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Der Wald des Vergessens (Dalziel & Pascoe #15)

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Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel vom CID Mid-Yorkshire ermittelt mit seinem tiefsinnigen Partner Peter Pascoe diesmal gleich an zwei Fronten: Militante Tierschützer finden ein menschliches Skelett im Sperrgürtel um das Hochsicherheitslabor eines Pharmakonzerns. Gleichzeitig beginnt Pascoe sich immer mehr für den mysteriösen Tod seines Großvaters während des Ersten W ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Knaur (first published 1995)
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Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More than I ever thought I'd learn about first-hand accounts of trench warfare in WWI. Peter the Elder's journal has the ring of truth to it; the misery and futility are borne out in other sources, some of which Hill must have used in his research - to great effect. Peter the Younger gets himself immersed in tracing his ancestor's story during the Great War, seemingly blurring the line between that history and his own present day. Never one to let a tale just fade away, Hill has Present-Peter co ...more
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Detective Sgt Peter Pascoe is charged with taking his grandmother's ashes to their final resting place. Her request is odd and convoluted and leads him to a long buried secret: his great-grandfather was court martialed and shot toward the end of WWI. He becomes so involved in this personal investigation that he barely notices that his team is involved in the discovery of what might be a long buried body that was unearthed during an animal rights demonstration at a local pharmaceutical lab. ...more
Alison C
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Following his grandmother’s death, Chief Inspector Pascoe is looking for a place to scatter her ashes according to her instructions; a difficult task as the place she wanted them to go doesn’t exist anymore. Furthermore, she has left behind her father’s journals, describing his life during World War I, which lead Pascoe to an unexpected piece of family history. Meantime, Superintendent Dalziel is attracted to a woman who may or may not be involved in several animal liberation actions, one of whi ...more
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As much a critique of British policy in World War I as a novel of animal rights activists (which become a metaphor for the slaughter of innocents 1914-1918), this is a superb story of our trio of heroes Wield who has finally found the love of his love life, Dalziel who may have fallen under the spell of his perfect mate, and Pascoe who resolves a family mystery. For fans of the series this is a must read, but the best ok would be a terrific stand alone novel.
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This mystery has Peter Pascoe finding out about his family's involvement in WWI. There is much on the waste of lives and the quick execution of many British soldiers for cowardice. Andy Dalziel continues with his blunt Yorkshire commentary/ insults and Wield finds happiness with his partner-- and apparently a rescued monkey. There is a bit too much of Pascoe's great-grandfather's ghostly thoughts for my taste, otherwise lots of literary references.
Oct 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reginald Hill continues to amaze me. The Wood Beyond is truly wonderful. This is startling because Hill writes thrillers under the pseudonym of Patrick Rule that are just not terribly interesting. The Wood Beyond concerns a group of animal rights activists who discover a body while on a nocturnal visit to an animal experimentation laboratory. The leader of the group, Cap Marvel, a woman to warm the heart if not the cockles of Andy Dalziel, and built with peaks resembling a famous mountain range, ...more
Kirsty Darbyshire
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm definitely running out of things to say about Reginald Hill because it seems I am destined to be never disappointed by his books. This is a very good thing and I'm not complaining. It's taken me several months to get hold of this book as it seemed to be in the middle of a reprint when I finished the previous book. It's also an episode of the series that I've only heard exceedingly good things about and so I was really looking forwrad to it.

It hasn't turned out to be my favourite read of the
Allison Stark
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reginald Hill is my favorite author, and I had just started randomly reading back through the Dalziel & Pascoe books to pass the time until the next one came out when I found out he died of a brain tumor in January. Guess his profile was a little higher in England, as it got no press coverage here. Anyway, when I found out while Googling him a few weeks ago that he had died of a brain tumor earlier this year, first I cried, then I decided to go back and read the first book I'd read by him. I ...more
The old trick of splitting a central character into two very different parts and using the tension to create literary sparks has worked for writers as diverse as Rex Stout (Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin) and Patrick O'Brian (Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin).

Nobody in the mystery field does it better these days than Hill, whose down-and-dirty Inspector Dalziel (pronounced Dah-eel in the A&E TV series) jigs and jousts wonderfully with his smart, sensitive sidekick Pascoe.

Their latest outing
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel has two primary story lines. One revolves around events during World War I, and the other is set in 1990's Yorkshire, England at a pharmaceuticals company. The author skillfully weaves the two plot lines together into an ending that sees all loose ends tied up and all crimes solved. In this story, we see a more human side of Dalziel, and we learn something about Pascoe's ancestry. Sergeant Wield, as always, covers the details in his usual competent manner, and a new female member of t ...more
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Reginald Charles Hill is a contemporary English crime writer, and the winner in 1995 of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.

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
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