An April Shroud (Dalziel & Pascoe #4)
This one takes us all the way back to the wedding of Peter and Ellie, whose honeymoon coincides with an enforced holiday by Fat Andy. In no short order, he gets embroiled in a mystery--a good th...more
Following Pascoe’s wedding to Ellie, Andy is off on a two-week holiday but he has no idea what to do with himself other than drive around and when his car breaks down he finds himself intrigued by a family burying a father and husband in a singularly emotionless fashion. In his inimitable way, he insinuates himself into their hous...more
Though Dalziel works remarkably well as a solo...more
this time dalziel takes centre stage as it opens with pascoe's wedding and he is obviously otherwise engaged!
dalziel takes a holiday - which is like the 8th wonder of the world - but death does not
this leads him to the lake house with a very peculiar family and his curiosity is aroused - purely professionally of course. plus he falls for the lady of the house
how he gets away with what he does. driving home for example after a VERY liquid lunch and speaking to the loc...more
With Pascoe off on his honeymoon, Dalziel (Dee-Ell) is taking a holiday of his own. Things quickly go awry when his car is swamped in a flooding road. He is rescued by a group of rather happy mourners and taken to a decrepit mansion to dry off. More seems wrong than just the state of the abode; there’s a preserved rat in the freezer and the very appealing mistress of the manner twice widowed in suspicious circumstances...more
This story was more a crisis of faith for Andy, consequently he seemed to be acting somewhat out of character.
An enjoyable story and like real life police investigations, not all of the questions were answered. I had no idea who the murderer was until he was unmasked.
I'm up to Dalziel and Pascoe number four. It's being a bit disappointing so far. Pascoe has been packed off on his honeymoon and we're following Dalziel round on holiday. He's come across some interesting characters and a suspicious death of course, but so far the book is a bit lopsided without Pascoe for balance.
In the end the book evened out and Dalziel unsurprisingly filled the void created by his partner's absence. This was a country house murder without the murder and a book that develops...more
Pascoe is getting married to Ellie and although Daziel is happy for those two, he is depressed that his own marriage has failed (although he would never call himself depressed!). After the wedding, Daziel's two weeks of vacation are starting. He plans to drive around in his car, without having a plan where to go. Due to heavy rain and floods, his car gets stuck and in need for help he stumbles upon a more than weird family with...more
Dalziel is on his own, during Pascoe's honeymoon. Stranded by heavy rains, he is rescued by a funeral procession led by widow Bonnie Fielding. Complications arise when he discovers the strange manner in which Bonnie's husband died, the possibility of an insurance scam, and the realization that all the Fieldings, including Bonnie, are suspects in a possible murder.
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