Dalziel and DCI Peter Pascoe. Their appearances won Hill numerous awards, including a CWA Golden Dagger and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award. The Dalziel and Pascoe stories were also adapted into a hugely popular BBC TV series. Hill died in 2012.

Praise For…

“Ever the master of form and sorcerer of style.” — New York Times Book Review

“One of the finest crime writers of this era.” — Booklist

“Once again, Hill takes the classic British mystery to new levels of psychological suspense, character development, and literary mastery in his signature series....superlative.” — Library Journal (starred review)

“Rich with literary allusion and clever workplay...dazzling in design.” — New York Times Book Review

“Reginald Hill’s novels are first-class brainteasers. Death’s Jest-Book is classic Hill.” — Orlando Sentinel

“Carefully weaving plots and subplots, Mr. Hill has created another puzzle filled with realistic characters and a sly sense of humor that moves the story along nimbly.” — Dallas Morning News

“This is a book with an underlying tone of menace throughout....enriched by irony and imagery, a brilliant bit of writing.” — San Jose Mercury News

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062998040
ISBN-10: 0062998048
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Dalziel and Pascoe