Recalled To Life (Dalziel & Pascoe #13)
This book dates from 1992 and reopens a 1963 case when Andy was still in uniform. A local member of th ...more
Writing up notes on each book in this series is getting a bit pointless and probably pretty tedious for anyone reading. Hill's a master storyteller and surprises me everytime with the inventiveness of not just his plots but of the way he narrates these stories.
I think this book draws a lot on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities but I'm not qualified to comment on that angle. Pascoe stays in Mid-Yorkshire looking into a 1963 murder case. The surviving murderer has just been released from prison. Dalzi...more
I always enjoy the characters in Reginald Hill's series and I love the way he writes. I was so sorry when he died in 2012 that he wouldn't be writing any more of the Dalziel & Pascoe books.
If you like British mysteries, give these a try. Th ...more
In 1963 Ralph Micklewaite was hung for murdering Pam Westropp and the nanny he had an affair with was put in jail. 40 years later she is released from prison and an inquiry begins to determine if the wrong person was hung. Meanwhile Dalziel secretly does his own investigation and ends up in America.
The basic idea was good but I felt it rambled a bit and that the solution was obvious by the end. The characters were well ...more
I always forget just how good Reginal Hill's writing is until I pick up one of his novels.
This is the 12th Dalziel & Pascoe book (I haven't read them all, but those I do are read in order) and they improve as you go. The first couple I read, I really didn't like. They were set in the 1970s and in accordance with the time, they were horribly sexist.
This one brings us to the 1990s, but also looks back to 1963, the height of the Profumo Scandal and a ...more
The writing was confusing and all over the place, making it difficult to follow the story. One had to go back and read parts to understand what was happening. In the end there were many unanswered questions. So much so as to make it not an enjoya ...more
Hill's characters have depth, his plotting is intricate, and he provides many twists and turns not to mention somersaults and backflips on the way to solving the mystery. This one involves a murder from 1963 which is being reinvestigated officially by the police, and off the books by Dalziel. It kept me guessing until the very end.
It's a complicated story, one that I found difficult to follow at times, but my favorite part was An ...more
After National Service (1955-57) and studying English at St Catherine's College, Oxford University (1957-60) he worked as a teacher for many years, rising to Senior Lecturer at Doncaster College of Education. In 1980 he retired from ...more