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Publication Order of Dalziel & Pascoe Books

A Clubbable Woman (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Advancement of Learning (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruling Passion (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
An April Shroud (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pinch of Snuff (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Killing Kindness (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadheads (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exit Lines (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child's Play (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under World (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bones and Silence (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Small Step (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recalled to Life (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pictures of Perfection (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wood Beyond (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Beulah Height (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arms and the Women (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dialogues of the Dead (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death's Jest-Book (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Morning, Midnight (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Comes for the Fat Man / The Death of Dalziel (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last National Service Man (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cure for All Diseases / The Price of Butcher's Meat (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Fugue (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last National Service Man is a prequel novella.

Publication Order of Dalziel & Pascoe Collections

Pascoe's Ghost (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asking for the Moon (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dalziel and Pascoe Hunt the Christmas Killer (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Reginald Hill was born on 3rd April 1936 in Hartlepool, North East of England. During this time hill’s father was a professional footballer for Hartlepool United. Reginald however had no interest in football as he preferred rugby since it encouraged drinking of beer before and after and even during as When Hill reached three his family moved from Hartlepool to Cumbria. This is where Reginald spent his whole childhood before joining Oxford University where he graduated as a teacher. Reginald is said to have discovered his ability to right at the age of 7 where he also found out that people actually earned for being creative or making things up. Reginald was always sure that he would become a writer one day since his epiphany. He worked as a teacher for many years in Yorkshire where he found the inspiration and appropriate setting to work on the novels. Reginald Hill lived in Cumbria together with his wife known as Pat with whom they were married for over 40 years. After winning the Diamond Dagger, Reginald Hill said that he was very happy since it eventually confirmed that he had made a right career choice in which he was able to reach great heights with passion for the same. . He worked on books such as the Head of Mid Yorkshire CID which was his first book written in 1970. Reginald Hill has written more than 40 books in many different genres which range from science fiction to historical books. Some of his crime novels include the series that features the popular and redundant lathe operator who turned from Luton to PI, Joe Sixsmith –Killing the lawyers, Singing the Sadness, Born Guilty, Blood Sympathy. He also wrote many thrillers featuring Patrick Ruell which included The Only Game and Death of a Dormouse.

Hill has received several awards for his novels as well as short stories. Among the great awards for hill is the ‘Crime Writers’ Association’s prestigious Gold Dagger’ Award for the Best Crime Novel of the Year for his novel Bones and Silence. In the year 1995 Reginald was honored by the Crime Writers’ Association with a Cartier Diamond Dagger due to his lifetime involvement in crime writing. Dalziel & Pasco was one of his successful series which featured the novel a Clubbable Woman which featured his main characters Dalziel and his sensitive partner known as Peter Pascoe. The novel was published by Collins. Hill was became ‘the crime novel’s best hope’ and throughout his writing career he has showed his writing strengths with a series of over 24 books with the ever popular characters and also been made a BBC television series that features Colin Buchanan and Warren Clarke. Reginald passed on in the year 2012 after suffering from a brain tumor

A Clubbable Woman

This was the first book of the series Dalziel & Pasco. It involves Connon was actually coming home from the Rugby Club after having a bad knock in a match found his wife more uncommunicative than normal. He passed out on his bed for 5 hours and comes downstairs to find that his wife is actually no more and she has a hole at the center of her forehead. Once Mary Connon who is a small town femme fatale is found dead in her living room, her husband, a rugby player in the town, immediately comes under suspicion. However, Andy Dalziel, who is a gloriously and vulgar savant of Mid-Yorkshire’s police force, has other ideas about this case all of which pertain to the local rugby club, the town, the social center which forms his the hunting ground that he prefers. Peter Pascoe who is Dalziel’s young sergeant is suspecting his new boss. The new boss is said to have interest in the club due to the active access to the good beer than actually solving the murder case. While Dalziel never said no to a three or a pint, Pascoe still has plenty to learn about the unique and effective methodology of Fat Andy. At the club, there are passions running high both on and off field. Reginald uses his characters effectively as this case is a home game for the Detective Superintendent named Andrew Dalziel in the novel. He knows all players, both male and female. However, the young Sergeant Peter Pascoe’s loyalty lies with other codes which are entirely his own ideas. This makes the first appearance for both of them together and Hill uses them to bring the feeling of electricity of opposite and complementary skills which takes them both to the top most division

An Advancement of Learning

This is the second book in Reginald’s series the Dalziel and Pascoe. The novel sends the 2 incompatible Yorkshire policemen to the university students, who Andy Dalziel happens to have no great love for. Actually, when the news about a dead body being found on the Holm Coultram College gets to him, he takes it as a good start. The year is 1971 and the police force doesn’t like being warmly involved with the Ivory Tower. Still, Andy Dalziel goes college, where a single corpse follows another and then another. Eventually, even Andy Dalziel has to admit that there is someone who is after the academic community and with a rather extreme zeal. As the investigations develop and become more complex, aid comes in calling from unexpected corners. Andy Dalziel’s sensitive young sergeant proves to be astonishingly insightful and every person involved receives some great and useful education. Reginald s uses this novel to show his strengths in crime authoring his character development game is on point as he takes readers through a great investigation experience being handled by two mismatch policemen who have different ideologies. This great series is among the many major projects by Reginald Hill which have seen him receive many awards which include the prestigious Cartier Diamond Dagger award for his Lifetime Achievement in authoring Crime Fiction. He also won an Edgar award as well as a Golden Dagger award for the Best Crime Novel of the Year which adds to his success. The Dalziel and Pascoe has also been turned into a greatly popular Television series which is broadcasted both in the UK and the U.S.

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One Response to “Dalziel & Pascoe”

  1. Name (required): 3 years ago

    Although the TV series were good the boos should be read in order to catch the real Reginald Hill


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