The Price of Butcher's Meat (Dalziel and Pascoe Series #23)

The Price of Butcher's Meat (Dalziel and Pascoe Series #23)

by Reginald Hill
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The Price of Butcher's Meat (Dalziel and Pascoe Series #23) by Reginald Hill

“Reginald Hill is quite simply one of the best at work today.”

Boston Globe

 

There is no end to the praise mystery writer Reginald Hill has already earned for his British police procedurals featuring Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe and Detective Superintendent “Fat Andy” Dalziel. Having recently bested Harlan Coben, Val McDermid, Michael Connelly, and James Patterson for the Crime Writers Association’s Mystery and Thriller People’s Choice Dagger, the master returns with The Price of Butcher’s Meat—as a recuperating Andy Dalziel (following his close brush with mortality in Death Comes for the Fat Man) gets involved in the murderous politics of a not-so-peaceful seaside community. The Price of Butcher’s Meat is more “great stuff from one of the greats, and a true must for fans of British crime” (Denver Rocky Mountain News). 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061451942
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Series: Dalziel and Pascoe Series , #23
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

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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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
b-quest More than 1 year ago
As always the plots are intriguing, the characters interesting, and have some depth, although this time Mr. Hill brings into his prose and story line a little Austin, and a great Dalziel(deal), of tongue and cheek. Much fun.
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VPI66 More than 1 year ago
The characters are interesting and the plot is good. I will certainly buy the next book in this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Needing to recover from 'the big bang in Mill Street' that nearly killed him (see DEATH COMES FOR THE FAT MAN) and no one able or willing to take him in, Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel heeds the advice of Ellie Pascoe, wife of the Chief Inspector. He obtains a room at the Avalon in Sandytown by the sea, ¿the Home of the Healthy Holiday¿. As he records his feelings per his therapist, Dalziel quickly realizes three families own the small resort town under the auspices of the Sandytown Development Consortium. The Parkers, Denhams and Hollises have ambitious plans for Sandytown until Lady Denham dies mysteriously. Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe leads the investigation in which Dalziel wants in if nothing else at least as a consultant on the other hand Pascoe desperately wants to keep his sick leave pal ¿Fat Andy¿ out so he can lead the show. --- This is a refreshing excellent follow-up to DEATH COMES FOR THE FAT MAN. The structure is a radical departure from the long running Dalziel-Pascoe police procedurals as it is told in six interrelated but unique volumes that make the tale more than a whodunit the story line is a deep character study allowing insight into Dalziel via his taped observations and email sent by local Charlie Whiffle. With a nod to ¿Janeites¿ and homage to Jane Austen and her unfinished novel, Reginald Hill provides a great tale. --- Harriet Klausner
calvinBM More than 1 year ago
I tried starting the book but could not get interested after a few pages. I will try once more, however.